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Black Lives Matter: A mini-sode starting with ways we can support the struggle against police brutality

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Black Lives Matter: A mini-sode starting with ways we can support the struggle against police brutality

From Unhappy Hour with Matt Bellassai

Length: 41 mins


Today we're taking time on the pod to talk about ways we can fight systemic racism and police brutality and connect you with resources to do that. So we're starting this week's episode with a conversation about police brutality, the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade, the protests, and what we can all do about the injustices right now. We still want to provide some levity, some cathartic laughter, so we get into some silly animal news and our chasers as well (which we recorded last week, just for full transparency). We'll be back with a full episode next week. We love you all so much, thank you for listening!
Here are some resources:
Black Lives Matter Resources:
National Resource Link (includes many places to donate):
Communities United for Police Reform / Safer NY Act:
NY Assembly Member Search:
Books to educate ourselves:
List of black owned bookstores:
Specific books that Matt and Bari are reading this summer:

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor, by Layla F. Saad

So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, by Ibram X. Kendi

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander

How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi

Women, Race, & Class, by Angela Davis

The Autobiography of Malcolm X, by Malcolm x and Alex Haley

Movies we mentioned:

13th by Ava Duvernay

When They See Us by Ava Duvernay

The Life & Death of Marsha P. Johnson

I Am Not Your Negro

Podcasts we mentioned:

Code Switch

1619 Project from the New York Times

Reveal from the Center of Investigative Reporting

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