TOP FIVE: How to help Charlottesville + a racist America

 

1. UNDERSTAND THE CONTEXT 

Read our guide to Charlottesville to understand the past week of events. Learn and ask questions to fully understand the context of this challenging conversation.

 

2. CALL OUT HATE

Have the hard talk with Uncle Hank about his racial slurs, defend someone on public transit, call your Reps, sign petitions to take down Confederate statues. Get out there and be heard. Make sure you are registered to vote. 

 

3. DONATE

For starters, give to C-ville Victim Relief fund organized by Unity Cville, a group of Charlottesville community members “raising funds to help support the victims.” Everything raised will be given to the city of Charlottesville. There’s also a GoFundMe set up specifically to help Deandre Harris, the 20-year-old black activist who was assaulted by white supremacists with poles in Charlottesville. The funds will go toward covering his medical bills. Donate here.

AND ANY ON THIS LIST!!!

 

4. ATTEND A SOLIDARITY EVENT

A number of solidarity events are happening this weekend. Honor your beliefs and those who have fallen. A list of events happening or find one near you!

 

5. SUPPORT MINORITY RUN BUSINESS 

Take a lesson from the one and only TINA FEY...

 

 

 

source: cnn, esquire, the economist, WSJ, NYT, teen vogue, cnn, quartz, msnbc, wikipedia.

 

 

 

lindsay vancantfort