(The title of this post is heavily inspired by/taken from Anti-Racism Daily's 1/7 newsletter.)
This past week, we saw white supremacy on display once again, namely through an attempted coup in the US Capitol on January 6th. As has been made abundantly obvious, this is who America is and has always been - a country founded upon racism, slavery, and colonization. Just saying that is less than the bare minimum though: we need to take both immediate and sustained action to dismantle this system. Below are some action items that you, your friends/family/acquaintances, and your organizations can take, broken down roughly by category:
DC Mutual Aid
In terms of immediate action, the most pressing thing to do is to help the residents of Washington DC (mostly Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) harmed by Wednesday's coup. The following are some organizations and groups to donate to as soon as possible:
Some other notes:
Abolish the Death Penalty
There are people in federal prison right now who do not deserve to die. You can make a difference, both by trying to save them and by working to abolish the cruel and unjust death penalty for good:
Racism is a national and international problem that will not be solved overnight. Below are some organizations you can get involved with to make long-term sustainable contributions towards dismantling white supremacy:
Other Important Notes
Lastly, we have some updates about our donation match campaigns and about one of our previous posts.
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