This week seems like it’s been a year long. I hope you and your family and loved ones continue to be safe.
This week has seen our nation add a racial and inequality crisis to our economic and health crises.
This week we also returned to space, which reminds me of how this country, when we commit to doing the impossible, somehow finds a way to make it possible.
This week, I want to focus on the leaders paving the way on inequity, rather than focus on our personal leadership development as I usually do. I turned to women of color I respect and trust for where to look next.
Here are some of the resources they shared with me to educate ourselves and others and to support activists on the ground trying to address the issues.
For my white ally friends:
Anti-racism resources for white people – link here
Showing Up for Racial Justice – link here
75 Things White People can do for Racial Justice – link here
For my friends on the front line, support for activists: link here
Places to consider contributing:
NAACP Legal Defense Fund: Since 1940, NAACP LDF has been the vanguard of the fight for civil rights and racial justice in the courts. They continue to fight to promote full, equal, and active participation of African Americans in America’s democracy.
Campaign Zero: has put together a comprehensive platform of research-based policy solutions to end police brutality in America. They also provide tools for individuals to directly advocate to their elected leaders for policy solutions to end police violence.
BYP100: Black Youth Project 100 is a member-based organization of Black youth activists creating justice and freedom for all Black people. They mobilize through building a network focused on transformative leadership development, direct action organizing, advocacy, and education. With multiple chapters across the country, we are asking you to support the Washington, DC, New York City, and Chicago chapters.
National Bail Fund Network: made up of over sixty community bail and bond funds across the country. They are also fighting to abolish the money bail system and pretrial detention.
Southern Poverty Law Center: The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.
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Stay safe and sane,
Thank you for all you do,