Sunday, June 14, 2020

The June 2020 Lee Wind Video Newsletter

For me, being an ally to the Black community right now means 7 things...

This video was recorded around 5:30pm Pacific on Friday June 12, 2020. Just hours later, Rayshard Brooks was murdered by a police officer in Atlanta. Enough! BLACK LIVES MATTER.

While there's no need for a transcript this time, there are a bunch of links to share:

There's lots of media coverage of the police murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, but not every article helps us know who they were as people. Look for those.

One story that didn't get as much attention was the police murder of Tony McDade. This was largely because Tony was Trans. You can read more about Tony in this Advocate article:

Watch Trevor Noah speak about our society's broken contract with Black people: The quote I cite is from 11:09.

Watch Kimberly Latrice Jones spell out the injustice done to Black Americans so eloquently here: The quote I cite is from 3:28.

Watch Jacqueline Woodson speak about being Anti-Racist (and some of the microaggressions she's faced) in the Kid Lit Rally 4 Black Lives: The quote I cite is from 24:48.

Watch this conversation with President Obama: Reimagining Policing in the Wake of Continued Police Violence: The President Obama quote I cite is from 1:09:07.

Learn more about the diversity pride flag with the added brown and black stripes to recognize, celebrate, and advocate for LGBTQ people of color here:

Check out this "Anguish and Action" page at with "resources to create a more just and equitable world":

The light in me recognizes and acknowledges the light in you,
Stay safe,

1 comment:

Francesca said...

Thank you, Lee, for this heartfelt message. Your sensitivity and desire to improve our world and the current conditions are inspiring. Thank you for the resources. Keep up the good work!