We want to take the time to acknowledge that many in our global community are in pain and experiencing feelings of fear, fury and heartbreak. We at Kobo Writing Life stand firmly in solidarity with Black Lives Matter.
If you wish to educate yourself on the ongoing protests, or on how to be a better ally to the Black members of your community, we’ve included some resources below.
When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
The End of Policing by Amex S. Vitale
Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
Ways to Help
If you are in a position to donate, there are fundraising efforts worldwide. Check the pages of local movements in your area for places, as well as local bail funds to help protesters who have been wrongfully arrested.