Podcast Blackout | Podcasters for Justice | BLACK LIVES MATTER

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In lieu of a new episode today, I am participating in a podcast blackout and Podcasters for Justice as a way to peacefully protest the racism we continue to witness and experience every day in America. I am enraged and heartbroken over the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. I know this list is tragically incomplete. The following statement was created by Danielle Des and Tangia Al-awaji Estrada, both voices in the WOC Podcaster Community:

We are podcasters united to condemn the tragic murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and many many others at the hands of police. This is a continuation of the systemic racism pervasive in our country since its inception and we are committed to standing against racism in all its forms.

We believe that to be silent is to be complicit.

We believe that Black lives matter.

We believe that Black lives are more important than property.

We believe that we have a responsibility to use our platforms to speak out against this injustice whenever and wherever we are witness to it.

In creating digital media we have built audiences that return week after week to hear our voices and we will use our voices to speak against anti-blackness and police brutality, and we encourage our audiences to be educated, engaged, and to take action.

Below are resources for additional ways to support, donate and learn:

George Floyd Memorial Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd
Minnesota Freedom Fund: https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/
Black Visions Collective: https://www.blackvisionsmn.org/
Black Lives Matter: https://www.Blacklivesmatter.com
Minneapolis NAACP Branch: https://www.paypal.me/mplsnaacp4050B

Justice for Breonna Taylor: https://www.change.org/p/andy-beshear-justice-for-breonna-taylor?use_react=false

I Run with Amaud https://www.gofundme.com/f/i-run-with-maud

Be the Bridge: https://bethebridge.com/
Equal Justice Initiative https://eji.org/

Queens Defenders/Know Your Rights https://queensdefenders.org/

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