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Protesting Injustice: A social justice quarantine kit

Updated: Apr 20, 2021

The world is on fire.

Words are insufficient.

Through intermittent tears and no small amount of heartbreak at the seeming futility of hope and the absolute certainty of the necessity for work and action to make change, here are three essays, three books, three tv shows, three movies, three twitter follows, three recipes, three unsolicited opinions.


  1. James Baldwin, Esquire, 1968 | "It's a very serious question in my mind whether or not the people of this country, the bulk of population of this country, have enough sense of what is really happening to their black co-citizens to understand why they're in the streets."

  2. Roxanne Gay, Remember, No One Is Coming to Save Us | "The disparities that normally fracture our culture are becoming even more pronounced as we decide, collectively, what we choose to save — what deserves to be saved."

  3. Karen Attiah, How Western media would cover Minneapolis if it happened in another country | "If we talked about what is happening in Minneapolis the same way we talk about events in a foreign country, here’s how the Western media would cover it."


  1. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas | Read this review of one of the great YA novels of all time.

  2. Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde | Check out this piece, "Reading Audre Lorde's Sister Outsider after Charlottesville."

  3. Social Justice Books: Women's History Month Book-A-Day List

TV Shows | Much like back in April, this is a four-part documentary that we're counting as all parts of this category. It is the social justice piece you need to watch after you finish figuring out the role you plan to play in changing systemic injustice.

  1. Ava DuVernay, When They See Us


  1. 13th | Ava DuVernay

  2. Do The Right Thing | Spike Lee

  3. The Half of It | Alice Wu

Twitter follows

  1. Tressie McMillan Cottom

  2. Karen Attiah

  3. Ava DuVernay

Recipes | This week, your recipes are calls for social justice and empathy from cooks and chefs in earlier WWAN quarantine kits.


  1. We have no choice but to reimagine everything.

  2. We have no choice but to reimagine everything.

  3. We have no choice but to reimagine everything.

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