Beyond the Black Square: What’s Next After #blackouttuesday | TISOT Ep. 1
The world is in crisis. We’re dealing with a pandemic within the pandemic: police brutality and the repeated murders of black men and boys. The most recent case is that of George Floyd, whose brutal murder at the hands – and knees – of the Minneapolis police has sparked global protests. In this inaugural TIS Off-Topic episode, the sisters unpack #justiceforgeorgefloyd, #blackouttuesday, #blacklivesmatter, #theshowmustbepaused, and where we can all go from here. Tune in for the discussion, and to get resources for how you can do your part to be actively anti-racist.
Full show notes with links to resources and educational content will be available soon. The goal is for this to be a living document, a resource that continues to inform, support, and challenge us all. #thestrugglecontinues
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By The Numbers:
2:00 – The sisters check in with each other to see how they’re doing after a VERY stressful week.
7:13 – Existing while Black. It’s a struggle.
7:23 – Darth Karen gets her comeuppance.
11:45 – The sisters discuss how they first heard about #blackouttuesday.
12:27 – The good, the bad, and the ugly about #blackouttuesday.
15:20 – The positive fallout from the movement.
24:10 – The sisters talk about how their social media friends lists are looking now.
29:14 – Where to from here? What’s next after #blackouttuesday.
Beyond the black square: What’s next after #blackouttuesday – Quotes:
“If you are a Black person, you cannot be unaffected by this wherever you live in the world.”
“It’s going to be a protest with a difference, because we’re still in post-corona times.”
“Growth is often painful, and this is the painful part that we’re going through right now.”
“This is the pandemic within the pandemic.”
“The protests are a legitimate response to murder and inequality.”
“Being silent will not help. It’s time to speak.”
“The time for going along to get along is DONE.”
“The show cannot go on because what’s been going on is wrong. So #theshowmustbepaused.”
“Let’s call George Floyd’s death what it is: it was murder.”
“I have not had to cut too many people off (of my friends list) lately, because I’ve been doing it over the last 4 years.”
CONTINUE THE FIGHT
SIGN THESE PETITIONS
- #JusticeforBre: Demand the officers who murdered Breonna Taylor are fired.
- #JusticeforAhmaud: Demand the immediate removal of the District Attorneys who failed to bring justice for Ahmaud.
- Demand Mayor Jacob Frey #DefundtheMPD.
- Add your name to our list of systemic demands to end the war on Black people.
EDUCATE YOURSELF AND OTHERS
FOLLOW THESE ACTIVISTS
READ THESE BOOKS
WATCH THESE FILMS
FOLLOW THESE HASHTAGS
DO THE WORK
USE THESE RESOURCES