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Dear Supporters, Colleagues, Friends, and Advocates, 

Against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, systematic white supremacy continues to promote and enact violence against black people in America. 
 

The deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd (among many others) are the continuation of a long-standing history of oppression against black people in this country. 
 

Their names must be said and repeated.
 

We grieve with and support our black colleagues and black communities across the nation. We stand with you in the fight to end systematic violence against black people in this country. 
 

If it is within your power, please join us in donating to some or all of the organizations listed below. Additionally, we have linked below some resources for education, action, advocacy, and self-care.


In solidarity, 
IDC Professionals

 

Places to Donate:

Black Lives Matter: This organization works to eradicate white supremacy globally, and works locally to act and intervene when violence is committed to black people. 

The Minnesota Freedom Fund: This organization distributes donations to pay bail for incarcerated people, including arrested Minneapolis protesters, and bonds for immigrants. 

Communities United Against Police Brutality: This organization operates a crisis hotline where people can report abuse; offers legal, medical, and psychological resource referrals; and engages in political action against police brutality.

The ACLU: This organization provides legal services and support for a broad range of people with civil rights complaints.

Black Visions Collective: This collective, led by Black, trans, and queer activists in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, aims to build "a political home for Black people across Minnesota" through a transformative justice model.

 

Books to Read:

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

White Fragility by Robin DiAngello

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi

 

Mental Health Resources:

Crisis Text Line: They provide access to crisis counselors for the promotion of mental wellness and crisis care.

The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation: Their mission is to eradicate the stigma surrounding mental health care, specifically focusing on supporting members of the black community. 

Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness: This organization supports  the mental wellness of Black women “through building community, sharing information, and connecting Black women to quality mental wellness services.” They focus on providing affordable and accessible mental wellness options 

Self-Care Tips for Black People Who Are Struggling With This Very Painful Week: This article outlines some useful tools to establish boundaries and sustainable mental health practices.

Mental Health First Aid: This organization provides training for first responders to mental health crisis.

 

Hashtags to Follow: 

#blacklivesmatter 

#justiceforahmaud 

#justiceforgeorgefloyd 

#justiceforbreonnataylor 

#nojusticenopeace 

#irunwithmaud 

#istandwithbreonna

#defendblacklife 

#defundthepolice

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Dear Supporters, Colleagues, Friends, and Advocates,  Against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, systematic white supremacy continues to promote and enact violence against black people in Am

Thanks go to Paul for posting this in our forums The post above has now been split from the original topic and this post is pinned in this our main soul source forum till further notice The

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Thanks go to Paul for posting this in our forums

The post above has now been split from the original topic and this post is pinned in this our main soul source forum till further notice

The post was split as it was felt the discussion on the human rights issue and the now more prevalent political issues had become too intertwined for the topic to continue in it's at the time setup/form

Due to this being the main soul forum and the way the moderation of this forum works both technical and manual in here, all members are asked to now use our revamped current affairs forum to discuss the more political aspects of this movement along with the ever evolving related topics/circumstances

The original topic is still going and can be found here in our revamped current affairs forum...

https://www.soul-source.co.uk/forums/topic/409069-george-floyd-death-where-is-the-engagement/

 

 

 

 

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Given that the site was set up with the objective to feature/highlight/discuss music primary of a Black American Origin, I do feel strongly that as this is/was primary a human rights issue and not a political issue, then there should be a place for the above support post on here in our main Soul forum.

 

On 10/06/2020 at 12:34, Mike said:

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The post was split as it was felt the discussion on the human rights issue and the now more prevalent political issues had become too intertwined for the topic to continue in it's at the time setup/form

Due to this being the main soul forum and the way the moderation of this forum works both technical and manual in here, all members are asked to now use our revamped current affairs forum to discuss the more political aspects of this movement along with the ever evolving related topics/circumstances

The original topic is still going and can be found here in our revamped current affairs forum...

https://www.soul-source.co.uk/forums/topic/409069-george-floyd-death-where-is-the-engagement/

just repeat this

will shortly move the two political/support posts to the better suited topic (link above)

ask all members to please follow the request in bold above, this forum is not set up for the moderation of such posts use the one that is

thanks

 

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two posts have been moved to the political topic

temp locking this for now

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