This is How I Protest!Sep 29, 2023
I am heartbroken lynching in any form continues in modern-day America. Powerful protests in response to the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless other Black people continue across the nation, with calls for reform and restitution in the face of police brutality.
For various reasons, not everyone may be able to attend or should attend a protest in person. There are many ways to fight for justice and equity.
Here are a few ideas to get started:
Many nonprofits and organizations work nonstop to support the families of slain Black Americans and aid protestors with necessary resources, like bail funds, to continue their fight against injustice.
Your name has power! You can show solidarity toward movements and organizations, or demand justice by merely signing a petition.
Your money has tremendous power! Support black-owned businesses and boycott businesses that are not making moves to address inequity.
Join a group
"Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable" -Kenyan proverb
Our voices are more influential when we unite. Find a group to join or support.
- The Association of Black Psychologists (abpsi.org)
- The New York Association of Black Psychologists (NYABPsi.org)
- ACLU (aclu.org)
- Black Lives Matter (blacklivesmatters.com)
- Black Visions Collective (blackvisionsmn.org)
- Campaign Zero (joincampaignzero.org/#vision)
- Color of Change (colorofchange.org)
- NAACP (naacpldf.org)
- Southern Poverty Law Center (splcenter.org)
Hire and mentor
In whatever way, you can hold your employer accountable for equity. Increase the number of underrepresented people in your field by seeking out Opportunities to share your wisdom.
"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." ~African Proverb
Finding your way to protest is a powerful way to restore inner peace and hope even when your heart is breaking, or you are so angry you want to explore. Share how you protest below.