0.26: A Message from Jenny & Kristin

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By Jenny Owen Youngs and Kristin Russo. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

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We stand in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement and know that we need to do better in supporting and defending Black lives. We feel we have a responsibility here on our platform to share in our knowledge, learning, and conversation surrounding our white privilege, the Black Lives Matter movement, social and restorative justice, community work, and so much more, and hope that you will join us in fighting against the horrific injustices and centuries of violence against Black bodies.
In our show notes today, and every day hereafter, we will be including links to important Black voices, organizations fighting against racism and white supremacy, places to donate, books to read, and any other resources we can gather.
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AMPLIFYING BLACK VOICES + BUSINESSES

Important Black Voices to Follow (this list will continue to grow!)

Amanda Seales • @amandaseales • TwitterInstagram
Arlan Hamilton • @arlanwashere • TwitterInstagram
Ashley Ford • @iSmashFizzle • TwitterInstagram [@smashfizzle]
Ava DuVernay • @ava • TwitterInstagram

Bernice King • @berniceking • TwitterInstagram [berniceaking]
Brittani Nichols • @BisHiliarious • TwitterInstagram

Ericka Hart • @ihartericka • TwitterInstagram

Ijeoma Oluo • @ijeomaoluo • TwitterInstagram
Ira Madison III • @ira • TwitterInstagram [@irathethird]

Janet Mock • @janetmock • TwitterInstagram
Jenna Wortham • @jennydeluxe • TwitterInstagram

Kim Katrin • @KimKatrinC • TwitterInstagram

Layla F Saad • @laylafsaad • Instagram

Rachel Cargle • @rachelcargle • TwitterInstagram [@rachel.cargle]
Raquel Willis • @RaquelWillis_ • TwitterInstagram [@raquel_willis]
Roxane Gay • @rgay • TwitterInstagram [@roxanegay74]

Tamika D. Mallory • @tamikadmallory • TwitterInstagram
The Conscious Kid • @theconsciouskid • Instagram
Tourmaline • @tourmaliiine • TwitterInstagram
Tracy Clayton • @brokeymcpoverty • TwitterInstagram

Woke Kindergarten • @wokekindergarten • Instagram


List of Black-Owned Bookstores

https://aalbc.com/bookstores/list.php

List of Black-Owned Businesses
https://twitter.com/jadealycebod/status/1266573372370059266?s=12

A Reading List, To Begin
James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time
Angela Davis, Freedom Is A Constant Struggle
Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped
Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be Anti-Racist
Reni Eddo-Lodge, Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race
Audre Lorde, Your Silence Will Not Protect You
Wesley Lowery, They Can’t Kill Us All
Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want To Talk About Race
Layla F. Saad, Me and White Supremacy

Articles/Shorter Form

From Ibram X. Kendi
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/10/too-short-lives-black-men/600628/
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/05/ahmaud-arbery/611539/

From Ijeoma Oluo
•https://medium.com/the-establishment/white-people-i-dont-want-you-to-understand-me-better-i-want-you-to-understand-yourselves-a6fbedd42ddf

From Adam Serwer
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/05/americas-racial-contract-showing/611389/

Please email us at bufferingthevampireslayer at gmail dot com with suggested additions, edits, questions, or concerns — we will be building out a larger, more expansive landing page on our website to continue this resource-share!

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National Resource List | Created by @botanicaldyke

"This Google sheet contains many of the community bail funds, memorial funds, political education resources, the names of organizations to put on your radar, and general advice/tips for people attending protests or using social media as an organizing tool."
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fpdRY5fwoyt04Il6y9bToWjv4wUaIoMAQERoE2A140U/edit#gid=0

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We will be starting a reading and discussion group with a focus on better understanding our white privilege and how we can work to dismantle the systemic violence against Black communities in this country and across the world.
Details and more info at: bufferingthevampireslayer.com/justkeepfighting
We know that self-care is a critical component of doing this work and that our space here at Buffering the Vampire Slayer is one of comfort, solace, and shared community for many of you. We honor that and commit to continuing to foster this space and our shared love of Buffy and all that the show stands for in its many forms — but want to challenge our white listeners, specifically, to remember that self-care is only a part of our larger work; if you walk with white privilege that means that after you recharge, you go back out to keep up the fight.

We love you, we are humbled as always to share this space with you, and to just keep fighting.

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