In The Wake of Tragedy: Resources for Coping and Acting

The night after I watched the video of Alton Sterling being shot in the chest, I couldn’t sleep. I got up the next morning and wrote about it. As I closed the document on my computer, I saw the news that Philando Castile had been killed during a traffic stop. Before I could even begin to process these tragic events just a day apart, I woke up today to see that five police officers were killed in Dallas. I’m still working through my feelings regarding these senseless deaths. I didn’t want my silence to be mistaken for not caring, so I’ve compiled a list of resources for you here. I’ll share my thoughts next week. In the meantime, I hope these are helpful.

http://justjasmineblog.com/self-care-for-people-of-color-after-emotional-and-psychological-trauma/

http://justjasmineblog.com/waking-up-white-a-resource-for-white-folks/

http://www.onbeing.org/blog/courtney-martin-the-conversation-we-must-have-with-our-white-children/8806

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/08/06/this-is-what-white-people-can-do-to-support-blacklivesmatter/

http://www.justinccohen.com/blog/2016/7/6/advice-for-white-folks-in-the-wake-of-the-police-murder-of-a-black-person

http://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/black_led_racial_justice_organizations