Jun 05, 2020 |
Resolving centuries of oppression cannot be done alone.
And no one can stand idly by—neutrality and silence are complicit.
Here are steps we are taking with our hearts, our minds, our wallets, our voices,
and our votes to create a more equitable world.
With our hearts
- Practice compassionately listening. One place to start, the 1619 Project podcast from the New York Times, which places the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the center of America's birth story
With our minds
- Read “How to Be An Anti-Racist” by Ibram X. Kendi, and purchase from a Black-owned bookstore.
- Read “White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism”, by Robin DiAngelo.
- Listen to “Code Switch: A Decade of Watching Black People Die” from NPR
- Join GirlTrek’s Black History 21-day Bootcamp Meditation- a bootcamp launched June 1st, but you can join now.
- Check out Honey Book & Rising Tide’s “Anti-racist Resources for Businesses to Further Racial Justice”.
- Bookmark this Anti-Racist Resource Guide created by Victoria Alexander, MEd.
With our wallets
- Switch your spending to Black-owned businesses- apps like eatOkra and Black Wallet make it easy to find a business in your neighborhood.
- Use platforms like Mighty Deposits and Blackout Coalition’s database of Black-owned banks and credit unions to find a bank or credit union aligned with your values.
- Donate to organizations dismantling white supremacy like, Black Lives Matter, Color of Change, and Equal Justice Initiative.
With our votes
- Be a steward for democracy: vote and advocate for yourself and those that are underrepresented, especially with local elected leaders. Check to make sure you’re registered to vote at vote.gov.
Also, read Beneficial State Foundation's statement, standing in solidarity with Black communities demanding an end to police violence.