Rachael Gallagher and Elizabeth Varaso discuss the first half of 2020 and how current events have affected the podcast. Then they explain why they decided to move ahead with releasing episodes in June and they address the murder of George Floyd. They also address how Floyd’s death relates to a behind-the-scenes conversation between Rachael and Elizabeth. Finally, they unequivocally state that Black Lives Matter and they offer some suggestions of resources that can help listeners to educate themselves and to take action.
The following are links to resources that Rachael & Elizabeth mentioned in this episode, as well as some additional resources for learning how to participate in the dismantling of systemic racism and white supremacy.
Rachael has been reading Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria and has appreciated the podcast Higher Learning with Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay
Elizabeth thinks that Osheta Moore is an excellent follow on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and also loved hearing Brene Brown talk to Austin Channing Brown about her book I'm Still Here.
Additional Highly Recommended Resources
Google Doc "Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources"
Google Doc "Anti-Racism Resources for White People"
Justice in June - it's okay, you can still do justice in July, even with only 10 minutes a day!
40 Anti-Racist TV, Movies, TedTalks, Documentaries, Podcasts & more!
We also used this week's bonus episode to announce our brand new private Facebook group where you can come to turn your thoughts and responses into conversations with others who are looking to go deep and take action. Typically we ask you to "buy us a coffee" for access to this group, and this week we will be giving all of our coffee proceeds to the Equal Justice Initiative.
Click here to "buy us a coffee" and here to learn more about EJI
(Below) George Floyd in the arms of his mother.