I have a lot of feelings about this election and its aftermath. I’m trying to sort through those, and this platform will probably be part of that. I’m working to check my privilege at every opportunity. I’m trying to have hope. I’m working to take actionable steps, because I don’t do enough of that. I’m working hard on widening my activism beyond the issues that I’m personally passionate about. I’m trying to engage in difficult conversations and to be a steadfast ally.
My responsibility as a teacher is more important than ever, and I am trying to do everything I can to encourage and make space for conversation, learning, and community building with the young people I interact with every day. I’m working to keep my classroom a safe space. I want my students to know that they are valued and protected.
In case you haven’t seen these or you don’t know where to start, here are some things that I have found helpful, informative, and actionable in the last few days.
- Awesome organizations to donate to.
- What to do before January.
- What to wear to show your support for marginalized communities, and that you are an ally.
- How to protect your privacy on the internets.
- How to interact with law enforcement.