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    Being A Human

    By Willow Logue

    This past week many of us have been alerted to our own blind spots, shortcomings, and lack of knowledge.

    During my own internal audit, I have come to realize I can do more. More listening to others, more reading, more education, more donating, more discussing…more.

    Here is a small round-up of what I have found helpful thus far with the acknowledgment that there are a lot of places to get information, to donate and to learn. If you have found some positive ways to make changes or be supportive, let me know in the comments below.

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    This article by Lori Lakin Hutcherson originally published July 14, 2016  on goodblacknews.org  is an excellent introduction to the differences in experience when growing up white or as a person of color.

    I am looking forward to the new book clubs offered by Christ Episcopal Church.

    Give more:  

    With Florida entering phase 2 of opening, consider eating out at Black-owned restaurants.  Locally check out this list and/or download the new Eat Okra app for restaurants in other cities.

    Join Bakers Against Racism, a worldwide virtual bake sale raising money for social justice causes.

    Learn more:

    Visit the sites on Jacksonville’s Heritage Trail. Here are 10 reasons to visit the self-guided African-American historical trail from Visit Jacksonville.

    For an ongoing list where all the big corporations are donating, this list by NBC News is being updated weekly. Publix is donating $1 Million to the National Urban League Affiliates. Read more from the CEO in this letter.

    Jacksonville announced a small business relief program and details about how to qualify.

    If you are interested in joining a protest, @beachesforchange is meeting at Seawalk Pavillion Thursday, June 11 at 6pm.

    I’ll end with these inspirational quotes.

    Start where you are. Use what You have. Do what you can.  Arthur Ashe

    I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better. Maya Angelou

    Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

     

     

     

     

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