Monday, June 15, 2020

Reading, Writing, Playing for Change




I want to celebrate  Chris Tebbett's most excellent and informative post about how the Kidlit Community is rising up to meet the current crisis. He highlighted the Kidlit Rally for Black Lives, held June 4.

Please allow me to add a few more resources that you might find helpful.
Compiled by Patricia Elzie comes this  Volume 1, Resources 9: Absolutely Massive List of Anti-racist Resources for Black Lives Matter Allies.

I include her wisdom here about the need to use your voice:
“Remember: It is a privilege to be able to learn about racism instead of experiencing it your whole life.
Another note: If you’re reading this, you’ll probably continue to make mistakes around race. That’s okay! It’s important that you try and that when you receive new information, you learn from it. As long as you continuously try and learn, you are not failing. You ARE failing, though, if you’re not trying and if you’re keeping silent.” -- Patricia Elzie


And for more inspiration comes this music from Playing For Change, featuring “The Weight,”  and starring musicians performing together across five continents. This is chilling, it's so good. And it's Ringo Starr.

"Great songs can travel everywhere bridging what divides us and inspiring us to see how easily we all get along when the music plays." 


Thank you for listening.

--Bobbi Miller

2 comments:

  1. Wow--a privilege to learn about racism, rather than experience it. Powerful.

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