It is incumbent upon each of us to educate ourselves, our families, our friends, and our communities to become allies. Our “Resources” tab provides links to materials to assist such efforts. Resources are regularly updated, so check back frequently.
Wondering or have questions about Juneteenth? Ridgefield Allies posted a short, informative slide show each day this week (June 15-19, 2020) as quick guides to get you started in learning about this holiday tradition. We’ve embedded all 5 slide shows on this page, making it easy for you to begin learning.
Series One ~ “White Fragility” by Robin DeAngelo
You may purchase “White Fragility” for curbside pickup at Books on the Common at 404 Main St, Ridgefield, by emailing or by calling (203) 431-9100. Read the book summary or purchase online at Books on the Common’s online store.
Ridgefield Allies is holding a contest to create an artistic representation (aka: “a logo”) to promote the organization’s mission of awareness and anti-racism. The logo should encompass the group’s mission and goals (please see our website About page). We encourage submissions from anyone who wishes to participate! The logo will be used on the Ridgefield Allies website, materials, as well as promotional items.
A quick roundup of things to say to Saltine Americans clutching their pearls over rioting and looting:
Author’s Note: I’m writing this in hopes that it can be used to lighten the load of marginalized folks, keeping in mind that not all marginalized people want to engage in the ally conversation, and that is perfect as well. For those who do, my prayer is that when someone asks you the question, “how can I be a stronger ally?” you might choose to save your breath/energy and send this in its place.