8 Things You Can Do After Charlottesville
-Personally or as an organization — state or restate your values publicly and commit to calling out hate in all its forms wherever you encounter it: Write, blog, tweet, record, Snap, Instagram, Facebook Live it. Share what you see.
-Find or plan a solidarity vigil or event, or join a group near you. Gathering in person matters. Good resources to help include Indivisible Guide Show up and give what you can of your time and resources.
-Sign petitions to remove confederate symbols across the country and spur government action, like this one at Color Of Change.
-Enroll and encourage others to take a race equity training. Here’s one offered by Race Forward. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has excellent resources here as does The Bridge at The Aspen Institute. We’ll be making this topic a major part of our conversation with Michele Norris at ComNet17.
-Learn more about hate groups in America by visiting the Southern Poverty Law Center.
-Review “Having Uncomfortable Conversations: A New Communications Imperative” from Anusha Alikhan at the Knight Foundation: http://www.comnetwork.org/…/having-uncomfortable-conversat…/
-Watch the Trabian Shorters conversation with Sean Gibbons. Trabian makes the case that the racial narratives that inform and guide lots of orgs committed to doing good are wrong: http://www.comnetwork.org/…/in-conversation-trabian-shorte…/
-Watch this new Vice News account of Charlottesville: https://news.vice.com/…/vice-news-tonight-full-episode-char…