SCADA WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
Sunday May 31st, 2020
Message from President
This week’s newsletter, “Asians for Black Lives” focuses on why Black lives matter.
In the past, they fought for equality, civil rights, and even supported our Asian community.
Now it’s our turn to do the same. We now have the privilege to stand with them.
Together, we stand united and strong. Let’s show our support and stay safe. #blacklivesmatter
How to be an ally as an Asian-American:
- Recognize your privileges
- Utilize your privileges to provide support for black/brown movements
- Support black owned businesses
- Call out your family and friends
- Recognize that our freedoms and rights happens due to movements made by African-Americans activists
The death of George Floyd, an unarmed African-American man, occurred in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020,
when Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer, knelt on Floyd’s neck for almost 9 minutes.
It was a very unfortunate situation that no one should ever go through.
Help support and donate to:
1.) George Floyd Memorial Fund organized by his brother
2.) Minnesota Freedom Fund
The death of Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed 25-year-old African-American man, was jogging in the
neighborhood near Brunswick in Glynn County, Georgia on February 23, 2020. Ahmaud then was
chased by armed white residents of a South Georgia neighborhood and he was fatally shot.
Please support and donate to:
I Run with Maud: Justice for Ahmaud Arbery Fundraiser
Breonna Taylor, an unarmed 26-year-old African-American woman, was an EMT and aspiring nurse in Louisville, Kentucky. On
March 13, 2020, the polices showed up at the wrong address for a person they had already arrested earlier that day. The polices
did not knock her door and they barged into her home in the middle of the night and shot Breonna eight times in her own home.
Please support and sign the petition:
Justice for Breonna Taylor
If you want to donate, please contact the organizer, Kenicia Walker.
The organizer has currently disabled new donations to this fundraiser.
National Bail Out Fund-Free Black Mamas
You can support them on Facebook as well.
The Conscious Kid
“The Conscious Kid is an educational, research, and policy organization dedicated to reducing bias and promoting
positive identity development in youth. We partner with organizations, children’s museums, schools, and families
across the country to promote access to children’s books centering underrepresented and oppressed groups.”
It’s never too late to talk about race with your children. This social media platform will help parents to educate their
children by using the resources provided by The Conscious Kid. You can follow @theconsciouskid on Instagram.
“COLORLINES is a daily news site where race matters, featuring award-winning in-depth reporting,
news analysis, opinion and curation. COLORLINES is published by Race Forward, a national
organization that advances racial justice through research, media and practice.”
You can follow @colorlines on Instagram.
Remembering Civil Rights Activist
1921 – 2014
A Japanese American, Yuri Kochiyama met Malcolm X at a protest in 1963. Their friendship
radicalized Yuri to stay committed to liberation causes in Black, Latinx, Native American,
Asian-American communities for decades after Malcolm X’s assassination.
List of Books to Read:
1.) So you want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo
2.) Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
3.) How to Be An Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
List of Films to Watch:
1.) The Hate U Give on Hulu
2.) Out on YouTube & Amazon Prime
3.) When They See us on Netflix
4.) 13th (documentary movie) on Netflix
5.) Just Mercy on Amazon Prime
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