Episode Three of The Pledge introduces Oni Williams. Oni lives in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Birmingham where she regularly visits barbershops and strip clubs to speak with members of the community to inform them of their rights and encourage them to speak out. Oni explains that everyone has a voice, and everyone has a right to hold their leaders accountable.
Listen to The Pledge as Oni tells the her story of how she came to believe in her own responsibility to speak out and take action.
“Society has told them they don't have a right to hold these people accountable. But they do.”
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