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Episode 143: Black Lives Matter

Released Monday, 8th June 2020
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We’re not bringing you an episode about pencils this week, but instead a short message, and some resources for how you can work toward ending systemic racism in your community.
Black lives matter. Period.
If you’re in the United States, please consider a sustained donation to The Bail Project and other organizations working to bring judicial reform to our government.
Being non-racist is not enough: we need to learn how to be anti-racist. Author Ibram X. Kendi has an Anti-racist reading list for us as we begin and progress through our journey.
And when you do pick up these books, be sure you do it from a Black-owned bookstore nearest to your community. LitHub has a great list.
After the media event around the protests against police brutality inevitably ends, white people need to find ways to sustain our support. Tatiana Mac is a software engineer, a writer, and an activist, and has a great Twitter thread with practical ways to avoi….
Last week, one of our Facebook group members crowd-sourced a list of Black-owned stationery companies or shops that we could support. Here’s what we came up with:
Loyalty Bookstore in Silver Springs, MD
Frugal Bookstore in Roxbury, MA
Page Eleven Paper Goods
Keynote Stationery
Effie’s Paper
Cloth & Paper
Drama Mama Bookshop
The Quiet Life Los Angeles
Semicolon Bookstore
Odin Leather Goods
The Desiderata Pen Company
Methodical Stationery UK
Paper Penguin Co
We’re sure there are lots more. If you have a Black-owned stationery company or shop, feel free to link them in the comments, and we’ll be sure to add to this list.


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