As therapists, we are committed to providing a safe space for all people to share their stories. Now more than ever, it is important that we listen with open ears, hearts, and eyes to the voices of the Black community. We stand in solitude with the Black community and are committed to being allies.
Some are posting on social media.
Some are protesting in the streets.
Some are donating silently.
Some are educating themselves.
Some are having tough conversations with friends and family.
A revolution has many lanes and there are many different ways to make your voice heard. We have compiled a few different links and resources in an attempt to honor those different ways we are showing our alliance.
- Here’s a link to Diversity Talk’s Upcoming Free Webinar Series
- White Folks Part 1 – We have to talk about race
- White Folks Part 2 – A call to action
- Vote. Vote. Vote! State and local officials usually set the policies that are followed by police. Typically, mayors appoint police chiefs, and district attorneys are the ones who decide whether to file charges including for police misconduct. These roles are either elected or appointed positions, which can appear on your local election ballot.
- Love Packages for Chicago Black Families. Click here.
- An anti-racist reading list. These 20 essential books explore the history of racism in America, confront its current state, and address how we can move forward toward real change.
- Eight things to watch about racial justice and the police. These docs and series showcase the stories of Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Kalief Browder, the Central Park Five, and more. Watch them, share them, say their names.
- General Resources listed here include a map of where protests are happening to get involved, why research is important before showing up, petitions to sign by texting, calling, or visiting websites, organizations to donate to, and additional educational materials.
- Education within the home. Here are 21 children’s books to spark important discussions about race
- Understanding The Psychology of Rioting; the language of the unheard . It is important to understand the conditions of systemic racism that contribute to anger and violence.
- Donate to help Black women and girls receive counseling services through Loveland Therapy Fund.
- DO NOT STOP THERE. This needs to be a continuous and on-going discussion, education, and awareness.
If you have any other resources you would like to share with us, please do so that we can continue to share them with the community.