Pride this year feels less like a celebration and more like a call to action. It’s more important than ever to take time out to focus on diversity and inclusion throughout our society.
We love seeing young Thai people constructively criticizing local celebrities who don’t use their platforms to support the Black Lives Matter movement. Usually, no one wants to talk about these topics but it is refreshing to see people waking up…
Just remember, no one was born perfect. And if you still don’t understand why it is important, especially as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, to support this movement, start by educating yourself about racism and white privilege.
There are plenty of resources out there at the moment. You can, for example, start by googling ‘anti-racist books‘, ‘anti-racist documentaries‘ if you are looking for a book or a movie. Or even a ‘Ten Ways to Fight Hate‘ if you looking for a guide type of information. Be considerate when you join any groups, clubs, or movements, do not join an aggressive group of people, because every act of hatred should be met with an act of love and unity.
Links to educate yourself:
- “How White Managers Can Respond to Anti-Black Violence,” by Michael W. Kraus, Yale Insights
- How-To: Tools and Guides to Defend Black Lives
- A list of eight black-led LGBTQ organizations
- Activism & Allyship Guide prepared by the Black@ AirbnbEmployee Resource Group
- A Twitter thread of children’s books that discuss race and racism by @wanderingbritt_
- Array 101: a learning companion to Ava DuVernay’s films
- Black people to follow in the cooking world by Samin Nosrat (start here and arrow toward more recent posts)
- Anti-Racist Resource Guide created by Victoria Alexander, M.Ed.
- TED talks to help you understand racism in America
- “Anti-racism resources for white people,” Google doc compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein, May 2020
- “Resources on Environmental Justice, Racism, and Whiteness,” Washington Environmental Council
- “An Essential Reading Guide for Fighting Racism” by Arianna Rebolini, BuzzFeed News, May 29, 2020
- “Attending a Protest: Surveillance Self Defense,” Electronic Frontier Foundation
- Resource guide comprising bail funds, memorial funds, mutual aid, and advice for protesters by Twitter user @botanicaldyke
- Talking About Race: a resource portal from the National Museum of African-American History & Culture
Links to help:
- Black Lives Matter
- Black Visions Collective
- Reclaim the Block
- Official George Floyd Memorial Fund
- NAACP Legal Defense Fund
- American Civil Liberties Union
- National Bail Fund Network or local bail funds across the US
- National Police Accountability Project
- Know Your Rights Camp
Instagram accounts to follow
And remember, it costs $0.00 to be a decent person. Always be good and kind to others, no matter what.
We hope you are staying safe and healthy during these unusual times,
Aon & Lan