I had a post all written and scheduled and SEO-ed for you guys today. A series of helpful bullet points that would make your online space more likely to convert and capture emails and blahblahblah. It’s not important.
Everything is horrible and heartbreaking and most of us don’t know what to do or where to start. Maybe some of these links will help.
If you don’t quite understand Black Lives Matter, or your knee-jerk response is “Hey! All lives matter!” here’s a great analogy that will explain things better than I can.
Educate yourself on race and racism in America. This curriculum is a good place to start.
Consider joining Campaign Zero.
Support legal defense funds that help the families and victims of police violence.
Find a Black Lives Matter protest in your city and join it. Most cities have a Facebook page for their local BLM group; this is Minneapolis’s.
Lastly, know that it’s okay to turn away from social media and tv for a day or two if you need it, to recharge and true your wheels. We’re all heartbroken. We’re all overwhelmed. We need to be our best, smartest, strongest, most compassionate selves to fix this.
If you’ve written or read something you’ve found to be particularly helpful, please share the link in the comments.