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- Started working on zine and poster about antiracism action in Pittsburgh
- Called mayor and county executive in support for the #Got12 campaign
- Emailed mayor and another government person about the #Got12 campaign and emailed a template to friends and family to use
- Researched local Black-owned businesses to include in the zine in the “nearby” section
- Started antiracism Slack channel for my team at work
- Made a flyer with an email template for people to send in support of the #Got12 campaign, and included a link to send the email digitally and give any feedback
- Made signs with my mom and rode bikes around Homewood wearing them, intending to go to a demonstration. We didn’t find the demonstration we were looking for but checked out a very beautiful mural, and it was a very cool experience to bike around with the signs and show solidarity in a historically Black neighborhood that I had only been to a few times before.
- Bought cookies at Dana’s Bakery and someone we met there invited us to a Juneteenth celebration at the Sankofa Community Garden. We went and, after offering money to the people serving food, learned that no one charges for food on Juneteenth.
- Had family Juneteenth dinner with historically Black foods, and we each researched a fact about Black history ahead of time and shared it at dinner.
- While running I thought about how racially divided my neighborhood is, and had an idea for a “North Graham and South Graham” meet and greet or social distance dinner club. Or honestly, this would be useful on my single block – there are several neighbors of color I don’t know at all. Of course the ideas started flowing and this soon became an idea for a webapp…but I think I will contact some neighbors and see if they are interested.
- Emailed several board members from non-profits to urge them to demand the city remove a Columbus status in our most popular park. I learned about this action from the What’s Up Pittsburgh message board.
- Sent an email template to friends/family members and encouraged them to send it as well.
- Called the Louisville Chamber of Commerce to tell them I will not be visiting Louisville until justice for Breonna Taylor is served – I spoke to an actual person who said they report to the city. I shared this action in our antiracism Slack channel at work.