Statement & Resources on Recent Mass Shootings

May 31, 2022 | Equity in the Center News, Woke @ Work

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In these last three weeks, with three mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, Orange County, California, and Uvalde, Texas, we’ve seen, yet again, how deeply white supremacy and violence are embedded in the fabric of this nation. We are heartbroken for the victims and their families. We are angry that “thoughts and prayers” are offered, but action to prevent gun violence, which disproportionately affects people of color, is not. We are tired of witnessing weapons of war being used to kill people where they shop, worship, and learn.

 

We are clear that EiC’s commitment to dismantling white supremacy and working toward race equity in society is more important than ever. So, we hold our collective trauma and resolve to focus more deeply on the action and healing that will contribute to the safer, more equitable America we envision.

 

Resources & Info:

Statement on the Massacre in Buffalo from Nicole Lee, Inclusive Life

Call to Action from Whitney Parnell, Service Never Sleep (SNS)

White Supremacy is America’s Love Language by Patrick Washington, Word In Black

Nonprofit and philanthropy: Stop with the BS and get serious about fighting white supremacy by Vu Le, Nonprofit AF

Buffalo Massacre: An Act of White Nationalist Political Violence by Political Research Associates

How You Can Help the Uvalde School Shooting Victims by Anti-Racism Daily

Giving Gap’s Curated List of Black-Led Organizations Working on Gun Violence

 

Direct Relief to Communities Affected by Recent Gun Violence:

Families of Buffalo victims

Victims of Orange County church shooting

Robb Elementary Relief Fund

 

Mental Health & Wellness Resources via our colleagues at ABFE:

There is a Balm: Getting Mental Wellness Resources that We need – When we need them

Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network

Multiple Resources List for Different Identities

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