Cops murdered a black girl in Toronto this week too but Canadians are too up their own asses about how we’re “Not the racist ones! That’s only America! We’re the nice ones :)” to acknowledge it or do anything about it
Cops in Canada are just as racist and evil please Canada wake the fuck up
Her name was Regis Korchinski-Paquet, she was a 29 year old Afro-Indigenous woman. She was pushed off of her own balcony by the Toronto police and fell to her death. They are reporting it as a suicide.
Say her name. Do not let them cover this up.
Hey white librarians? Now is when we dig our heels in and speak loudly. Neutrality does not become us.
Black lives matter.
In addition to the great general resources, To Do lists, and donation suggestions, I highly recommend Disrupting Whiteness in Libraries: A Reading List from Karla Strand @gwslibrarian for profession-specific resources.
Also, at my institution, I’m using this scaffolded anti-racist resources document to work on a libguide in coordination with our diversity & inclusion committee activities.
Adding a few more links from my own institution’s wiki page of EDI resources (mostly additional articles from the many excellent blogs and open access journals cited in the Disrupting Whiteness in Libraries reading list):
- Bourg, Chris. “Never Neutral: Libraries, Technology, and Inclusion.” Feral Librarian, 2015.
- de jesus, nina. “Locating the Library in Institutional Oppression.” In the Library With the Lead Pipe, 2014.
- Ettarh, Fobazi. “Vocational Awe and Librarianship: The Lies We Tell Ourselves.” In the Library With the Lead Pipe, 2018.
- Galvan, Angela. “Soliciting Performance, Hiding Bias: Whiteness and Librarianship.” In the Library With the Lead Pipe, 2015.
- Schmidt, Jane. “White Fragility and Privilege in Librarianship.” Canadian Journal of Academic Librarianship 4, 2019.
- VanScoy, Amy, and Kawanna Bright. “Including the Voices of Librarians of Color in Reference and Information Services Research.” References & User Services Quarterly 57:2, 2017.
- Vinopal, Jennifer. “The Quest for Diversity in Library Staffing: From Awareness to Action.” In the Library With the Lead Pipe, 2015.
- Williams, James, III, and Jolanda-Pieta van Arnheim. “But Then You Have to Make It Happen.” Code4Lib Journal 28, 2015.
- Ford, Anne. “Underrepresented, Underemployed.” American Libraries Magazine, 2018.
- Heidemann, Anne. “Dismantling Systemic Injustice: What Small Libraries Can Do.” Annearchy, 2019.
we out here arguing about twilight again? has society regressed to the point of defending twilight once more?
cant believe people still like twilight princess. i thought we all agreed years ago that it’s way too edgy and linear and has no replay value
The Wayback Machine also has a browser extension to immediately archive the page you’re on with just one button, and will automatically search for an archived version of a page you’re trying to see if a link doesn’t work.
FRIENDLY NEIGHBOURHOOD PUNK ASS ARCHIVIST HERE WITH A MESSAGE
if you cannot protest or donate, and you’ve been retweeting and reblogging your ass off, here’s another thing you can do from home to help out later on down the line.
we are dealing with a fascist police state. fascists love nothing more than controlling the media and taking away primary sources of their evildoing, so lets take some steps toward taking that power away from them.
the wayback machine is a tool from the internet archive, a nonprofit website that seeks to capture websites as they change over time. the wayback machine is free to use and will be able to help protect all of the first-person accounts of the crimes being committed by the state during these protests for human rights.
this is what the homescreen of the wayback machine looks like:
that blue circle is where you put a permalink to a tweet you want to add to the wayback machine
that red circle is how you find the permalink to a tweet. click “copy link to tweet” and put it in the blue circle above, and there you have it! save what you see. don’t let anyone take away all of the documentation of these crimes the state has committed and declare it fake news.
fuck the cops. fuck orange mussolini. fuck racists, and fuck fascist government regimes.
dont forget: there’s nothing more punk than voting, libraries, and loving each other.
Today, Breonna Taylor would have turned 27. In honor of her, please consider donating to the gofundme her family has set up, and help those in her community who are fighting for her by donating to Louisville Community Bail Fund . Also, please sign petitions: including the petition set up by the Action PAC (it is aiming for 1 million signatures), the petition that’s been going around social media (it is aiming for 4.5 million signatures), the MoveOn petition (it is aiming for 600,000 signatures), and the ColorofChange petition (it has reached it’s goal of 750,000 signatures, but you can still sign). All of these petitions urge the Kentucky government to hire a special prosecutor to investigate the three police officers responsible for her death, to investigate the Louisville police department, to ensure the LMPD pays her family, and to get Congress to discuss the constitutionality of no-knock warrants. Additionally, visit the website set up by the political committee her family contacted, where you can make calls to key officials.
I got this from a Google Doc but I think it’s hard to access because of how many people who has requested it but here is the tweet with the links to every petition you need to sign (not just ones concerning Breonna) and other place to donate. There are templates provided on that document to help you write an email or make a call to certain officials. I provided links to their emails/websites, in case that’s easier to make use of than making phone calls.
- Louisville Metro PD : (502) 574-7111
- Louisville Mayor Office: (502) 574-2003
- Governor Beshear’s Office: (502) 564 2611
- District Attorney Tom Wine: (502) 595 2300
- Attorney General Daniel Cameron: (502) 696-5300
- Senator Rand Paul: (202) 224-4343 / (270) 782 8303
- Representative John Yarmuth: (202) 225 5401
- Kentucky Senators General Hotline: 1-800-372-7181
Also consider looking at these:
With the FBI opening the case again, let’s ensure that the 3 officers involved in the murder face jail time, and that the demands in these petitions are met.