We are living in historic times. The Movement for Black Lives calls 2020 a “Freedom Summer” based on sustained nationwide multi-racial demonstrations against police violence. Enduring changes are possible, outlined at https://m4bl.org/policy-platforms/. Policy changes include housing and utilities for all, increased funding for schools, and universal healthcare. In addition, demilitarizing the police and reparations for past and continuing harms.
CUF members are taking part in racial justice efforts. We know that members and their neighbors have been putting up lawn signs. They’ve also been attending protests, reading, and watching videos to understand more about the issues. In a collective effort to track our response and transformation, we are looking for your personal stories – please share.
To contribute to a “time capsule” please send pictures and captions or blurbs to Barbara (firstname.lastname@example.org). This Black-led U.S. movement for social change means a more just world in five, ten, or twenty years from now. It will be important then to tell the story of now.
#DoTheWork – 30 Day Course by Rachel Cargle
Designed for Those Who Seek to Be Allies to Black Women
To #DoTheWork one must be intentional in breaking down the systems that continue to oppress and disenfranchise the black community. And black women are the most affected. Going through these daily prompts you will be called to think critically and act tangibly in solidarity. Participation is a small step towards dissolving the systems & institutions that continue to negatively affect black women and their communities.
Rachel Cargle is a public academic, writer, and lecturer. Her activism and academic work are rooted in providing intellectual discourse, tools, and resources that explore the intersection of race and womanhood. Her social media platforms boast a community of over 315k where Rachel guides conversations, encourages critical thinking, and nurtures meaningful engagement with people all over the world.