Hey Friendly @here,
Watching the uprisings across the country this week, and feeling a deep intertwined uncomfort at my own privilege and comfortable position, I am looking for ways to contribute that aren't simply idle cheerleading and amplification , and that reach further than simple bail fund donations .
: which is perfectly fine, of course, but Twitter isn't action : which, if you can, do: https://www.communityjusticeexchange.org/nbfn-directory
One piece of advice I've seen handed around is that it's my job, as a relatively rich white person, as a person who is allowed to systemically ignore issues of justice in the world around me, to educate myself and those around me on "what's going on", and that I can't expect POC to do that work for me.
So, I'd like to invite whomever would like to join to read some books I've seen mentioned, starting with: