Mothers shouldn’t have to pray differently for their black and brown sons. Spouses shouldn’t have to pray differently for their black and brown husbands. Sons and daughters shouldn’t have to pray differently for their black and brown fathers. I don’t KNOW your pain, but I feel for you. I don’t KNOW your anger, but I feel for you. I don’t KNOW your fear, but I feel for you.
We cannot allow the fear of imperfection to keep us from showing up. Anti-racism is a practice. We're learning as we go. We're making better decisions as we learn. We're committing to change. It’s an ongoing process to dismantle the oppressive ways of our thoughts, beliefs, society, culture and system. We stand in our vulnerability as we accept our responsibility. I am a privileged Latin woman working towards peace.
"When we identify where our privilege intersects with somebody else's oppression, we'll find our opportunities to make real change." - Ijeoma Oluo
WAYS TO SUPPORT CHANGE :
An organization committed to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a particular focus on Black women and girls. Our resources and initiatives are collaborative and they prioritize opportunity, access, validation, and healing.
A free library of black revolutionary texts, speeches and videos.
Dr. DiAngelo is Affiliate Associate Professor of Education at the University of Washington. In addition, she holds two Honorary Doctorates. Her area of research is in Whiteness Studies and Critical Discourse Analysis. She is a two-time winner of the Student’s Choice Award for Educator of the Year at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work. She has numerous publications and books, including What Does it Mean To Be White? Developing White Racial Literacy. In 2011 she coined the term White Fragility in an academic article which has influenced the international dialogue on race. Her book, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism was released in June of 2018 and debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List. In addition to her academic work, Dr. DiAngelo has been a consultant and trainer for over 20 years on issues of racial and social justice.
Sign Petitions : Color of Change
With 1.7 million members, Color of Change is the largest online racial justice organization in the United States. They move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America.The nonprofit has a handful of petitions you can sign, including:
They combine the best of grassroots organizing with legal expertise to radically transform policing and justice in America—and they need you on their team.
Say Her Name is a movement born from the African American Policy Forum calling attention to police violence and systemic issues affecting Black women, girls, and femmes. Donations to this 501(c)(3) nonprofit support advocacy, activism, and policy reform initiatives.
The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) formed in December of 2014, was created as a space for Black organizations across the country to debate and discuss the current political conditions, develop shared assessments of what political interventions are necessary in order to achieve key policy, cultural and political wins, convene organizational leadership in order to debate and co-create a shared movement wide strategy. Under the fundamental idea that we can achieve more together than we can separately.
Volunteer : FEM Power MIA Fairy Garden
A POC & LGBTQ activated community garden located in the historic Belafonte Tacolcy Center. As gardener-activists, underlying their desire to share the joy of gardens and green spaces is their deep commitment to changing the way others see their relationship to the land and themselves. They believe that these spaces provide unique opportunities to shift opinions and raise awareness. We are all impacted by unjust food systems, abuse and misuse of our environment, and overall systemic oppression that keeps us from living healthy and bountiful lives.
They are deeply rooted in our devotion to healing through nature, allowing for a reconnection to lost ancestral wisdom & knowledge, and repairing our damaged relationships to Mother Earth. Their mission is to empower others to reclaim their right to the land, to build community and collective knowledge, and to share resources in a way that allows for more self-sufficient communities.
Support Black Healers :
Creating space for black women to breathe easy. Their vision : a world where womxn of color are liberated, empowered and seen.
Their collective believes in magic, love, connection and liberation.
Spirit House Collective (est. 2017) is a female identifying, non-binary, and trans metaphysical community, dedicated to spreading knowledge, love and healing from their hearts straight to yours. They provide a sacred space for us to release whatever weight rests on our shoulders, while learning to explore individual paths and to love ourselves unapologetically. Spirit House was created to allow a safe environment for us to explore our gifts and passions without fear of judgement, isolation, or ridicule.
Use Your Voice : VOTE