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play_circle_filled Sunday Sermon by @kimberlecrenshaw
 
#SayHerName 

If we can’t see a problem, we can’t fix a problem. So many stories I didn’t know. Learning to to see. 

Link in bio to the whole talk..

Sunday Sermon by @kimberlecrenshaw #SayHerName If we can’t see a problem, we can’t fix a problem. So many stories I didn’t know. Learning to to see. Link in bio to the whole talk. ...

Thinking of the things that nurture + fortify me during this time. Watering those seeds. What are they for you ? Tell me some. I’m curious. Camo Couture courtesy of @sheacoulee.

Thinking of the things that nurture + fortify me during this time. Watering those seeds. What are they for you ? Tell me some. I’m curious. Camo Couture courtesy of @sheacoulee ...

At @thechicagocommunitytrust, the issue of closing the racial and ethnic wealth gap is our highest priority. The events of the last few months, with the disproportionate impact of #COVID19 on Black and Latinx communities, the murder of George Floyd and so many others, and the racial reckoning that this country is coming to, highlight this issue more than ever. If we have the will as a nation, we must think about what we need to change for a more equitable society. We also need to recognize that when populations at large are so disproportionately impacted, there's something wrong with how we’ve structured our society. 

I am encouraged by the fact that people are no longer thinking about racism as just individual behaviors, but as a systemic, societal issue. We’re starting to talk about the fact that a lot of the economic inequity was created by intentional policies. I think this moment gives us a lot of opportunity to actually make long-lasting, full-scale change.

Join us in a coordinated global response to #COVID19 by demanding action at @ONE #passthemic #oneworld #BlackLivesMatter.

At @thechicagocommunitytrust , the issue of closing the racial and ethnic wealth gap is our highest priority. The events of the last few months, with the disproportionate impact of #COVID19 on Black and Latinx communities, the murder of George Floyd and so many others, and the racial reckoning that this country is coming to, highlight this issue more than ever. If we have the will as a nation, we must think about what we need to change for a more equitable society. We also need to recognize that when populations at large are so disproportionately impacted, there's something wrong with how we’ve structured our society. I am encouraged by the fact that people are no longer thinking about racism as just individual behaviors, but as a systemic, societal issue. We’re starting to talk about the fact that a lot of the economic inequity was created by intentional policies. I think this moment gives us a lot of opportunity to actually make long-lasting, full-scale change. Join us in a coordinated global response to #COVID19 by demanding action at @ONE #passthemic #oneworld #BlackLivesMatter ...

Thanks, Tessa, it’s great to be here with your community. I’m Dr. Helene Gayle, and I’m the CEO of @thechicagocommunitytrust. As Tessa mentioned, the current fight for racial equality is happening against the deadliest pandemic our country has ever seen. I really want us to understand how deeply the two are intertwined. One of the things we've seen with COVID-19, particularly in the United States, is the disproportionate health and economic impact on people of color. We know that people of color and women especially are more likely to be in home and work situations that put them at risk. Whether they’re caretakers in intergenerational homes, healthcare workers, employed in factories, grocery stores, or other kinds of frontline service workers, people of color are at greater risk.

The obstacles preventing economic progress and equality for people of color have been highlighted by this pandemic. Whites have 10X the wealth of the average African American and 8X the wealth of the average Latinx person. The huge economic strain that COVID-19 has put on society, has disproportionately affected people of color who were already economically vulnerable. 

If we don’t pay attention to these economic inequities, we will continue to see the disproportionate impact.

To join us in fighting for a coordinated global response to COVID-19, demand action at @ONE #passthemic #oneworld #BlackLivesMatter.

Thanks, Tessa, it’s great to be here with your community. I’m Dr. Helene Gayle, and I’m the CEO of @thechicagocommunitytrust. As Tessa mentioned, the current fight for racial equality is happening against the deadliest pandemic our country has ever seen. I really want us to understand how deeply the two are intertwined. One of the things we've seen with COVID-19, particularly in the United States, is the disproportionate health and economic impact on people of color. We know that people of color and women especially are more likely to be in home and work situations that put them at risk. Whether they’re caretakers in intergenerational homes, healthcare workers, employed in factories, grocery stores, or other kinds of frontline service workers, people of color are at greater risk. The obstacles preventing economic progress and equality for people of color have been highlighted by this pandemic. Whites have 10X the wealth of the average African American and 8X the wealth of the average Latinx person. The huge economic strain that COVID-19 has put on society, has disproportionately affected people of color who were already economically vulnerable. If we don’t pay attention to these economic inequities, we will continue to see the disproportionate impact. To join us in fighting for a coordinated global response to COVID-19, demand action at @ONE #passthemic #oneworld #BlackLivesMatter ...

play_circle_filled While in recent weeks focus has shifted from #COVID19, the pandemic continues to threaten our health and economic security - especially for Black Americans who still have the highest rates of infection and death. The pandemic is one more spotlight on the systemic racism affecting our health and safety, and it still deserves our attention. 

To share more perspective, today I’m proud to #PassTheMic to Dr. Helene Gayle, CEO of @thechicagocommunitytrust, former president and CEO of the international humanitarian organization @careorg, and one of @forbes’ “100 Most Powerful Women.”

She’s taking over my account to talk to us about how communities of color are disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Take it away, Dr. Gayle! 

Be part of a global coordinated response to COVID-19. Demand action at @ONE. #oneworld #BlackLivesMatter.

