Anti-Racism and Allyship Resources

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Anti-Racism and Allyship Resources

On June 12, Cal Shakes held a panel called Direct Address: A Conversation on Allyship and Anti-Racism facilitated by Lauren Spencer and featuring panelists Fresh! Lev White (East Bay Meditation Center and Affirmative Acts), Jasmin Hoo (#Asians4BlackLives, APIENC), Michael Robertson (artEquity), and Meredith Smith (The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond). Throughout the conversation, panelists mentioned a variety of action steps and resources to use when engaging with this work. We’ve compiled them below. This is by no means an exhaustive list.

We’d like to remind everyone to engage in this work with self-compassion, to follow local black leadership, and to see this as long-term work. No one person can fix these deeply imbedded inequities, but together the possibilities are limitless. 

3 Immediate Direct Action Steps — Bay Area Specific

  1. Call Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) board members to demand they pass Black Organizing Project‘s George Floyd Resolution to eliminate police from OUSD to protect Black and Brown youth (James Harris = 510-710-0497, Gary Yee= 510-290-2801, Jumoke Hinton-Hodge= 510-918-4403, Kyla Johnson Trammel = 510-879-8200). And attend the board meeting on June 24th via zoom where they will be voting to put the pressure on! 
  2. Join the Juneteenth West Coast Port Shutdown Protest THIS FRIDAY (June 19)
  3. Follow Anti Police-Terror Project on Instagram. They are a multiracial group working to protect communities and end police terror in communities of color.

Ways to Donate:

On-going Learning Support:

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In Solidarity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3oiNQsq28E&t=1s Content Warning: Description of systemic and recent instances of violence against black people.  On February 23rd, Ahmaud Arbery was tracked down and killed by

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