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I wanted to quickly share a blog post on resources to being a better ally. We have shared a few thing on our Instagram and Instagram Stories but realize that this is a lot easier when we have everything in one place. We also wanted to make it easier for you all to be able to click directly into links, etc. If there is anything we are missing in the below, please let us know, either in the comments below or on Instagram DM.
Ways to Educate Ourselves.
Films & TV Series to Watch:
13TH (Ava Duvernay), American Son (Kenny Leon), Selma (Ava Duvernay), When They See Us (Ava Duvernay), Queen and Slim (Melina Matsoukas)
Books to Read:
“Their Eyes Were Watching God” By: Zora Neale Hurston, “Heavy: An American Memoir” By: Kiese Laymon, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” By: Maya Angelou, “White Fragility” By: Robin Diangelo, PHD
Podcasts to Listen To:
1619 (New York Times), Code Switch (NPR), Pod Save The People (Crooked Media)
Where to Donate (if you have the means).
George Floyd’s Family GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd
Black Lives Matter: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019
Minnesota Freedom Fund: https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/donate
Brooklyn Bail Fund: https://brooklynbailfund.org/donate
Ways to Help Outside of Donating
Peacefully Protest: Here is a link to a Twitter account I found that gives information on where and when peaceful protests are happening throughout the US. They also share a lot of up to date news. I have found Twitter to be the best app for staying informed currently.
Sign Petitions Demanding Change: Justice for George Floyd on Change.org. Color of Change Petition for Justice HERE.
Call Your Representatives: Dial 202-224-3121. This number will direct you to the Capitol switchboard. When you call, ask to be connected to your senator or representative. The operator will direct your call to their office. The most important part is to be clear about what issue you’re calling about. Why you support or oppose certain legislation is irrelevant. The more people that call the representative’s office, the less detail the assistants will write down. Getting straight to the point makes things easier for everyone.
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