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(SOCIETY) Ep 045 - Ways To Help Out and Resources To Educate Yourself after the George Floyd Inciden

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Honestly, I am at a loss for words for the brutality that George Floyd faced. Our prayers go out to the Floyd family. Words cannot describe what they and so many others are going through right now!

At Progressholic, we decided to share some resources on how you can help out and educate yourself on racism.

Here are some ways to help out:

- Donate to Black Lives Matter (https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019)

- Get involved with your local Black Lives Matter Chapter (Full list - https://blacklivesmatter.com/chapters/)

- Donate to a bail fund. Some Twitter users are crowd sourcing lists of local organizations that help bail out protesters who get arrested. (https://twitter.com/costarastrology/status/1266393495260008448)

- Support Campaign Zero, a police reform group that has been working on policy solutions “informed by data and human rights principles (https://www.joincampaignzero.org/)

- Sign a petition: Civil rights group Color of Change launched a petition asking that all the officers involved in Floyd’s death are brought to justice. (https://act.colorofchange.org/sign/justiceforfloyd_george_floyd_minneapolis)

- Or another petition: The “Justice for George Floyd” petition on Change.org already has 8.5 million supporters. (https://bit.ly/36NCsGv)

Here are some podcasts, Films, TV Shows, Articles which might shed some light on these tragic events and help educate yourself (Shoutout to @southasiansforblacklives for making this extensive list):

5 podcasts

- 1619 (New York Times)

- About Race

- Intersectionality Matters! Hosted by Kimberle Crenshaw

- Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast

- Pod For the Cause (from the leadership conference on civil and human rights

5 Films or TV Series

- 13th with Ava Duvernay on Netflix

- American Son WITH Kenny Leon on Netflix

- Dear White People on Netflix

- When They See Us by Ava Duvernay on Netflix

- The Hate You Give by George Tillman Jr – Hulu

5 Articles

- 'America's Racial Contract is Killing Us' by Adam Serwer - Atlantic (May 8, 2020)

- Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement (Mentoring a New Generation of Activists)

- 'My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant' by Jose Antonio Vargas (NYT Mag (June 22, 2011)

- The 1619 Project (all the articles) - The New York Times Magazine

- 'The Intersectionality Wars' by Jane Coaston - Vox (May 28, 2019)

If you are not able to find the links to something, please reach out to us and we can send it across!

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