Support for Renaming Schools

Hi Friends!
Sorry for the delay this week! I was away on a much needed vacation. I hope you’re all finding a balance this summer between self-care and continuing the work.
If you’re in Fairfax County, the NAACP chapter there is asking for support to rename Lee High School. Please reach out to your school board member.
Resources for you:
- So, I don’t know if you’re aware, but there exist black newspapers. Unfortunately, many of them are going the way of printed news sources along with the rest. Race/Related shared a story recently about the Chicago Defender, which recently printed its last paper copy.
- There’s also a follow-up to last week’s New York Times busing coverage.
SURJ for its 10-year anniversary is putting together a Connecting the Dots Series and the presentations are recorded.
- A group member shared this wonderful perspective on race in N.C.Wyeth’s paintings, which is put beautifully into historical context and ideas of whiteness.
- Another group member shared a great piece about a senior prank/hate crime and the resulting consequences — great source of discussion.
Events coming up:
- Tuesday, August 6 is the Night Out for Safety and Liberation (NOSL) in DC
SURJ NoVa is hosting a De-Escalator Training on July 28
White Awake is hosting an online training called Building Local Community on August 18 and September 1
Keep striving.
Listen. Amplify. Follow.

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