BLACK LIVES MATTER -RESOURCES

“We can disagree on many things and still remain friends. Racism isn’t one of them” Anonymous

Dr. Jodi Larry, ND, and her team unequivocally stand in solidarity with the Black Community, the family of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and every other victim of racial injustice and hate.

In the last 3 months, the world has seen a lot of darkness. We are completely committed to learning, listening, educating self and community, and more so – TAKING ACTION and USING YOUR VOICE.  What we have learned already is the most important piece.

In this resource guide below – there is a list of PETITIONS to sign. This is a simple way you can take ACTION. I invite you to do so today.

This resource guide has petitions, ways to donate, educational resources for families and kids of all ages.

It is not perfect, as we are learning, and trying to do our best to educate and raise awareness.

We are committed to doing the work – to make this community a more inclusive place to be.

I believe LOVE within and then extended out is what will start to shift this world. The world needs it NOW more than ever.

Start with you.

With love,

Jodi

ANTI-RACISM – What does this mean?


According to the Anti-racism Digital Library, “Anti-racism can be defined as some form of focused and sustained action, which includes inter-cultural, inter-faith, multi-lingual and inter-abled (i.e. differently-abled) communities with the intent to change a system or institutional policy, practice, or procedure which has racist effects.

What can we do?
AMPLIFY BLACK VOICES – sharing petitions, GoFundMes, listen, learn, educate, utilize resources, support black-owned business’. HAVING THE TOUGH CONVERSATIONS with your family, children, community, employers, and employees. Be part of the movement, we need to push forward.  

Institutional racism is real, it’s often invisible, and it’s dangerous.

“It’s easier to look away and to decide that this is a problem for someone else. It’s actually a problem for all of us. And problems have solutions and problems are uncomfortable.” Seth Godin


CANADIAN FACTS ON SYSTEMIC RACISM

  1. Average total income: Black Canadians make less annual income than non-racialized Canadians, both for new immigrants and third-generation Canadians.
  2. Unemployment rate: Black Canadians are far more likely than non-racialized Canadians and other visible minorities to be unemployed.
  1. The proportion of the population with low-income status: Black Canadians are nearly twice as likely as non-racialized Canadians to be considered low-income.
  1. Expectations for higher education: Although 94% of Black youth aged 15 to 25 said that they would like to get a bachelor’s degree or higher, only 60 per cent thought that they could, according to data from 2016
  1. Hate crimes by motivation based on race or ethnicity: In 2018, Black Canadians were more likely than any other racial group in Canada to be the victims of a hate crime, according to data reported by police.

*SOURCE HERE

 

PETITIONS TO SIGN

Justice for George Floyd

Justice for Breonna Taylor

Justice for Regist Korchinski Paquet  (Torontonian)

Justice for Julis Jones

Justice for Belly Mujinga

DONATIONS

Black Lives Matter (Toronto)- local organizations that support the black community

Black Health Alliancethey take on the key issues that impact Black communities in Canada through Systems Change, Health Promotion, Research, and Public Policy, Convening, Collaboration and Capacity Building, Championing Health Equity


Black Business & Professional Association 
To advance Canada’s Black communities by delivering programs that support business and professional excellence, higher education and economic development.

DOWNLOADS/BOOKS

Dr. Shyamala Kiru – The EQ Lab– Free, private Facebook group: click on “videos” for all the video content related to Black Lives Matter and “files” for all PDF downloads related to this topic as well.  

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

 White Fragility – Robin DiAngelo
 
Me & White SupremacyLayla F. Saad
 


Black History Month Library

Further Resources by Category

RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN

Coretta Scott King Book Awards –  ages 2-16 years old

FOUR TIPS
to teach children on cultural awareness and diversity

 

Follow @theconsciouskid – parenting and education through a Critical Race Lens

INSTAGRAM

Follow Black-Owned Health & Wellness Accounts:

@THEVILLIJ, @phyllicia.bonanno, @hellolaurenash, @beetsbybrooke, @foodheaven, @sonjsveganeats

PODCAST

Code Switch (NPR), a podcast that presents contemporary news viewed through the lens of race and identity.

TO WATCH

  1. Documentary – 13th
  2. Mini SerieMini-Serieshey See Us

(Both available on NETFLIX -Filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation’s prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans.)

3. Dear White People – NETFLIX series


EVENTS
June 22, 2020: 6:30 – 8:30 P.M. Register for UNWELL -a Town Hall on Politics of Racism and Wellbeing
 
Join the 30 Day #DOTHEWORK Challenge here by Rachel Cargle
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