I’ve taken the week to stay quiet online and to listen. It’s time to put an end to racism.
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I can do better, and I will do better. I won’t always get it right, and I will probably say the wrong things. We must all do our part to end racism towards Black people, People of color, and Indigenous people.
The following are some of the things I’ve done to get me started on this journey and hopefully some ideas to help you started as well.
Putting an End to Racism
Where I donated so far.
- NIA Centre for the Arts: A Toronto-based not-for-profit arts centre that supports, showcases and promotes an appreciation of arts from across the African Diaspora.
- NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund: The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. LDF is America’s top legal firm fighting for racial justice.
- Black Health Alliance: Community-led registered charity working to improve the health and well-being of Black communities in Canada.
- True North Aid: A Canadian Charity providing practical humanitarian support to northern, indigenous and remote communities in Canada through grassroots projects.
Courses taken so far.
- I purchased and listened to Monique Melton’s Anti-racism 101 “Crash Course” and I highly recommend it.
- I also purchased Rachel Ricketts’s Spiritual Activism 101 course, which I’m looking forward to taking this weekend.
What I’m watching so far.
- 13th (Netflix) – Explores the history of racial inequality in the US, focusing on the fact that the nation’s prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans.
- When They See Us (Netflix) – Based on the true story of five teens who were falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park.
Books I’m reading and/or have purchased so far.
- The End of White Supremacy by Malcolm X / Benjamin Karim
- From the Ashes: My Story of Being Metis, Homeless and Finding My Way by Jesse Thistle
- Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-first Century by Monique W. Morris
- White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
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Petitions I signed so far.
- Justice for Breonna Taylor
- Justice for George Floyd
- Demand Racial Data on Coronavirus
- Coronavirus: Demand More from the Government
- Black Lives Matter’s Defund The Police
Join me in ending racism towards marginalized communities.
Please comment below on other resources you would recommend or have found useful.
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