We all witnessed the American movement of Black lives matter and how it grew at an exponential rate with global tribune as other countries joined in solidarity. After the protests die down, it is our individual responsibility to continue the conversation, education, and activism. As a supporter and advisor of Electronic Music Alliance, I implore us all as creators, artists and musicians to use our platforms to be a part of the solution and advance change. Here is a list of resources that will be updated on a continuous basis:
Don't post your everyday content (selfies can wait).
Post or repost from the black community - what they are experiencing, what's happening at the protests from the black community perspective, and educate and share resources about white supremacy
Amplify Black Voices/ Activists
Petitions to sign and funds to support
How to Be A Part of the Humanitarian Revolution:
Let's not forget Ahmaud and Breonna
If you have shied away from becoming active in the community, the right to become an activist in your community is now. Speak up and get engaged. If you don't know the first steps the resources here are some sites and resources that I have collected that can help you in your first step:
Support Louisville Community Bail Fund to help protestors that are unjustly arrested for demonstrating on behalf of Breonna Taylor
Help the family of Ahmaud Arbery #IRunWithMaud
Know your rights when protesting and if you face police brutality
Support your local #BlackLivesMatter, take action and also sign the petition
Your VOICE is your power, so VOTE Remember to Vote on local and state levels
Showing up for Racial Justice: What exactly is White Supremacy and how are we brainwashed by it?
Message from the author, Dee Sanae:
I am a multi-ethnic woman of color. The different cultures of my genetic makeup have varying stereotypes on Black Lives. Despite the protests, I realize those cultures hold individual reservations regarding racism and being I check multiple boxes, has put me in the position of both observer and recipient. I understand that this topic would make one feel very uncomfortable. However, we should focus on how this movement has put the world on an internal check. If you are not accustomed to speaking out about anti-blackness, have not thought about it until now, or experienced racism yourself—this is normal. Collectively as a community and the world, we must share responsibility, wake up to change, and create an inclusive environment for future generations.
If you see BIPOC being treated unfairly. SPEAK UP! Do not be complicit with silence. It starts with the internal healing of old ideologies or stereotypes, taking action through our behavior, and getting involved with communities other than our own. And yes, don't forget to VOTE! (For all local, state, and federal elections)
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