"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about he things that matter" Martin Luther King
- CATEGORIES OF AND RELATIONSHIPS AMONG RACIAL MICROAGGRESSIONS
- DIFFERENT WAYS TO DONATE & HELP
- JUSTICE IN JUNE – links to learning resources and a schedule of what to do each day
- WHAT IS WHITE PRIVILEGE?
- EDUCATE YOURSELF
- MENTAL HEALTH IMPACTS – Learn about the mental health impacts of racial stress in the black community.
- ENGAGE – your friends and family members about the prevalence and effects of racism
- 75 THINGS – You can do to support racial justice
- SAY THEIR NAMES
- THE CUT – wrote a piece about different opportunities to join the fight. They share several ways to help like educating yourself and others, giving your time to go out and join a clean up, reaching out to your local politicians, protesting and offering resources to protestors in your community, and making donations to important organizations.
- RESOURCES FOR ACCOUNTABILITY AND ACTIONS FOR BLACK LIVES – A group document to share how you can support the families of Ahmad Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and many other Black Americans who have been murdered.
- MEDIUM – Katie Couric shared a list of Anti-Racism Resources on for adults and for children, including books, articles, podcasts and videos to watch.
- THE 1619 PROJECT – If you haven’t already, make sure you read this from The New York Times Magazine. The award-winning, ongoing initiative began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.
- NICHE.COM – shared mental health resources for people who are struggling to cope with racism against them and further resources to help others become more informed.
- PAPER MAGAZINE – put together a list of different funds and organizations where you can donate to support the protesters and activists speaking out in cities across the nation.
- NAMI.ORG – to see the mental health resources, help lines and programs they have available for everyone.
ANTI-RACISM PARENTING RESOURCES
"Although we are in different boats, you in your boat and we in our canoe, we share the same river of life" Oren Lyons
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