As a storyteller, I have always loved finding the right words to describe a moment. But last weekend’s events in Charlottesville, Virginia, left me speechless.
This was an ugly act of hate, a moment both heartbreaking and enraging, and a painful reminder of the current reality in our country.
And there is no longer space for neutrality or silence.
That’s why I have compiled a list of resources below from social media and my community that I hope will help spark conversation, serve as a guide for taking action, and encourage you to continue to seek out resources beyond this list.
When we know better, we do better. Take a minute to educate yourself on this weekend’s events:
Male Terrorists Are an Issue We Should Discuss, via Teen Vogue
What’s next? Here are some immediate next steps for taking action and showing solidarity:
Tips to fight racism every day, via Refinery29
Tell news media to stop doing PR for white nationalists in Charlottesville, via Color of Change
Here is some food for thought on allyship. We cannot stay silent any longer:
Did I miss any important resources? Please reach out to me on social media so I can continue to learn and share tools with my community.