Everybody needs help at some point in their lives, and, in this interview, Renford makes a sincere plea to Canadian celebrities and influencers to recognize those being unfairly treated while in prison, and use their voices to effect change.
It’s time Canadian celebrities start to use that platform and start to speak out like their American counterparts when it comes to looking at those who are incarcerated.
Drake, for example, a prominent Canadian celebrity, should start to take up the cause here in Canada. His work with Kanye West on the Larry Hoover Project shows that he cares about incarcerated individuals (unless it was just a publicity stunt), so why isn’t he looking at those in Canadian prisons?
We need celebrities and influencers to listen to Renford’s experience of discrimination, racism, unfair treatment and human rights violations inside, to use their platforms to make noise and make the higher-ups realize what’s happening.
We’ve got to advocate for people’s rights, even though we don’t know them, because, today it’s Renford, but next week, it might be your brother, your son or your best friend. We need to advocate for an equal, fair and just society for all.