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: issues with disaster relief, rising momentum to stop Cop City, the success of striking and the importance of unions, and more.
- Violence Interruption: What Is It, How Does It Work and What Are the Root Causes of Violence? by Teen Vogue
- Artists across the country grapple with an unforgiving housing market by Alexandra Martinez for Prism
- There’s no such thing as a disaster-resistant place anymore by Rachel DuRose for Vox
- As petition deadline looms, Stop Cop City organizers win more time and volunteers by Katherine Demby for Prism
- ‘Everything you’ve been told is a lie!’ Inside the wellness-to-fascism pipeline by James Ball for The Guardian
- ‘We can’t stay silent anymore’: On Cop City and grief by Tina Vásquez for Prism
- Why Ron DeSantis’ Campaign for President Is Imploding by Nico Lang for Them
- Why DeSantis’ war on ‘woke’ isn’t winning in the GOP primary by Amanda Becker for The 19th
- Long covid has derailed my life. Make no mistake: It could yours, too. by Madeline Miller for The Washington Post
- UPS workers could go on strike soon. Here’s what you need to know by Sravya Tadepalli for Prism
- Related: UPS workers averted a strike. Here’s what you should know about the tentative deal by Sravya Tadepalli for Prism
- Stories on Strike by Sara Danver for her newsletter, How to Save Democracy and Other Stories
- Nearly 100 days in, the WGA isn’t backing down by Laura Weiss for Prism
LGBTQIA+ Rights and Abortion Access
- The global rise of anti-trans legislation by Tamara Evdokimona for Coda
- States are banning LGBTQ+ subjects in schools. Most students say they were never taught about them anyway. by Orion Rummler for The 19th
- Why Affirmative Action Is Still Necessary by Nicole Cardoza for The ARD
- The fallout from the Supreme Court’s affirmative action decision has already begun by Nadra Nittle for The 19th
- Classrooms are dominating the culture war by Errin Haines for The 19th
- Biden opened a new student debt repayment plan. Here’s how to enroll in SAVE. by Aimee Picchi for CBS News
- Related: join the Student Debt Strike here!
- Everyone at West Virginia University Knew Something Was Up. I Hate That We Were Right. by Myya Helm for Slate
Other Miscellaneous Reads
- France Protests Over Nahel Merzouk Police Killing Stem From History of Racism and Colonialism by Romaissaa Benzizoune for Teen Vogue
- Workplace Weight Discrimination is an Overlooked, Critical Aspect of DEI by Amy Brown for Triple Pundit
- Who Gets to Enjoy the Great Outdoors? by Dominique Stewart for The ARD
- Column: Hollywood is on strike because CEOs fell for Silicon Valley’s magical thinking by Brian Merchant for LA Times
- Porn studies is — and isn’t — what you think by Nadra Nittle for The 19th
- Reclaiming my joy through grief by Vilissa Thompson for Prism
- We must enter a new climate world together by Ray Levy Uyeda for Prism
- Young Americans who identify with gun culture are more likely to believe in male supremacy, research shows by Jennifer Gerson for The 19th
- The Short List Of Climate Actions That Will Work by Michael Barnard for Forbes
- Workers deal with AI disruptions as regulations lag across industries by Natasha Ishak for Prism
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.
This month, I donated to the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, as part of the Books For Maui initiative.
- Help Bring a Banned Bookstore to Indianapolis!
- Support the writers strikes!
- There are a ton of resources to help those affected by the wildfires in Hawai’i. I’m linking those gathered and shared by the ARD here, who collected these “resources shared by ʻĀina Momona and Kāko’o Haleakalā.”
- Donate to Maui Mutual Aid to provide fast and direct relief to those in immediate need
- Donate to The Maui Strong Fund created to provide community resilience with resources for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.
- If you’re a Maui resident, or have community living there, use the Maui Fires People Locator to mark someone missing or help confirm the whereabouts of others not yet located.
- Use this form to offer tangible impact or ask for specific support.
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.
- To be updated next time!
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!