white people. do something. (#8) And Happy Bourdain Day!

8. Donate to anti-white supremacy work such as your local Black Lives Matter Chapter, the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, the NAACPSouthern Poverty Law CenterUnited Negro College FundBlack Youth Project 100Color of ChangeThe Sentencing ProjectFamilies against Mandatory MinimumsA New Way of Life, and Dream Defenders. Join some of these list-serves and take action as their emails dictate.

#8 of the 75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice is something that I am sure a lot of you are doing already so again an easy one.

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“This photo—of me in action at the birth yesterday—is one that I’m going to treasure for a long time. Birth never ceases to AMAZE me.” -June Eric-Udorie

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One GoFundMe campaign I came across on a friend’s twitter feed recently that I thought particularly compelling was to fund the education of June Eric-Udorie. She’s an award-winning writer, feminist, activist, and birth doula, who wants to get her Masters in Social Work so she can become a perinatal social worker in order to more effectively help address the gross disparities in pregnancy-related deaths for Black, American Indian, and Alaska Native (AI/AN) women who are two to three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women.

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Dear to my heart is the NYC public school The Bronx Academy of Letters. The school was also dear to the heart of Tony Bourdain and June 25 is Bourdain Day.  In honor of Tony Bourdain, filmmaker George Motz, who made the documentary Hamburger America, and Allen Katz, co-owner of the New York Distilling Company, will do an instagram Live-stream fundraiser for the Bronx Academy of Letters from 5pm-6pm today @motzburger. For more information, check it out here.

 

 

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