Bear Witness, Take Action is a 1h40min youtube program that I thought was amazing in any context and incredible given the timetable and pandemic.
It’s so chock full of good information but the one white guy that talks about racism like a cancer hit me on a personal level. As I’ve reached new levels of understanding, there are implications for every aspect of my life. Though the realizations have been humbling and painful, owning it has allowed me to connect with everyone in a new beautiful way. I wish that for everyone.
Now, here are the full notes from the YouTube description and a huge list of acton items. (It lays out better on YouTube.)
“Artists and activists assemble to learn, to heal, and to raise awareness for the Equal Justice Initiative. Donate here to make a change: https://eji.org/
Hosted by Keke Palmer and Common, roundtable discussions and musical performances featuring: Roxane Gay Patrisse Cullors Rashad Robinson Alicia Garza Ambers Closet Jouelzy Prince EA John Legend Brittany Howard Trey Songz Carmelo Anthony Sterling K. Brown Bryan Stevenson Jemele Hill Kimberlé Crenshaw Kimberly N. Foster Soledad O’Brien Baratunde Thurston Kimberly Jones Andrew Hawkins Roland S. Martin Chaz Smith Michael Skolnik Eddie Glaude and many more esteemed collaborators!
Watch more performances and discussions from our livestream here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… The effort to combat racial inequality will take continued work from all of us. Here are some ways to end police violence against Black Americans and promote a more equitable world for all people:
📚READ📚 Learn about policies and proposed changes through resources like these from The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and Center for Policing Equity. https://yt.be/NewEraOfPublicSafety https://yt.be/ReimaginingPublicSafety Learn about the history and struggle for Racial Justice through resources like the Equal Justice Initiative. https://yt.be/EJIRacialJustice Learn about actions you can take in your community now at Imagine Justice https://yt.be/ImagineJustice For those who seek to be better allies, learn more about anti-racism using resources like those available here: https://yt.be/RacialEquityTools
📺 WATCH 📺 Check out these YouTube Spotlight playlists for videos on these topics: https://yt.be/CreatorsSpeakOut https://yt.be/UnderstandingRacialJustice https://yt.be/VoicesFromThePast https://yt.be/TalkToKidsAboutRacialJu… https://yt.be/ContinuingtheConversation Check out these feature films and series that have been made available free to watch and rent on YouTube: https://yt.be/13th https://yt.be/JustMercy https://yt.be/Selma https://yt.be/TheHateYouGive https://yt.be/WyattCenac’sProblemAreas
🗣 SPEAK UP 🗣 Use your platform to call out racial injustice, and share the message of equality to educate those around you. Maybe your platform is the dinner table, Maybe it’s bedtime stories, Maybe it’s your YouTube Channel. Use it!
✅VOTE✅ Turn your voice into action with your vote. It matters. Learn more about how Google’s commitment to support the EJI: https://yt.be/googleblog *The views and opinions expressed in this program are those of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any YouTube/Google entity. 0:00 Sterling K Brown Intro 2:57 20 days of Unrest 5:33 Bryan Stevenson’s Expression 10:15 Rethinking Justice: Soledad O’Brien, Kimberle Crenshaw, Kimberly Foster, Rashad Robinson 17:15 Enough is Enough 19:50 One Truth, Three Perceptions: Soledad O’Brien,Ambers Closet, Alicia Garza, MN Fats 29:56 Performance: Trey Songz 33:24 To My Fellow Non Black People package 35:13 Responsibility of White Privilege: Roland Martin,Chaz Smith, Michael Skolnik, Eddie Glaude Jr 44:30 In Here, Out There 46:13 Indya Moore 48:22 Killing of the Black Body: Roland Martin, Bakari Sellers, Roxane Gay, Baratunde Thurston 55:02 Rest in Power 56:51 moment of silence 59:23 Bear Witness: Soledad O’ Brien, Joulzey, Patrisse Cullors, Prince Ea 1:08:28 Darnella Tribute 1:09:49 Performance-Brittany Howard 1:14:09 Spoken Word package 1:17:18 Tomorrow: Jamele Hill, Anthony Hawkins, Kimberly Jones, Baratunde Thurnston) 1:30:16 Pledges 1:32:10 Susan Wojcicki Pledge 1:33:54 Performance: John Legend”