I’ve been tagged in a number of important calls to action today, asking for a spot in the Do’s tonight, but I also promised that tonight would be a night for us to take a breath. I’m going to keep that promise.
If you’ve tagged me, please know that I heard you and I know that your fight matters. Please post a call to action tonight in the discussion board, and others who are looking for more work can find you. Tomorrow, Wendi and I will start up again – we’ll talk about the fight for the WA house, the EPA, and #Race101 will continue to challenge us and freak us out a little (or a lot, no judgment.)
But tonight, our Do’s are about giggles, gear, and gifts.
Tonight’s work on #Race101 – First, watch this clip from a Michael Che standup currently on Netflix – it is both super funny and razor-sharp.
Second, read this killer article that basically summarizes everything we’ve been talking about AND MORE:
(That's not a giggle, just an incredible resource that we should all share and bookmark and return to again and again.)
You know what? You've been working hard, talking about race, staying uncomfortable even if you want to bail. I think you’ve earned yourself a new t-shirt.
This is an Etsy shop in Seattle that makes BLM shirts, and donates 100% of profits to BLM.
Anyone else planning to attend the BLM march on March 4? I am!
3. #IndivisibleLove #StandWithStandingRock
We have in our midst someone who is heading to Standing Rock this weekend to bring supplies and pack out garbage. We asked what we can do besides send cash, and the answer came back loud and clear:
Standing Rock wants cookies. They have been cold, scared, and out there alone for months. They deserve a treat, something sweet, something that feels like love and pleasure and life and home. They deserve some damn cookies, and a few words of encouragement to let them know we have their backs. Can we meet that need? Um, YES.
Tonight, cue up your favorite music, bust out the measuring cups or the roll of Pillsbury dough from the fridge door (no judgment y’all, I don’t bake often or well), and make some cookies.
Take the opportunity to enjoy the process of making (or selecting) something with love, to send into the world and comfort someone you’ve never met. That’s community. That’s Indivisible.
Here’s how we coordinate delivery:
- If you can collect cookies from your neighborhood and bring them to an address in Shoreline by Thursday (TOMORROW) at 4 PM, comment on this post with your neighborhood.
- If you can bake or acquire some cookies and a note of love and encouragement for Standing Rock, comment to the person who has said they will be collecting in your area, or closest to your area. PM each other. Set it up. Make it happen.
They have asked for cookies. The fact that they’re asking for such simple pleasures should stir us. Make some time. This is a choice YOU can make TONIGHT that will nourish the bodies and spirits of the people we’ve been trying to help.
Katie Anthony is a writer, one of the administrators of Pantsuit Washington, and heads the Daily Do's team.
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