Silence is violence. It’s time to do the work and educate ourselves on how to be an active anti-racist. Have the tough conversations. Show up for our Black friends. Recognize our own bias’ and make a change. Here at Poosh, we want to use our platform to share actionable ways we can all participate to be better and do more.
If you are not a BIPOC, it’s about listening and understanding what you will likely never understand because your white privilege affords you this luxury that our Black colleagues, friends, family, classmates, fellow human beings do not have. It’s on us to demand change. Step one: stop talking and listen. Step two: educate yourself and those around you. Step three: donate to the cause if you can and if you can’t, volunteer.
Below we’re sharing helpful resources and additional ways we can all make a difference in our own households and beyond. Read on to learn actions you can take immediately to support racial equity and justice. Change starts with each and every one of us.
Start by reading this document compiled by Alyssa Klein and Sarah Sophie Flicker:
Resources for white parents to raise anti-racist children:
Videos to watch:
• To donate to Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, GoFundMe Page
• To donate to The Minnesota Freedom Fund
• To donate Black Lives Matter
• To donate to Reclaim the Block
• To donate to NAACP
• For Justice for George Floyd
• To donate to Campaign Zero
• To donate to The Bail Project
• To donate to ActBlue
• To donate to GirlTrek
• If you don’t have the means to donate, watch this video created by
Zoe Amira. All ad revenue will be donated to associations benefiting Black Lives Matter (be sure to turn off your ad blocker and don’t skip the ads).
• Just Mercy (Warner Bros. is currently offering free rental of Just Mercy)
• 13th (Ava DuVernay)
• Flint Town (Documentary)
• American Son (Kenny Leon)
• Strong Island (Documentary)
• Dear White People (Justin Simien)
• When They See Us (Ava DuVernay)
• Hale County This Morning, This Evening (RaMell Ross)
• If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins)
• The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.)
• Do The Right Thing (Spike Lee)
• I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin documentary)
• Selma (Ava DuVernay)
• Quest (Jonathan Olshefski)
• Journey to Justice (Roger McTair)
We also want to know what you want to hear from us, how can we help educate and keep the momentum going, because it’s not just about today—this isn’t the end of the conversation. It’s just the beginning.
Editor’s note: we will be actively updating this post.