Bjj goons episode 53: wake up / how to help

In this episode, Tim expresses his feelings on the recent events and the pain felt by the jiu-jitsu community.

The most common questions and fears about speaking against racism for the first time are:

  1. “I’m afraid that I don’t know enough.”
  2. “I’m afraid to say the wrong thing.”
  3. “I don’t know what steps to take or how to take action.”

It is important for people to take the time not just to donate but to educate themselves and others in the community.

Two helpful resources we found are listed below:

A Detailed List of Anti-Racism Resources

This is a detailed list of articles, books, movies (for kids and adults), speakers to follow, and podcasts to listen to that help provide a deeper understanding of systemic racism and implicit bias.

115 Ways to Donate

This article details a lot of different ways you can donate that you probably never even thought about. There are over 10 different types of donations that you can make some based on the immediate needs of protestors and others supporting long term change in the community through supporting arts, recreation, and cultural programs.

Victim’s Funds

Offical George Floyd Memorial

I Run With Maud

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