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The Anti- Racist Packet is an 89-page compilation of Anti-Racism resources shared via social media during the protests for Black Lives during the Summer of 2020. With the contributions 15 co-conspirators, the packet is now a bountiful resource that's informed anti-racist efforts within theatres, universities, public school classrooms, and workplaces.
"Dear South Asian Allies"
As a Non-Black POC, I felt there was more I should be doing aside from posting a black square in "solidarity" (sharing resources, donating, calling, sending emails, signing petitions, and educating myself/those in my immediate vicinity - all actions to be PRIORITIZED). Thus, I...wish to bring particular attention, once again, to this significant resource put together by the multi-talented @smooth_jas. She did the work (when it was, by no means, her responsibility), now we (NB POC/white people) need to do OURS.
I had a post last night that asked people “What did you work on today?” People were listing things from this girl Jasmine Mitchell, who has an anti-racism packet and one focus of it is how to talk to your black friends about what’s going on. People were telling me things that they read and I was like, “Oh, I didn’t even finish reading that.” Like, they actually clicked the link, went in on the first day. That was surprising. I’d like to see more of that.
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Follow up thank you again for your anti racist packet!! It has led me to so many conversations and initiatives on my team at work. I got a small bonus for leading these initiatives and I want to pay it forward to your work that brought it about - so thank you!
Malarkey Film Fest
This week, set aside time to read this extremely accessible and succinct *intro* to anti-racism...Starting with a breakdown of the history of slavery, the civil rights movement, police brutality, and complete with overviews about performative allyship, protesting safety, lists of Black artists & media, and more! Get started here, folks- Jasmine Mitchell made it easy for us, so please also pay them for their work. Venmo: @ SmoothJasmine Cashapp: $SmoothJas.