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If you’re just now joining us, be sure to check out our first round-up; it offers a lot of solid foundational information on how to start your journey towards being a good ally. (It is a journey, so get ready to put in the work.) Additionally, here’s last week’s round-up. This week we continue with important things to read and do in the fight for racial justice:

“Advancing racial equity through investment portfolios is multi-layered.” Forbes works to demystify racial justice-minded investing.

Adweek has 5 key takeaways from Allyship and Activism, a Freelance Cyber Summit on how to address antiracism.

“None of these is a hard and fast rule: donating publicly, for example, can encourage others to do the same, especially if you’re a celebrity or have a large platform. But donating can also wrongly feel like accomplishment, when it’s essentially the bare minimum of solidarity actions for most of us. Here are some basic guidelines — but take everything with a grain of salt!” Autostraddle has some insight into how to avoid performative allyship, especially now that it seems like companies and individuals are drifting into backslide mode.

“It was as if they were waiting for me to thank them so they could move on.” Important read from Natasha Marsh // check out Black People: You Don’t Need to Thank Allies on PopSugar.

“How do you build the best anti-racist reading list? Kirby McCurtis, library manager at Multnomah County Library, says it’s important to include Black fiction and stories about Black joy.” Good listen for librarians, educators, book store employees and more.

“We cannot make all of this work the work of Black educators and Latinx educators,” Fussner said. “It’s our turn to make sure that that work continues to get done. And so we need to be there to push each other, to call each other out and to be comfortable with being uncomfortable, because ultimately, I think that’s what’s going to move us forward.” WGBH talks with several educators about decolonizing the classroom.

There is a concept called Pet to Threat: Black women are hired, treated as a novelty in the beginning, and as soon as we advocate for ourselves or question anything, we quickly become a threat.” From Wellness Doesn’t Belong To White Women via The Cut.

The travel industry is hugely problematic when it comes to racial equity; here are five things to consider via Alex Temblador’s Conde Nast Traveler piece, Questions Every Anti-Racist Traveler Should Ask on a Trip.

Nation Swell offers ten important practices and insights in How to Create a Culture of Belonging – And Why It Matters.

And ICYMI, here’s Oprah and Ibram X. Kendi’’s conversation on antiracism via The Oprah Show on Apple TV+.

Thank you – please stay safe, mobilized and vigilant out there.

This is by no means an exhaustive list, which is why we’ll be continuing to update on a weekly basis. If you have suggestions, or experiences you’d want to share – we have this platform, and would like to offer it up to you – please feel free to get in touch anytime by emailing [email protected]

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