It is important that Trump did not win the popular vote. And it's important that key figures are upholding basic democratic processes, and that we collectively continue to show support and put pressure to ensure that we transition away from a president who would not disavow white supremacy.

But when fifty-seven percent of white voters voted for Donald Trump, we know the nation is again indebted to Black organizers, and that we have a long way to go and plenty of difficult conversations left to have in English and in Spanish. So let’s celebrate, find steady ground, and stay connected and engaged. 


Calls to Action

There are so many calls to action, we made a spreadsheet! Check out upcoming national trainings, as well as resources and toolkits.

Events

Note: See many more events on our Racial justice calendar

Showing Up for Racial Justice National Mass Meeting

November 12th, 7 p.m.

Listening Sessions: Use of Force Policy in the City of Urbana

November 12th, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

November 13th, 3 to 5 p.m.

Kingian Nonviolence Mini Training

November 14th 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Music for Healing and Sustenance: Songs For and By White Accomplices

November 14th, 7 p.m.

Please send any racial justice events to news@cusurj.org

Resources

Local Voices

  • Read: "The Difference Between the Two" by Jay Simpson 
  • Read: "Being Black in America" from Shanae Dowell, co-pastor at Danville’s 21st Century Christian Worship Church.
  • Read: WCIA coverage of our local Protect the Results/Count Every Vote rally 

Learn more

  • Watch: Stay engaged in the electoral process with this training from Election Defenders. 
  • Read: Black Lives Matter Global Network Statement About Biden-Harris Victory

Cultural Work:

  • Poetry: "Going somewhere or going nowhere" by Cleo Wade 
  • Art: Exhale by Balash Habal

Send art/poetry/music submissions to: info@cusurj.org

Image from Protect the Election Car Parade Facebook event page.