March as One for All Americans
March for Equity
March for Changes in Policy and Programs
I know. Protests sometimes come with disruption and damage, but not always. But we can march in support through our actions locally as we listen and learn what the issues are.
Black Lives Matter
We acknowledge, respect, and celebrate differences and commonalities.
We work vigorously for freedom and justice for Black people and, by extension, all people.
We intentionally build and nurture a beloved community that is bonded together through a beautiful struggle that is restorative, not depleting.
We are unapologetically Black in our positioning. In affirming that Black Lives Matter, we need not qualify our position. To love and desire freedom and justice for ourselves is a prerequisite for wanting the same for others. Black Lives Matter / What We Believe
The site provides many resources and toolkits for conflict resolution, healing, and history.
Take time to learn, so you can understand the march towards a safe future for all.
March for Learning About Equity
For educators, consider learning about:
- Edutopia: Build Understanding Across Racial Differences
- KQED/MindShift: How to Develop Culturally Responsive Teaching for Distance Learning
- ASCD: The Power of Protocols for Equity
For educators and families:
- New York Times: Talking to Kids About Racism
- Embrace Race: 31 Children’s books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance
- USA Today: Kids and parents plead for diversity in children’s books. 8 great titles that deliver
Take time to learn, so you can understand the march towards equity for all.
March to Understand the Current History, Issues, and Solutions
Again, educate yourself. Read the news, books, and articles; listen to webinars and speakers and podcasts. We all have misunderstandings, incomplete knowledge, and biases to overcome. Open your mind to understanding. You may not agree, but listen and consider working to making change that will work.
- People’s World: Nation mourns George Floyd as uprising against racism continues — includes links to the solutions that the Black Lives Matter suggest
- The Guardian:
- Obama.com: Anguish and Action [many solutions, including A New Era for Public Safety; A GUIDE TO FAIR, SAFE, AND EFFECTIVE COMMUNITY POLICING]
- Campaign Zero: The Problem
- Campaign Zero: Solutions
- Campaign Zero: 8 Can’t Wait solutions for right now
Take time to learn, so you can understand the march towards liberty and justice for all.
March for truth that affects us all
March because the division in our country is tearing us apart and making everyone unsafe. Everyone. Civilized people work together– so all are free.
If my neighbors are not free to walk or drive down the street, then neither am I. If we aren’t together, though we may be different and disagree, then we are apart and fearful.
I must hear the pain and understand the issues. I must hear the solutions and be willing to work together.
I know what I must do for one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
March “because your liberation is bound up with mine.”
March for Americans
March to support in the ways you can–
through changing policies.
We are all Americans– support each other,
and we grow stronger
What can you do in your community?
How can you encourage the conversations?
This post is for United States of Americans
Geeky Gramma ~~
Retired Middle School Language Arts Teacher ~~
Writer and Thinker