SPEAK UP

as an organized group

 

How can I organize with others to
contribute to the rooting out of systemic racism

in our community?

 

RESEARCH

 

What is the history of the following in our community?
What is the current state of the following in our community?

Overpolicing and
police brutality

Racial disparities in

incarceration

Felony
disenfranchisement

Redlining and racial

disparity in housing

Labor market discrimination
and segregation

Racial bias and

disparities in healthcare

Income and wealth

inequality

Distribution of

education funding and the school to prison pipeline

Food insecurity

Who are the local activists and leaders working on this?

What are they working for? What are their asks?

Who are our local representatives?


What are their

legislative proposals to root out systemic racism?

Questions above are not meant to be exhaustive.


Conduct as much research as you feel is necessary

to get an idea of the situation in your community.

MESSAGE

Answer the following as a group:

 

US ON US

What do we say
about ourselves?

 

Why do we contribute to
the rooting out of systemic racism
?

THEM ON US

What do those who oppose us
say about us?

 

What criticisms exist of

rooting out systemic racism?

THEM ON THEM

What do those who oppose us

say about themselves?

 

What are they fighting for?

US ON THEM

What do we say about

those who oppose us?

 

What do we think they're fighting for?

Define your message regarding systemic racism,
and stick to it throughout any and all actions you design.

 

ACTION

For every action

the group would like to organize

to contribute to the rooting out of systemic racism,

answer the following:

 

What is the action?

Who will take this action? How will we encourage participation?

What is the goal of this action?

Who is the target of this action?

Where will this action take place? What space will we use for this action?

When will this action take place? Is it one-time, recurring, or ongoing?

Why are we taking this action? How does it fit the overall needs of our community?

How will we take this action? What resources do we need to implement this action?

What are some anticipated responses or criticisms to this action?

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THE QUESTIONS ABOVE?

DID YOU ORGANIZE AN ACTION
IN YOUR COMMUNITY?

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