🔊Lots of love, unity, and learning at tonight’s Black Lives Matter protest in York. It was a good start but there is so much work, educating, donating, VOTING, and activism to be done. I feel strongly that some of the most important work that white allies can do right now is engage within our own inner circles to continue these conversations with family members and friends.
Each and every one of us can move the needle forward but it’s not easy and it will take a lifetime of learning and unlearning systemic behaviors in a system that was not created equally.
I have always considered myself to be an advocate for those who need a voice but in the last few days I have been humbled and reminded that you do not have to be the loudest voice in the room to have an impact. Black and BIPOC activists & community organizers are LEADING and we can each do our part to amplify their messages by finding something tangible each day to support the movement. If you are unsure of where to start please reach out, I would be more than happy to share resources or be a sounding board to bounce ideas off of.
We owe it to each other and the future generations to come to Stop the violence. Stop the killing. Stop opting out of uncomfortable conversations because so many of our friends, neighbors, and loved ones can’t opt out of their skin. We have to protect one another. We have to do better. A post is not enough. #BLMYC #continuethework #yorkpa #protest