better understanding BLM & how you can help with Erika Pogorzelska


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What really is BLM? How can you educate yourself? What is the correct information? How do we find the correct information? How can we be better allies? I have been asking myself these questions for months, and I know I'm not alone. I was lucky to sit down with Erika Pogorzelska, a musician, educator, and phenomenal woman. She tells her story and, ever-so-elegantly answers these questions and more. Below are some resources she's compiled for you. This episode will clear up any misconceptions and motivate you to get involved.

Erika's list of resources:

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Monique W. Morris

We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom by Bettina L. Love

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson

A Black Women’s History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry & Kali Nicole Gross

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