Standing with Black Elphas and supporting the Black CommunityFeatured
I want to start by checking in on our Black members. If there are ways Elpha can support you that would feel good to share, we are listening and are ready to support you.I’d also like to highlight a few resources that I thought might be helpful (thank you @dom for pointing them out): Ethel’s Club’s virtual group healing and grieving sessions led by licensed Black therapists. Additional mental health resources can be found here.Elpha and I stand in solidarity with our Black community. Hate, racism and violence are unacceptable.For our white members: here are videos and resources I found valuable. If you want to learn, take action, donate, or be a better ally, please take a look and add your own.– Here's some advice on how to check on your Black friends.– Here's an article with suggestions for how to support George Floyd protestors– Here's an article with recommending orgs to donate or volunteer with to support the struggle against police brutality– Here's a directory of Black women owned businesses to buy from– Here's a list of Black owned restaurants in the bay area to support.– Here's a Twitter thread on how to be an ally right now.– Here's a Tweet from Ava DuVernay on what it really means to not be racist.– Here’s an article shared by @iynna on how white people can learn to talk about race and racism– Here’s a post started by @amy on what white people can do that includes many great resources, articles, and actions people are taking.– Here's info and a list of resources on how to take concrete action at the local and national level from Obama.org.Please note, we will be moderating this post more strictly than usual with an eye toward the comfort of our Black members.