In the Spring 2020 LBRC newsletter, president Janet Franz wrote a piece responding to the murder of George Floyd and the civil unrest that followed, urging neighbors to get involved for the betterment of all. A young resident wrote to thank her for her attention to the matter, but called on our community to do more.
At our next board meeting, several volunteers agreed to form a committee to explore how action might be taken. That committee is now called the Social Justice Resource Committee. The members, three of whom are under 20 years old, have shared readings, audio, video, and online platforms, curating pieces for a resource guide on the LBRC website. It will be continually updated, and we hope it will be a place for those who wish to find out more about the social justice movement happening now, and how we got to this point. In addition, it includes volunteer opportunities, and links to Black-owned businesses. We will also post meeting dates and times (including Zoom meetings) and encourage participation by anyone interested!
Have a submission for the resource guide? Questions, comments?
Reach out to India Tougne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
White Fragility, by Robin DiAngelo
Make Change, by Shaun King
How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
Caste, by Isabel Wilkerson
Lovecraft Country - HBO
Atlanta - FX