I’m sitting here starting over on this week’s blog post because nothing else matters more at this moment is for us all to talk about recent events. It’s hurtful to watch as things going on with protests and violence, and I cannot help but feel the need to share more of what I learn regarding the topics of racism on my platform here.
Understanding that this conversation is not about me but about serving a cause that is higher than me, I want to start with sharing a list of media and materials that I have compiled or curated from various sources (credited at the end of this post) in light of recent events. I stand in solidarity with my Black community and promise to do my best to learn and share that with others. This list with links of videos, films, and podcast episodes is my homework that I want to catch up on this week, and I hope you’ll join me as I share what I’ve learned along the way on my IG-stories.
Knowing we all come from different backgrounds and have different levels of understanding, it’s still important to start with education and learning the history of it all. Don’t feel like you have to learn it all at once because I know all of this can be overwhelming. I’d suggest you take it slow and pick one topic to learn from a day from activists and leaders within your community and credible sources available online. First, Listen. Then, Learn. Let’s unlearn together and start making a change. #BlackLivesMatter
Check out this first: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/
TERMS TO KNOW:
King In The Wilderness – The 2018 documentary directed by Peter Kunhardt on the final chapters of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life prior to his assassination in 1968.
Red Table Talk – Three women (Jada, Willow, & Gammy – Will Smith’s family) from three generations with diverse backgrounds join the Red Table to discuss the concept of white privilege, and how it affects the relationships between white women and women of color.
LINKS TO VALUABLE ORIGINAL RESOURCES THAT INSPIRED THIS LIST:
Comment your favorite films, TV shows, books, or articles you’ve watched and read recently as I’d love to add it to this blog post! Thank you for being here, and stay tuned for part two (coming at the end of this week) of this anti-racism resource which I will include local businesses and brands for you all to continue your support.
I hope you will find your voice and use it. Speak the truth and treat others kindly. Stay healthy and stay safe.