Last Updated on December 23, 2022 by ThoughtsStained
Welcome to the latest in my Allyship Check-In series! This series shares resources to help each of us live more antiracist lives. It contains articles, blog posts, multimedia, book recommendations, petitions and more.
These resources are curated by my own research and by sharing resources I’ve learned through, from various organizations, like: Anti-Racist Daily, Prism, The 19th, them and more. I hope this Allyship Check-In allows you to find something below that speaks to you!
Also, please consider supporting these organizations above. While I am simply linking up and sharing articles, they are the ones doing the work: the research, the reporting, the writing, the editing, the labor.
Let’s support their work, especially financially, so they can continue to do it.
This month’s Allyship Check-in is, as usual, heavy with reading material. This month, it includes: paid sick leave, the rise of strikes, current health landscape and more.
Highlights from the ARD
- We’re not going back’: Hillary Clinton on the message of the midterms and women’s rights by Errin Haines for The 19th
- Warnock projected to win Georgia Senate runoff, giving Democrats 51 seats by Mel Leonor Barclay for The 19th
LGBTQIA+ Rights and Abortion Access
- Senate Passes Respect for Marriage Act to Protect Same-Sex Marriage Rights by Chris Walker for Truthout
- Here’s how states plan to limit abortion — even where it is already banned by Shefali Luthra for The 19th*
- In the wake of the Colorado Springs shooting, two LGBTQ+ lawmakers talk policy priorities by Orion Rummler for The 19th
- 6 months since Roe was overturned, fighting for abortion rights is a multifaceted battle by Alexandra Martinez for Prism
- ‘Racial and class assault’: How a war on free NY tuition presaged the student debt crisis by Matthew Korfhage for USA Today Network
- Cancelling Student Debt Is Necessary for Racial Justice by Kitana Ananda for Non-Profit Quarterly
- Flu, RSV and COVID are wreaking havoc — but teachers don’t feel like they can stay home when they’re sick by Shefali Luthra for The 19th
- Disabled students need better support from career services in higher education by Vilissa Thompson for Prism
- Book censorship surged in 2022. Activists say there’s more to come by Alexandra Martinez for Prism
Fatphobia and Body Positivity
Other Miscellaneous Reads
- I’m an Organizer. This Is How I Use Social Media to Make a Difference by Eliel Cruz for them
- HarperCollins staffers are striking. Here’s why that matters to readers. by Maham Javaid for The Washington Post
- Lessons on Resistance From a Child of the First Climate-Change Generation by Mary Annaïse Heglar for The Nation
Videos, Podcasts and Media
I’m trying to include more multimedia content within each Allyship Check-In, since I know not everyone enjoys articles like I do! Here’s what I engaged with this month:
- RSV, flu and covid-19 prompt worries about ‘tripledemic’ on YouTube from The Washington Post
Now that we spent the first part of this Allyship Check-In becoming informed, now it’s time to take action. Here’s a selection of petitions you can sign and make your voice heard.
On top of learning and signing petitions, I always want to include ways within this Allyship Check-In series to get even further engaged.
Find ways to deepen your involvement and support those groups, people and initiatives below already doing this work!
- Use the “What is Racial Equity” exercise from Race Forward to learn more about the various types of racism.
As always, I like to highlight different organizations, movements and areas to support financially in each Allyship Check-in, if you’re able. Also, I decided to commit to $20 a month to a different organization, for as long as it’s feasibly possible for me.
This month, I donated $20 to the Harper Union Strike Fund to help support striking workers continue to stay on strike until their demands are met.
If you want to go deeper than articles or blog posts collected in this month’s Allyship Check-in, look no further! Check out the non-fiction below to learn more and dive deeper. Then, read, buy and promote the fiction books by BIPOC and queer authors–or, share your own recommendations in the comments.
- Shared Sisterhood: How to Take Collective Action for Racial and Gender Equity at Work by Tina Opie and Beth A. Livingston
- Anti-Racist Leadership: How to Transform Corporate Culture in a Race-Conscious World by James D. White with Krista White
- Dei Deconstructed: Your No-Nonsense Guide to Doing the Work and Doing It Right by Lily Zheng
Thank you for reading and engaging with this latest Allyship Check-In post! I hope you learned something new, deepened your knowledge about important issues and found different ways to get involved.
As we near the end of 2022, I hope we can find bright spots and ways to fight for–and support–each other. May 2023 be the year where change happens for the betterment of all, rather only for the select few.