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Clifton Sims is a life-long Boston resident born and raised in this city. Attended Boston Public schools, Cathedral High School, and Holy Cross College of Worcester. Full-time employee at a local Boston teaching hospital for 33 years. A passionate city dweller and advocate for community preservation, and a defender of long-time residents fighting against gentrification and displacement through his work as a Board member of Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants and allied organizations. Early education activist, including the witnessing of Grove Hall Welfare Department riots (1967) at 8 year old, protesting the mistreatment of black mothers and the dismantling of the Black family. A firm believer in the educational value of knowing one’s history, and applying these insights to our current struggle against injustice and racism. “If the first step is not taken to confront an issue there will not be a second. We remain immobilized”.