Black Lives Matter Resources
This is not in line with my regular content, but as Americans, we are currently being confronted with the harsh realities of the racist systematic oppression in our country. It is important for all of us to stand in solidarity with POC and other marginalized groups. We need to acknowledge the black people who have recently been murdered due to the systematic oppression in our country. George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. Sean Reed. Tony McDade.
Personally can not go out to protest in person due to the fact that I have been particularly going out of my way to strictly social distance because I am frequently visiting and helping take care of my elderly grandfather. I am making this blog post to use my platform to compile some resources that will help you advocate for the BLM movement even if you are staying home.
This, of course, is a limited list, but it is a good jumping-off point:
These are some really useful tools that are straight forward and specific
I have listened to this podcast for years and they have always been on the forefront of tackling racial issues, and the hosts are so dynamic. Their more recent episode discusses our current climate very well.
This book is a fictional story, but it provides very valuable insight into police brutality in America. When I read this book it helped me understand these issues on a deeper level and it was very helpful that the protagonist is a teenager I can relate to.
This is a helpful resource to promote media literacy during this time.
This article is concise and helpful!
Places to donate
This goes to a page with a list of victims' funds
If you wish to donate to bail funds of protesters, this is a very comprehensive resource
This goes to support the broader BLM movement
How to donate even if you don't have money to spare
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Black-Owned Vegan Businesses to Support
Veg out magazine catered this great list!!
If you are in the Bay Area like me, consider supporting this amazing black-owned restaurant.
An absolute favorite of mine, the owner is so darling. Located in Berkeley.
Vegan cosmetics that are high quality and affordable!!
There are obviously tons more, and you, of course, do not have to only support vegan businesses if you don't want to, but it is nice to have the option.
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