WFP Newsletter June 1

#GeorgeFloyd #WeCantBreathe #BlackLivesMatter

I am sure you have seen these hashtags a lot this week. At Women for Progress, we support the Black Lives Matter movement, and we take a stand against all racial injustices. George Floyd was murdered this week and became another victim of police brutality.

The Minnesota Freedom Fund is collecting donations to bail out protestors speaking out for George Floyd and other victims of police brutality. To support the Minnesota Freedom Fund, or to learn more about them, click here.

75 Things White People Can Do To Fight Racism

Anti-racism work needs to be a top priority for EVERYONE in the United States. There is no freedom until we are all equal. To learn more about race relations in America today, click here to access an excellent resource for everyone. (Must be signed in to your Google Account to access the document).

It only takes 5 minutes to fill out your 2020 Census and be counted! Why? Because YOU need to be counted, as the numbers collected in 2020 guide policymakers, lawmakers, non-profit organizations, public safety and EMT’s, social services, municipalities, school districts, commuter entities, transportation authorities and infrastructure entities, and the major legislative district decisions on the NJ Apportionment Commission. All responses help guide and plan efficiently, for your community in the decade ahead.

You won’t have an opportunity to be counted again for another 10 years! So Just Do It! Click here to fill it out!

Join the National Coalition of 100 Black Women – Southern NJ Chapter for an Implicit Bias Training

The training, open to all, will be conducted by Dr. Joia Crear-Perry, Founder and President of the National Birth Equity Collaborative. This event is in partnership with Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central, and Southern NJ.

Register for NCBW-SNJ Implicit Bias Training!

When: June 1, 2020 7:00 PM Eastern Time

Register for the Zoom Meeting by clicking here.

Wear Orange Weekend – June 5-7

Everytown volunteers will host virtual Wear Orange Weekend events across the United States. Find one happening with folks in your community. RSVP now by clicking here.

COVID-19 Impact of Stimulation, Income Mobility, and Taxes Webinar

When: June 11, Thursday 7:30PM. This event is sponsored by WFP partner, Network for Responsible Public Policy. RSVP by clicking here.

Featuring renowned Columbia University Professor Eric Schoenberg, a timely presentation about the current US economy, Q&A and interview with Peter Coy.

Another Week, More News!

Hello Women for Progress readers! Although COVID-19 is still prominent, we are still fighting for justice. As always, if you have any questions or would like to contact me, please email me at:
Alyssa Strobel

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