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Black Lives Matter In Wellness and Beyond

Black Lives Matter is something we cannot stop shouting to the world. Whether the movement is trending or not, the work is not done until Black bodies are handled with the care and respect they deserve. 

In today’s microwave world, it’s not always easy to stay focused on something for longer than a fleeting moment. Thankfully, 2020 has cleared most of our schedules of commutes, travel, and endless social time. And in exchange, we get to give back our sustained energy to causes, to loved ones, and to a greater movement.

Get Loved Up is committed to the continued march and fight for justice and equality. To help do so, we are developing resources – which will continue to be updated – for our community to sustain the momentum. Resources on everything from petitions to sign and books to read to who to follow and what causes to support.

We believe that no one has to do the work alone. That’s why we’ve also created the Self Care and Social Justice 10-day course. The sessions are recorded, so use your GLU Membership (first 30-days are FREE) to learn about the duality of life, impact the world and live your purpose. 

Help us by emailing me with your suggestions on what other information should be housed here. 

 

Activism: 

  • Petitions: BLM regularly updates petitions to sign to help end police brutality 

Mental Health:

 

  • Black Mental Health Alliance: trusted educational forums, trainings and referral services that support the health and well-being of Black people and other vulnerable communities.

 

Causes

 

  • Black Lives Matter: This is more than a hashtag. The global organization is on a mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.
  • Black Voters Matter: Voter suppression is still happening in 2020, as evident by what took place in the Kentucky primary in June. Suppression efforts disproportionately affect Black votes. That’s why Black Voters Matter has made it their goal to increase power in communities of color through efforts including voting, policy and organizational development.   
  • Color of Change: An organization that designs campaigns to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward. Until justice is real.
  • Innocence Project: The Innocence Project works to exonerate the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.

 

  • The Loveland Foundation: Loveland Foundation is committed to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a particular focus on Black women and girls. Their resources and initiatives are collaborative and they prioritize opportunity, access, validation, and healing.

 

 

Books:

Netflix Edutainment 

 

  • Explained: The Racial Wealth Gap (season 1, episode 1): Cory Booker and others discuss how slavery, housing discrimination and centuries of inequality have compounded to create a racial wealth gap.
  • The Kalief Browder Story: This series traces the tragic case of Kalief Browder, a Black Bronx teen who spent three horrific years in jail, despite not being convicted of a crime.
  • When They See Us: Based on the true story of the five teens from Harlem that became trapped in a nightmare when they’re falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park. 
  • 13th: Thought-provoking documentary that analyzes the criminalization of African Americans and the US prison boom. 
  • Who Killed Malcolm X: Decades after the assassination of African American leader Malcolm X, an activist embarks on a complex mission seeking truth in the name of justice.
  • Grass Is Greener: It lit up jazz and hip-hop — and ignited a war on drugs steeped in racial injustice. Experts explore America’s complicated relationship with weed. 

 

 

Further Education 

  • Juneteenth: Background on the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. This is not just a holiday for Black people! “None of us are free until all of us are free.”

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