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.
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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:
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
JUNE 12 - What Color Is Your Knee
JUNE 12 - Democracy For All with Fair Fight
JUNE 19 - Enough is Enough Virtual Conference
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
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- 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
- 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
- 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)
Books for Kids and Families
- Diverse & Inclusive Books from Barefoot Books
- Twelve Books to Help Children Understand Race, Antiracism and Protest - Smithsonian Magazine
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox
A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara
The Youngest Marcher by Cynthia Levinson
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Pena
All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold
Something Happened in Our Town by Marianne Celano
We March by Shane W. Evans
The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson
Let's Talk About Race by Julius Lester
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