Here are a few things you can do to help in this moment.
1. Support Frontline Communities.
While we are all on the frontlines in the fight against hate and white supremacy, there is a need for direct support to communities like Charlottesville who are under attack. Many people who were in Charlottesville are injured, traumatized and/or facing legal and other costs, many without health insurance. And we know there will be more. Let’s take care of each other. Please support by donating to these legal and medical funds:
Here’s a thread that lists individual funds for victims of the terrorist attack: https://twitter.com/solidcville/status/896816208175140864
Here’s a general fund that will be distributed as needed according to the rules of the fund:
2. Shape the Narrative.
We need to fight hard against hate. Part of that fight will happen in person, on the ground. Part of it will be much more subtle - the narrative of this moment and how we talk about what is happening is no less important than what is happening on the ground. We have a lot of work to do here, and #LoveArmy will continue to share videos and thought pieces that we think get to the heart of the matter.
3. Organize Space for Healing.
There is a lot of hurt in this country and has been for a long time. Here are some resources for pulling your community together to process the trauma, fear, and overwhelm that we’re all feeling.
For those that want to offer care remotely in the aftermath of Charlottesville to activists and community members impacted by the brutality, please fill this out.
Host or attend a dinner with the #LoveArmy and the People’s Supper. These meals aim to repair the breach in our interpersonal relationships in the most nourishing way we know - over supper!
4. Learn How to Intervene in the Face of Hate.
Every week this summer, the #LoveArmy has been hosting Teach-ins. Next week - August 24 - the focus of our teach-in will be on bystander intervention. Please join us for Standing Up to Hate: How to be a Good Bystander to learn what you can do to intervene in the face of hate.