As someone who strives to be an ally and advocate, as a podcaster, and as a former educator
I am sharing resources that I’ve compiled
I encourage all of us to understand that we will make mistakes, and we might not know what to say or ask or do, but it’s important to keep trying. It’s important to educate ourselves and each other.
Don’t afraid to stand because you don’t want to make those mistakes.
We’re humans. Let’s do our best to be our best.
Please note that this is not the most complete list ever.
It’s just my list.
Anti-racism (n.): the policy or practice of opposing racism and promoting racial tolerance.
I highly recommend that you take a few minutes and watch this video by Trevor Noah…
- Here’s an article I found on tolerance.org about anti-racism.
- This is a comprehensive resource list which includes:
- What to do and who to contact if you are detained while protesting
- Alternatives to donating or protesting
- A list of bail and memorial funds
- International organizations and resources
- A list of mutual aid and community projects
- Taylor, CEO of Lemon Tree Editorial and member of the District Bliss community, has been sharing tons of resources and is an expert in inclusivity. She helps with terminology, language, and offers tons of great information. You can find her Instagram account here.
- This is a resource recommended by Liz Wilcox
- Lucy Black Entertainment has been hosting conversations in their Facebook group
- This is a list of resources — including articles, podcasts, books, videos, and more — that was not compiled by me (and has not been 100% vetted by me, but seems to be solid)
Books to read
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, a 15 year-old author
- The LA public library put together a comprehensive list of books about Black Lives Matter
- Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor, by Layla Saad
- The Willie Lynch Letter and the Making of a Slave by Willie Lynch
Instagram accounts to follow
- These accounts were recommended by Liz Wilcox:
- My former History teacher, now friend, has been sharing resources for … years. He has tons of great content. @hotrod21078
Podcasts to listen to
- Taylor, CEO of Lemon Tree Editorial, and Erin, my operations manager and CEO of Mabely Q, have a free course in the District Bliss Academy that is a great resource: Inclusivity and Accessibility
- This article published in The Atlantic about what US police can learn from what happened – and is continuing to happen – in Hong Kong.
If you have any resources that you’d like to share, we’d be happy to take a look and continue to add them to this blog post. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Be kind to each other and stay safe,
– Sara, CEO of District Bliss
(Featured image description: Demonstrators in Miami stand with tape reading, “I Can’t Breathe,” in 2014. The protest occurred after a grand jury in New York City declined to indict the police officers involved Eric Garner’s death. Property of Getty Images)