One of many newsletters I learn every morning is the Anti-Racism Day by day. I’ve written about the e-newsletter earlier than, and I particularly like the best way wherein the writers body a difficulty after which provide actionable steps to turn into extra concerned or tackle issues regionally.
Immediately for Worldwide Ladies’s Day, Third Eye Books and Items, a Black owned bookstore in Portland, Oregon, has partnered with Ruth Ann Harnisch of The Harnisch Basis to supply free copies of White Ladies: Every little thing You Already Learn about Your Personal Racism and The best way to Do Higher, by Regina Jackson and Saira Rao.
The provide is for one copy per particular person, right now solely, 8 March 2023, and ends at 11:59pm tonight.
Saira Rao wrote right now’s ARD:
We named our firm Race2Dinner, and 4 years later, we’ve labored with a whole lot of white girls round america and Canada.
Right here’s what we frequently hear.
What can I do?
It’s all so sophisticated.
I really feel so overwhelmed.
I barely have time to cope with my job and youngsters, not to mention combat racism.
I’m burned out.
We hear these refrains from white girls at our dinners. You hear them too. On a regular basis. In actual life. On-line. In films. In books. The paradigmatic flustered, loopy busy white lady.
We’re right here to inform you that the overwhelm is on objective, manufactured by the trifecta of horrors: white supremacy, patriarchy and capitalism.
If you’re too confused, too overwhelmed, too drained to do something to fight oppression, guess what? The oppression stays and will get stronger by the minute….
It’s time to do one thing DIFFERENT, each in substance and method. Cease panicking about what you’ll be able to’t do. There’s a lot you are able to do – and you can begin right here.
You’ll be able to place your order (and join the Third Eye Books and Items e-newsletter – highest of fives for making it an opt-in vs an opt-out) at their web site right now solely.
The authors additionally invite you to “share the hyperlink with your mates, household, and colleagues, after which be part of the Race2Dinner E book Membership, the place you’ll be able to break it down collectively.”
To cite my former senator Cory Booker, “By no means let your incapability to do every thing undermine your willpower to do one thing.”
I’ve ordered one, and hope you’ll let me know within the feedback if you happen to’ve ordered one, too.