Content Warning: lynchings, slavery, violence
white supremacist capitalist patriarchy (bell hooks)
more comprehensive than just discussing “racism” because it allows for an intersectional analysis of “interlocking systems” that “function simultaneously”
We extend our love and support to those in our communities who have experienced violence due to the racialization of COVID-19. Additionally, we believe it is imperative that we support all of those in our community impacted by the spread of COVID-19 which is heightened by the lack of access to governmental and local support systems.
We ask that we work in solidarity to deter the spread of this virus. While the government is unable to produce and make widely accessible a COVID-19 vaccine, the next best option to prevent the spread is SOCIAL DISTANCING. Please, for the sake of our communities, the immuno-compromised, the elderly, and those who you care for, STAY AT HOME. Now is not the time to congregate in bars, parties, etc, as it sometimes takes weeks to know if you have the virus. While you may be healthy, you may unknowingly spread the virus to those who are unable to fight it off.
We are also aware that many families may be impacted by the sudden unavailability of food due to wide-spread panic buying and school closures making meals inaccessible to many throughout the state. We are compiling a document of community resources for those 18 and younger who will be provided with free meals during this time. The link to this document is available HERE, and we encourage members of our community to add information as it becomes available.
It is up to us to find solace in times of panic and urge you to take this time to stay home with your loved ones. We must be accountable for the well-being of our communities, because this affects all of us. Remember, WE are all in this together.
TLDR: Please stay home. Stop going out. Practice social distancing bc that’s the only way to stop the spread of COVID-19. We have a document for kids to access free food (see link). We can get through this, together.