ICYMI: The MomsRising community stepped up for equality in a big way this week. Check out some of the posts you loved, shared and might have missed for the week ending June 19, 2020.
1. INSTAGRAM: #IAmMamma
We have been sharing and uplifting many of the voices in our #RisersandShakers community.
"George, we heard your cry for Mama!"
2. FACEBOOK LIVE: Television Personality and Activist Miss Peppermint Moderates MomsRising #PrideMonth Conversation
The very first Pride was a riot against police violence, led by Black & Brown trans women. What does this mean for today's uprisings against police brutality and the fight for LGBTQ+ liberation?
3. SUPREME COURT STATEMENTS: America's Moms Cheer Positive Rulings for DREAMERs, LQBTQ+
"Today's ruling reinforces that, for DACA recipients, #HomeIsHere." - Donna Norton, MomsRising Executive Vice President
"Today the highest court in our land struck a blow for fairness, justice and equality at work." - Sarah Alcid, MomsRising Senior Campaign Director for Workplace Justice
4. MEDIA SPOTLIGHT: Parents Magazine Profiles MomsRising's Monifa Bandele
"We're fighting to demilitarize schools and winning. Just this week, we've seen three school districts cancel contracts with local police in order to use that money to address the critical needs of today's students. That's progress." - Monifa Bandele, MomsRising Senior Vice President
LEARN MORE: 6 Black Moms on the Frontlines of the Fight Against Racism - Parents Magazine, June 15, 2020
5. #KEEPMARCHING ONLINE MEETING: Defund the Police
This week we hosted a timely and powerful #KeepMarching discussion that dove deep into the history of police and the impact on our communities, and explored models and ideas for stronger communities and a defunded police.
#KeepMarching online meetings are designed to give you the inside scoop on what’s happening on issues and politics, give you direct access to MomsRising staff and leading experts, and fill you in on MomsRising's hot campaigns.
"I love these meetings. So insightful. Lots of things I didn't know. Thanks for sharing your knowledge!" -Stefanie, meeting participant
Click here to watch the recording. Password: 0P@+t==7
Resources to help you learn more:
- “#DefundPolice Toolkit,” Interrupting Criminalization and the Movement for Black Lives.
- We Came to Learn: A Call to Action for Police Free Schools.” Advancement Project.
- “How Police Unions Became Such Powerful Opponents to Reform Efforts.” The New York Times, June 11 2020.
- “A discussion about how to reform policing,” The New York Times, June 13, 2020.
- YouTube: "Andrea Ritchie: Invisible No More Lecture," July 31, 2018.
- “There’s a growing call to defund the police. Here's what it means,” CNN.com June 11, 2020.
- “This city disbanded its police department 7 years ago. Here's what happened next,” CNN.com, June 9, 2020.
- YouTube: "Police: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" (HBO), June 7, 2020. (explicit language)
- “How Federal Dollars Fund Local Police,” NPR, June 9, 2020.
- The Community Resource Hub for Safety & Accountability
- Facebook: "George Floyd, the Minneapolis Protests, Ahmaud Arbery & Amy Cooper," Trevor Noah, May 29, 2020
- “‘Defund the Police’ Does Not Mean Defund the Police. Unless It Does,” The Atlantic, June 14, 2020.