We are starting to make some progress in the world. The police officers who were responsible for George Floyd's death are under arrest, Breonna's law has passed and many companies are fixing their inner racist practices to create a better working world for POC. But we have a long way to go. This will be a generational battle and I know we are all up for it. Here are some things that you can help with from home. And remember to listen, hear the stories and then become a true ally of our brothers and sisters.
1. Demand Justice for Breonna Taylor
We have so much more work to do to get justice for our sister. Sign the petition to demand all officers are fired immediately and dial the mayor at 844-298-2731 to demand justice.
2. Justice for Juan and Dupree
Juan and Dupree were wrongfully convicted for a crime they did not commit in 2004 . The justice system failed them when they were only 17 and 18 years old, and they have been incarcerated for 16 years.
3. Buy a copy of Something Happened In Our Town for a child
Something Happened in Our Town follows two families — one White, one Black — as they discuss a police shooting of a Black man in their community. The story aims to answer children's questions about such traumatic events, and to help children identify and counter racial injustice in their own lives.
Includes an extensive Note to Parents and Caregivers with guidelines for discussing race and racism with children, child-friendly definitions, and sample dialogues.
4. Learn about what got us here and the history of racism in America
Without the proper context, it is impossible to understand the mushroom cloud of uprisings that are exploding across the country in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breanna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others. This article is a good read to give a basic timeline and understand context of brutality against people of color in America.