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 features a ton of resources and actions to support the people of Palestine, who are active targets of genocide right now by Israel. Please read. Please take action. The people of Palestine can’t survive alone. And the US government is currently enabling genocide by the day.
This cannot stand. No one is free until everyone is free. FREE PALESTINE.
- Stop the Genocide in Gaza by the ARD
- Unpacking the Israel-Hamas Conflict by the ARD
- Study Hall: ‘How Do I Both Condemn Hamas and Support Israeli and Palestinian People?’ by the ARD
- Don’t believe everything you see and hear about Israel and Palestine by A.W. Ohlheiser for Vox
- What the Mainstream Media Never Told You About Palestine by Kelly Hayes for Truthout
- U.N. Warns of “Devastating Humanitarian Consequences” as Israel Orders 1.1 Million to Evacuate Gaza from Democracy Now
- U.S. students are clashing over the Israel-Hamas war. What can colleges do? by Rachel Treisman and Elissa Nadworny for NPR
- Jewish activists, Palestinians, and allies fight against Palestinian genocide from abroad by Alexandria Martinez for Prism
Actions To Take: Free Palestine
- A Humanitarian Crisis is Unfolding in Gaza. Here’s How You Can Help by Samantha Riedel for Them
- Use this guide to: sign petitions demanding a cease fire, email and call your representatives (if in the US), find protests and more
- Sign this petition demanding a ceasefire from Amnesty International or this petition to end the siege on Gaza
- Email Congress to demand a ceasefire
- Support fundraisers like Fundraiser for Palestinian Medics or Books for Palestine
- Put your name, money and time behind calls for an immediate ceasefire
- Read books (both nonfiction and fiction) by Palestinian authors
- Non-carceral emergency response initiatives require a cultural shift by Tamar Sarai for Prism
- US media is evading its responsibility to acknowledge the Gaza genocide by Lara Witt and Tina Vásquez for Prism
- Both of the GOP’s House Speaker Frontrunners Have Horrifying Anti-LGBTQ+ Pasts by Samantha Riedel for Them
- The Lawmaker Who Wrote Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Law Is Going to Prison for Fraud by James Factora for Them
- These Brands Will Refund Your Period Tax. Here’s How to Submit a Claim by Medea Giordano for Wired
- House Speaker Mike Johnson has long opposed abortion and LGBTQ+ rights by Amanda Becker for The 19th
- TV writers win a new contract. Will actors be next? by Laura Weiss for Prism
- Why is everyone going on strike? by Alexandria Martinez for Prism
- Scholastic Book Fairs Are Putting Some “Diverse Titles” in a Separate Category by James Factora for Them
Other Miscellaneous Reads
- Hate Crimes Rose in 2022 — and Concerns Remain High by Weihua Li and Jamiles Lartey for The Marshall Project
- The NHL Is Reversing Its Ban on Rainbow Pride Tape by James Factora for Them
- Book bans in schools jumped 33 percent last year by Nadra Nittle for The 19th
- Born poor, stay poor: what my $120,000 student debt says about class in the US by Molly McGhee for The Gaurdian
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 Standing Together Movement.
- The Pixel Project: donate to end violence against women
- The following options are reshared from a “weekend edition” article from the ARD team as places to donate to:
- Other places include: Palestine Children’s Relief Fun and Doctors Without Borders
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.
- BE A REVOLUTION: How Everyday People Are Fighting Oppression and Changing the World by Ijeoma Oluo (pre-order now!!)
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!