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Special ICNY Update

June 9, 2020
Source: CNN
Reckoning Point

Have we finally come to the reckoning point when we will acknowledge, as a nation, our shame and change our course? This week, there have been glimmers of hope in the remarks of Barack Obama, Antonio DelgadoRev. Al Sharpton, and, most of all, in the actions of millions of protestors who have taken to the streets to demand justice for all. In this Update, we are offering resources that will allow every member of our resistance community to make a difference as well. 

Will Smith: "Racism is not getting worse, it's getting filmed."
Resources

The Obama Foundation has a great list of action steps you can take.  President Obama noted that many of the actions needed are at the local level.  Learn what you can do.

Similarly, 2020Visions, in their post "In Solidarity with Black Lives"  has developed a terrific list of resources, including readings, organizations worthy of your support, petitions to sign and more.

 

Abraham Lincoln: "America will not be destroyed from the outside.  If we falter and lose our freedom it will be because we destroyed ourselves "
 
Chatham Black Lives Matter March

Saturday, June 13 at 5:30pm
at the gazebo, and don't forget your mask

For more information, to volunteer for Voter Registration tabling or other support go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/636885760252220/
 

AND, if you are willing to help in a broader outreach program targeting young voters, contact Gunnar Wordon at wordong@aim.com.
If You Missed It

Letter to The Washington Post by our Congressman Antonio Delgado.  "I Know How Painful Racism Is.  But We Can't Give Up On Voting."

James Baldwin, "How much time do you want for your "Progress"? (Below)
Joe Biden: "I will seek to heal the racial wounds that have long plagued this country -- not use them for political gain."
Trevor Noah offers his perspective on racial injustice.

LeBron James: "No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you, being black in America is tough ."

Virtual Community Meeting

Up Next



On June 24th, at 7:30pm, we continue our series of interactive Virtual Community Meetings, with a Zoom Town Hall featuring Assemblymember Didi Barrett and Brittany Vogel, Candidate for NY Assembly Seat in NY-107th.  Watch for more information in an upcoming email.

 

Desmond Tutu: "If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor."

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Nelson Mandela: "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion.  People must learn to hate and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."

 

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