We want to pay our respects to George Floyd and those close to him. We also want to pause and acknowledge the events of the last few days. Here in Seattle, like many other American cities, there has been a combination of peaceful protests and chaotic violence. All of this while we’re still feeling the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
It is a scary, difficult and sad time. We hope you and your families stay safe and healthy as we continue to strive for justice, change and peace.
Update (June 2): If you are looking for information or a way to contribute, here are some places to get started. We will probably add to this list over time.
- Anguish in Action: “While now is a time for grief and anger, it is also a time for resolve. Find resources below to learn what you can do to create a more just and equitable world.”
- Campaign Zero: “Funds donated to Campaign Zero support the analysis of policing practices across the country, research to identify effective solutions to end police violence, technical assistance to organizers leading police accountability campaigns and the development of model legislation and advocacy to end police violence nationwide.”
- Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners: “Outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.”
- Equal Justice Initiative: “The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.”
Update (June 4): We will resume weekday blog posts on Monday June 8.