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2020 South Atlanta Social Justice Resource Guide for Families

Protests, Rallies, Books, Podcasts, Films, Articles, Organizations ALL IN ONE PLACE

By Kristen Wright-Matthews, Editor & Publisher, Macaroni Kid College Park * East Point * Morrow June 10, 2020


There is no secret that there is a movement happening right now and it will continue. The structural and societal racism that Black citizens experience every day did not begin when Ahmaud Arbery was shot, when Breonna Taylor was fatally ambushed, or when we watched George Floyd horrifically killed by a police officer in Minneapolis and it will not end immediately. It will take time, diligence, and togetherness to be heard and for change to begin to happen. There has been some negativity reported, but overall we can be proud of how our country is banding together to create some real change. There are many things going on in the great City of Atlanta and our smaller communities so we wanted to create a place where everyone can find these events and resources in one place. 

We understand that we are in the middle of a pandemic and many of us are not ready to get out on a grand scale, social distancing, or not. That's why we have added more than just events here because there are more ways than one to help evoke change and make this world and our communities a better place to live. 

This guide will be continuously updated so keep coming back. Events can be submitted here for FREE. For questions /concerns, or to send files or recommendations, please email kristenwm@macaronikid.com. This guide is for all of us so we welcome your feedback.  


Live Events


JUNE 11 - Black Father's Matter Peaceful March and Rally 

AUGUST 28 - March On Washington 2020 (National Event)

AUGUST 28 - Give 8/28 -  A day of giving day for Black-led nonprofits





5 ways to support the movement in our communities 


For those of you who are immunocompromised, have a higher risk for severe illness, or otherwise unable to attend a protest, here are five ways you can support protesters in your community. 

1. Educate yourself. 

We all have an obligation to be actively antiracist. It will not come naturally so we have to take on the responsibility of educating ourselves about white supremacy in this country and the fight toward racial equality and justice. 

2. Support black-owned businesses. 

Entrepreneurs of color have historically faced a myriad of racial barriers in starting businesses in the U.S. With many restaurants and other small businesses already struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an extra dose of support would be appreciated.

3.  Support protests events.

You can support protest events by sharing via your social media or with friends and family. Other ways you can support are by contacting the organizers to volunteer in other ways like donating supplies like snacks, water, masks, markers, and poster boards. You can also volunteer to assist with clean up duties after the protest. 

4. Make a donation. 

Many local and national organizations are raising funds to meet immediate needs and working toward long-term systemic change. Make a donation and share the idea with those in your circle, or the company you work for to match your donation. 

Give 8/28 -  A day of giving day for Black-led nonprofits.

Here are a few suggestions: 

NAACP

Black Lives Matter

Black Futures Lab 

The Movement for Black Lives

Campaign Zero

Equal Justice Initiative 

Center for Policing Equity

Bail funds to help keep protesters out of jail can be made here

5. Be committed. 

This fight is far from over. If you can't get out now, commit to attending a protest later. If that won't be possible, just commit to being a part of the solution...whatever that is for you. Refer back to Tips 1 through 4 and hold yourself accountable. You might ask someone you know to be your accountability partner. Stay focused on the goal because this is not a sprint. It's a marathon. #themarathoncontinues





  

Virtual Events


JUNE 12 - What Color Is Your Knee

JUNE 12 - Democracy For All with Fair Fight

JUNE 14 - We Pray Different Virtual Meetup for Mothers of Black and Brown Sons

JUNE 19 - Enough is Enough Virtual Conference

JUNE 19 - BVOH and Youth Speaks Present: Freedom Speech!

JUNE 19 - Family Workshop: Talking about Race and Racism with My Child

JUNE 20 - I'm Talking to White People: Your Role in the Fight for Justice

JUNE 23 - Abolitionist Teaching and the Future of Our Schools

JUNE 24 - Stand Against Racism: Voting in a Time of Crisis

JUNE 24 - The Virtual National Youth Summit on Education, justice, and Leadership

JUNE 26 - Pandemic and Protests: An Online Town Hall for Black Teens

JUNE 29 - We Matter: Black and Jewish in America

JULY (Thursdays, 4-5 PM CST) - From The Ground Up: Anti-Racism for Families and Kids


Collections by Eventbrite

Educate Yourself: Online Racial Equity Workshops


Ongoing

- 7-Day Online Protest - The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change


Online Resources for Parents


- EmbraceRace fights systemic racism by supporting parents to raise children who are brave, informed, and thoughtful about race.  

- APA: Blog posts, organizations, and websites containing information, and racial and ethnic socialization.

- Black Pain, Black Joy, and Racist Fear: Supporting Black Children in a Hostile World 

- NPR Podcast: Talking Race With Young Children

- Parent Resources: Blog posts, organizations, and websites containing information and racial and ethnic socialization.

- For Parents of Black Children: Black Pain, Black Joy, and Racist Fear: Supporting Black Children in a Hostile World - Psychology Benefits Society

- Overcoming anxiety so you can talk to kids about race effectively

- Parenting for Liberation is a virtual community that connects, inspires, and uplifts Black folks as they navigate and negotiate raising Black children within the social and political context of the US.

- List of Anti-Racism Resources developed for non-Blacks (films, books, videos, podcasts, organizations to follow, etc)

- 30 books to help you talk to your kids about racism

- Anti-Racism For Kids 101: Starting To Talk About Race





Books for Kids and Families


- Diverse & Inclusive Books from Barefoot Books

Anti-Racism Books available at Barnes & Noble Booksellers

- Twelve Books to Help Children Understand Race, Antiracism and Protest - Smithsonian Magazine 


Various Titles 

Ages 0-2

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox

A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara

The Youngest Marcher by Cynthia Levinson 

Ages 3-6

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Pena

All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold

Something Happened in Our Town by Marianne Celano

Ages 7-14

We March by Shane W. Evans

The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson

Let's Talk About Race by Julius Lester 







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