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#BlackOutTuesday

In the middle of a global pandemic, senseless killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have occurred. As a response, there has been an outcry from those who feel traumatized and overwhelmed. These deaths along with the history of racial injustice and brutality against Black people are stark reminders that racism and anti-Blackness continue to function in our society.

As a response, continued feelings of uncertainty, sadness, anger, grieving, helplessness, confusion, heartbrokenness, guiltiness, anxiousness, and hurting, have been reverberated throughout our society. The issues of privilege, racism, and systemic oppression can no longer be ignored.

For those of you who are looking for a starting point in how to help, I have collected resources listed below that will help on the journey to knowledge and education.

Please reach out to talk about any emotions that may be coming up for you right now, how to support local Black communities, or how to find aid and support for POC.


U.S. Businesses Must Take Meaningful Action Against Racism

https://hbr.org/2020/06/u-s-businesses-must-take-meaningful-action-against-racism

11 Things To Do Besides Say ‘This Has To Stop’ In The Wake Of Police Brutality

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/police-violence-black-community-activism-ally_n_5ed01d2ac5b6b6261ab53962?ncid=APPLENEWS00001

How You Can Be an Ally to the Black Lives Matter Movement

https://www.greatbigstory.com/guides/how-to-become-a-better-black-lives-matter-ally

Watch:

13th (Netflix)

American Son (Netflix)

Dear White People (Netflix)

If Beale St Could Talk (Hulu)

King in the Wilderness (HBO)

See you Yesterday (Netflix)

The Hate you Give (Cinemax)

When They See Us (Netflix)

Read:

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

How to Be an Anti-0Racist by Ibram X. Kendi

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Divided Sisters by Midge Wilson and Kathy Russell

The Bluest Eyes by Toni Morrison

They Can’t Kill Us All by Wesley Lowery

Donate:

Black Visions Collective

Reclaim the Block

Know Your Rights Camp

Minnesota Freedom Fund

George Floyd Memorial Fund

Campaign Zero

Black Lives Matter

Communities United Against Police Brutality

I Run with Maud

NAACP Legal Defense

American Civil Liberties Union

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