We are all taking a breath right now, and that is a good thing! Over the last few months we have all given so much of our time and energy to promoting democracy and justice in our communities. And so, as we approach the end of the year we encourage you to stay informed...stay the course...stay home...and renew.
Covid-19 and the impact of the pandemic continue to be top of mind for many of us. As you are reading this, a strategy for distributing the vaccine across the country is developing. North Carolina, and the Triangle specifically, will be receiving and administering doses of the vaccine <[link removed]> soon. While we await the vaccine, we must remember that many members of our community are in danger of being evicted from their homes. If you or someone you know needs help fighting evictions contact (704) 284-7154.
Gov. Cooper’s stay-at-home orders start today, asking everyone to stay in their homes after 10pm, and to continue wearing a mask and social distancing. While you prepare for some time at home, and hopefully some rest, we want to encourage you to enjoy some great books. Our staff has some recommendations:
Caste - Isabelle Wilkerson
Battling Over Birth: Black Women and the Maternal Health Care Crisis - Julia Chinyere Oparah
The Purpose of Power - Alicia Garza
So You Want To Talk About Race? - Ijeoma Oluo
Be well. Thank you for supporting our work and have a great weekend.