39: Diaspora Diaries: #BlackLivesMatter

This is a solo episode, dedicated to supporting the work of activits on the front lines of change. There are incredible activists are putting themselves at risk for the greater good. During the first half of the episode, I read a statement put together by a community I’m a part of called Women of Color Podcasters

We are podcasters united to condemn the tragic murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and many others at the hands of police. This is a continuation of the systemic racism pervasive in our country since its inception and we are committed to standing against racism in all its forms.

We believe that to be silent is to be complicit.

We believe that Black lives matter.

We believe that Black lives are more important than property.

We believe that we have a responsibility to use our platforms to speak out against this injustice whenever and wherever we are witness to it.

In creating digital media we have built audiences that return week after week to hear our voices and we will use our voices to speak against anti-blackness and police brutality, and we encourage our audiences to be educated, engaged, and to take action.

Later in the episode, I share my thoughts on the last few weeks and why the fight for racial equity in the US is ours (African immigrants), too. 

Please learn about and donate to one of the following organizations: 

More on #JusticeForUwa: https://punchng.com/from-blacklivesmatter-to-justiceforuwa-what-to-learn/

George Floyd Memorial Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd

Minnesota Freedom Fund: https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/

Black Visions Collective: https://www.blackvisionsmn.org/

Campaign Zero: https://www.joincampaignzero.org/

15 Percent Pledge: https://www.15percentpledge.org.

Black Lives Matter: https://www.Blacklivesmatter.com

Minneapolis NAACP Branch: https://www.paypal.me/mplsnaacp4050B

Subscribe to Dear Diaspora’s newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gZpu79

Dear Diaspora FB Community: https://www.facebook.com/deardiaspora

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