Every other day on our social media pages we will be sharing anti-racism resources as well as black artists to uplift and celebrate. We will be updating the list here, so all of the artists and resources will all be in one place.
Now is the time for everyone to get involved.
We need to start conversations and play an active role in the fight against racism.
This list is for everyone and anyone wanting to learn more about anti-racism, racism, white fragility, white supremacy, how to talk about the topic, how to be actively involved and to simply enjoy the creations from incredible artists!
Please let us know if anything we share is counter-productive or if you have anything you think we should change or add. We understand that this is something that needs to be done with integrity and sensitivity, we hope everyone is taking this approach too.
#1 UPLIFT, SUPPORT AND CELEBRATE
Firstly, please take a look at the amazing, beautifully detailed artwork from Jurell Cayetano.
“Jurell Cayetano (Born 1992 in Brooklyn, NY) is a visual artist currently living and working in Atlanta, GA. He transforms photo references of peers (and other people of color) into narrative paintings full of expression and realism”
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Today we want to share this, from the author of ‘White Fragility’, Dr. Robin DiAngelo
Topics she discusses:
– ‘White progressives- those who do not see themselves as racist cause the people of color the most damage, because they don’t put any energy into creating change because they feel that they are exempt.’
– ‘We will not get anywhere from a place of white comfort.’
– ‘Racism is a system, not an event, it’s the system we are in and none of us are exempt from it’s forces’
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Black Trans Lives Matter.
Follow the link to see how you can support black trans people right now, please have a read through it all and do what you can, get educated, push yourself, do more than what you already are.
Here are some of the links from the article:
The Trans Obituaries Project: Honoring the Trans Women of Color Lost in 2019
Violence Against the Transgender Community in 2019
The Nina Pop Mental Health Recovery Fund– ‘The Nina Pop Mental Health Recovery Fund is an emergency mutual aid fund that raises money to pay for one-time mental health therapy sessions with licensed Black women therapists.’
The Tony McDade Mental Health Recovery Fund – ‘The Tony McDade Mental Health Recovery Fund is an emergency mutual aid fund that raises money to pay for one-time mental health therapy sessions with licensed Black male therapists.’
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A podcast about Coronavirus and how it’s hitting the Black community harder because of Racism.
‘Many have referred to COVID-19 as a “great equalizer.” But the virus has actually exacerbated all sorts of disparities. When it comes to race, black Americans account for a disproportionate number of coronavirus-related deaths in the U.S. In this bonus episode from Slate’s “What Next” podcast, reporter Akilah Johnson talks about the many reasons why.’