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#PodcastBlackout Harpy Hour

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The Harpies stand with their podcasting peers in the #PodcastBlackout to support Black Lives Matter. Check out some resources we recommend below:

BOOKS
-White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
-Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad
-How to Be An AntiRacist by Ibram X. Kendi
-So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo (e-gee-o-ma o-lu-o)
-A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
-The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
-Blackballed by Darryle Pinckney
-The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
-Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum

FILMS / TV
-Selma (2014) on Amazon Prime Video
-Dear White People (2017-present) on Netflix
-When They See Us (2019) on Netflix
-Just Mercy (2019) on Amazon Prime Video
-Self-Made (2020) on Netflix

PODCASTS
-Code Switch (NPR) - A multi-racial, multi-generational team of journalists fascinated by the overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture, how they play out in our lives and communities, and how all of this is shifting.
-The Stoop - Hosts Leila Day and Hana Baba start conversations about what it means to be black and how we talk about blackness. It’s a celebration of black joy with a mission to dig deeper into stories that we don’t hear enough about. 
-Intersectionality Matters - Learn from the Black scholar and activist who coined the term about what intersectionality looks like in practice and how to continue the fight for justice for Black women.
-That’s What I’m Saying:  Join Shaun and sister Shatara for their weekly podcast covering everything from old school hip-hop, pop culture, dating, sex, entertainment, and various social issues - from a mostly 'woke' (but sometimes ratchet) perspective. 
-3 Black Geeks Podcast - 3 Black Geeks present a series of shows that overturn any white stereotypes about what might interest Blacks as the show proves being a geek is not constrained by race! They produce seven podcasts centering around movies, TV, anime, wrestling, martial arts, and video games. 
-The Black Guy Who Tips - A podcast from the minds of Rod and Karen, a black, southern married couple who enjoy pop culture, politics and comedy.

PLACES TO DONATE
-Black Lives Matter
-Bail Funds for Protestors (supplies money across up to 12 communities to help pay bail for those arrested protesting)
-ACLU (lobbying for policy change)
-National Police Accountability Project (legal aid specifically for those targeted by police violence and misconduct)
-Reclaim the Block (working to divert funding from police into communities of color)
-The Loveland Foundation (helps women of color seek therapy)

PROTESTING TIPS
-Find your local protest details by visiting community sites like NextDoor, social media events and hashtags, as well as your local Black Lives Matter Chapter - which you can find on the BLM website as an interactive map
-Be aware of special details surrounding your protest, like an enforced curfew
-Know your rights - the ACLU has a post on their website regarding what your rights include, you can even print this out for reference and put it in your backpack
-Remember to pack things like your face mask, ID, first aid, signage, water and sunscreen. Plenty of sites have protestor packing tips listed on their sites, so make sure to check and prepare ahead of time.
-Check in with family / friends at specific times so they are alerted if something is wrong.
-Memorize the phone number of either your lawyer or a trusted contact in case you are arrested and do not have access to your belongings to look up contact information.

OTHER RESOURCES
“Justice in June” Google Doc
USA.gov/elected-officials
supportblackowned.com

The Harpies stand with their podcasting peers in the #PodcastBlackout to support Black Lives Matter. Check out some resources we recommend below:

BOOKS
-White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
-Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad
-How to Be An AntiRacist by Ibram X. Kendi
-So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo (e-gee-o-ma o-lu-o)
-A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
-The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
-Blackballed by Darryle Pinckney
-The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
-Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum

FILMS / TV
-Selma (2014) on Amazon Prime Video
-Dear White People (2017-present) on Netflix
-When They See Us (2019) on Netflix
-Just Mercy (2019) on Amazon Prime Video
-Self-Made (2020) on Netflix

PODCASTS
-Code Switch (NPR) - A multi-racial, multi-generational team of journalists fascinated by the overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture, how they play out in our lives and communities, and how all of this is shifting.
-The Stoop - Hosts Leila Day and Hana Baba start conversations about what it means to be black and how we talk about blackness. It’s a celebration of black joy with a mission to dig deeper into stories that we don’t hear enough about. 
-Intersectionality Matters - Learn from the Black scholar and activist who coined the term about what intersectionality looks like in practice and how to continue the fight for justice for Black women.
-That’s What I’m Saying:  Join Shaun and sister Shatara for their weekly podcast covering everything from old school hip-hop, pop culture, dating, sex, entertainment, and various social issues - from a mostly 'woke' (but sometimes ratchet) perspective. 
-3 Black Geeks Podcast - 3 Black Geeks present a series of shows that overturn any white stereotypes about what might interest Blacks as the show proves being a geek is not constrained by race! They produce seven podcasts centering around movies, TV, anime, wrestling, martial arts, and video games. 
-The Black Guy Who Tips - A podcast from the minds of Rod and Karen, a black, southern married couple who enjoy pop culture, politics and comedy.

PLACES TO DONATE
-Black Lives Matter
-Bail Funds for Protestors (supplies money across up to 12 communities to help pay bail for those arrested protesting)
-ACLU (lobbying for policy change)
-National Police Accountability Project (legal aid specifically for those targeted by police violence and misconduct)
-Reclaim the Block (working to divert funding from police into communities of color)
-The Loveland Foundation (helps women of color seek therapy)

PROTESTING TIPS
-Find your local protest details by visiting community sites like NextDoor, social media events and hashtags, as well as your local Black Lives Matter Chapter - which you can find on the BLM website as an interactive map
-Be aware of special details surrounding your protest, like an enforced curfew
-Know your rights - the ACLU has a post on their website regarding what your rights include, you can even print this out for reference and put it in your backpack
-Remember to pack things like your face mask, ID, first aid, signage, water and sunscreen. Plenty of sites have protestor packing tips listed on their sites, so make sure to check and prepare ahead of time.
-Check in with family / friends at specific times so they are alerted if something is wrong.
-Memorize the phone number of either your lawyer or a trusted contact in case you are arrested and do not have access to your belongings to look up contact information.

OTHER RESOURCES
“Justice in June” Google Doc
USA.gov/elected-officials
supportblackowned.com

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