While in recent weeks focus has shifted from #COVID19 , the pandemic continues to threaten our health and economic security - especially for Black Americans who still have the highest rates of infection and death. The pandemic is one more spotlight on the systemic racism affecting our health and safety, and it still deserves our attention. To share more perspective, today I’m proud to #PassTheMic to Dr. Helene Gayle, CEO of @thechicagocommunitytrust , former president and CEO of the international humanitarian organization @careorg , and one of @forbes ’ “100 Most Powerful Women.” She’s taking over my account to talk to us about how communities of color are disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Take it away, Dr. Gayle! Be part of a global coordinated response to COVID-19. Demand action at @ONE. #oneworld #BlackLivesMatter ...

“Pay It No Mind” Mixtape. Link in bio for a petition to replace a tired colonizer monument with a statue of this pioneering trailblazing leader Marsha P Johnson. Liberation means all of us get free. Also, I had to drop my @christopherjohnrogers drag race ensemble. I am proud of it (and CJR). HAPPY PRIDE !.

“Pay It No Mind” Mixtape. Link in bio for a petition to replace a tired colonizer monument with a statue of this pioneering trailblazing leader Marsha P Johnson. Liberation means all of us get free. Also, I had to drop my @christopherjohnrogers drag race ensemble. I am proud of it (and CJR). HAPPY PRIDE ! ...

HOLLYWOOD. I have been heartened to see the swell of interest in our stories recently.  I look on virtually every streaming platform and see curations of our work, meant to educate and inspire during this time of excavating systemic injustice. This recent amplification of Black centric media is a direct result of the Nation and globe finally fighting to protect the dignity and value of Black life. How will you do the same? This letter is merely an invitation to begin the real work, of negotiations around how to make change actionable. The industry is a microcosm of society at large. I have watched Hollywood morph into a space slightly kinder to its non-white members over the course of my career— and still, too often it’s efforts fall short of addressing what’s at the root. A way forward—is mandated, measurable change. ‘Hollywood’ is not an idea, an amorphous institution — it is a collection of people with power who can decide to do better. We are talking to you. —

Read our letter and full list of demands at www.BLDPWR.com. 
#Hollywood4BlackLives
#DefundThePolice.

HOLLYWOOD. I have been heartened to see the swell of interest in our stories recently. I look on virtually every streaming platform and see curations of our work, meant to educate and inspire during this time of excavating systemic injustice. This recent amplification of Black centric media is a direct result of the Nation and globe finally fighting to protect the dignity and value of Black life. How will you do the same? This letter is merely an invitation to begin the real work, of negotiations around how to make change actionable. The industry is a microcosm of society at large. I have watched Hollywood morph into a space slightly kinder to its non-white members over the course of my career— and still, too often it’s efforts fall short of addressing what’s at the root. A way forward—is mandated, measurable change. ‘Hollywood’ is not an idea, an amorphous institution — it is a collection of people with power who can decide to do better. We are talking to you. — Read our letter and full list of demands at www.BLDPWR.com.  #Hollywood4BlackLives #DefundThePolice ...

Vintage Note to Dad..

Vintage Note to Dad. ...

This is Breonna Taylor and her partner Kenneth Walker. I read one of her dreams was to start a family soon. Thinking of all the days like today that she won’t get to celebrate. Her murderers have still not been arrested. Let’s not let up. #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor #SayHerName.

This is Breonna Taylor and her partner Kenneth Walker. I read one of her dreams was to start a family soon. Thinking of all the days like today that she won’t get to celebrate. Her murderers have still not been arrested. Let’s not let up. #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor #SayHerName ...

play_circle_filled “It is not that the music is intrinsically so much better— always— but the people playing it and the people hearing it have so much more fun with it, and with each other. They know, on one level, everything concerning each other that there is to know: they are all Black. And this produces an atmosphere of freedom which is exactly as real as the limits which have made it necessary” 
James Baldwin in the essay Color. Happy Juneteenth all 🖤.

“It is not that the music is intrinsically so much better— always— but the people playing it and the people hearing it have so much more fun with it, and with each other. They know, on one level, everything concerning each other that there is to know: they are all Black. And this produces an atmosphere of freedom which is exactly as real as the limits which have made it necessary” James Baldwin in the essay Color. Happy Juneteenth all 🖤 ...

play_circle_filled Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau— #SAYHERNAME—you were a fearless activist who spent your last days fighting for the value and dignity of Black and Trans lives. You showed up to scream the names of those lost— now we must scream yours. Your death exists at the very intersection of racist misogyny, colorism, and patriarchy. To honor you, we continue to fight to dismantle those systems that were never designed to protect you. #JusticeForToyin #JusticeForOluwatoyinSalau.

Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau— #SAYHERNAME —you were a fearless activist who spent your last days fighting for the value and dignity of Black and Trans lives. You showed up to scream the names of those lost— now we must scream yours. Your death exists at the very intersection of racist misogyny, colorism, and patriarchy. To honor you, we continue to fight to dismantle those systems that were never designed to protect you. #JusticeForToyin #JusticeForOluwatoyinSalau ...

I’ve spent this week of action in the streets, in conversation— continuing to learn about the roots of this systemic problem. I believe we must call to #DefendBlackLives + #DefundThePolice which is why I’ve signed this letter. Please join me. @mvmnt4blklives. Link in bio. I’ll be sharing more info in my stories that help explain just what this idea means. Remember that years ago the idea of #BlackLivesMatter seemed radical to many— now we know how vital it is..

I’ve spent this week of action in the streets, in conversation— continuing to learn about the roots of this systemic problem. I believe we must call to #DefendBlackLives + #DefundThePolice which is why I’ve signed this letter. Please join me. @mvmnt 4blklives. Link in bio. I’ll be sharing more info in my stories that help explain just what this idea means. Remember that years ago the idea of #BlackLivesMatter seemed radical to many— now we know how vital it is. ...