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. I started this series in 2020 and am very glad I’ve kept up with it since.
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: trash decisions by the supreme court, protest and celebration during the month of pride and more.
- Escalating tactics against Cop City protesters concern organizers by Katherine Demby for Prism
- New York City landlords benefit when renters don’t know their rights by Jenika McCrayer for Prism
- Why Political Repression is Key to Cop City Project by Andrew Lee for The ARD
- Supreme Court will decide whether domestic abusers can have guns by Betsy Woodruff Swan for Politico
LGBTQIA+ Rights and Abortion Access
- Overwhelming majority of straight Americans back LGBTQ+ rights, new GLAAD survey finds by Kate Sosin for The 19th
- How to Honor Pride Month Amid Anti-LGBTQ+ Attacks by Nicole Cardoza for The ARD
- Pride Month: Resistance, resilience, recreation and rest by the staff at The 19th
- Hope and heartbreak in the post-Roe hellscape by Tina Vásquez for Prism
- The Supreme Court Allows Discrimination Against LGBTQ+ People by Pema Levy and Mother Jones for Them
- When Target pulled back on Pride merch, these small queer-owned businesses had to manage the fallout by Chabeli Carrazana for The 19th
- Supreme Court guts affirmative action, effectively ending race-conscious admissions by Nina Totenberg for NPR
- Biden offers new student debt relief plan, lashes out at GOP after Supreme Court ruling by Will Weissert and Colleen Long for Associated Press
- Supreme Court kills Biden student loan relief plan by Lawrence Hurley for NBC News
- Breaking: SCOTUS rules against affirmative action by Alexandra Martinez for Prism
- What will happen without affirmative action in colleges? University leaders fear a lapse in diversity efforts by Nadra Nittle for The 19th
Other Miscellaneous Reads
- The Brilliant Scholar Who’s Challenging Racism In Game Design by Carolyn Petit for Kotaku
- Housing is the first place to look when considering reparations for Black people by Brian Copeland for Prism
- Your boss now has to accommodate pregnant workers, from morning sickness to abortion care by Chabeli Carrazana for The 19th
- Nurses in Texas and Kansas Make History With a Massive Strike by Kim Kelly for Truthout
As always, I like to highlight different organizations, movements and areas to support financially in each Allyship Check-in, if you’re able. For 2023, I’ve decided to continue what I did in 2022. Therefore, I’ll commit to $20 a month to a different organization, for as long as it’s feasibly possible for me.
Unfortunately, I was unable to donate this month, so I’ll be donating $40 in July!
- The ARD wrote about how to honor Juneteeth, including supporting “pay[ing] it forward to the Black community—organizations, businesses, and people.“
- The Atlanta Solidarity Fund: “bails out activists who are arrested for participating in social justice movements, and helps them get access to lawyers.”
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.
- Intersectional Tech: Black Users in Digital Gaming by Dr. Koshonna L. Gray
- Black and Queer on Campus by Michael P. Jeffries
- Racial Wellness: A Guide To Liberatory Healing for Black, Indigenous and People of Color by Jacquelyn Ogorchukwu Iyamah
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.
These posts are always my least viewed. But I hope they continue to be helpful for those who do engage in this work. And, maybe, those who haven’t started will be encouraged to!