Today I learned about the violent and racist origins of American policing from this episode of Throughline. If you are at all interested in history, give the Throughline podcast a listen. I’m consistently impressed with their level of research.

The now of June 2020

Hello, friends! Before I dig into the news of the past few months, I will start with some housekeeping. Going forward, I will post my content to cygnoir.net and syndicate it elsewhere. Some follow-up notes: Facebook and Instagram prevent people from easily syndicating their own content. You won’t see cygnoir.net posts there anymore. You willContinue reading “The now of June 2020”

📚 Read: So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This book should be required reading for all white Americans trying to educate ourselves about systemic racism. It is not an easy read, nor should it be.

There is so much we must do to dismantle white supremacy. But there are so many ways to help! If you’re thinking, “I need to educate myself first,” then have I got a resource for you! Your library card is one tool in this fight. Ask me how to use it!

Posted @withregram • @ijeomaoluo Repost from @dopequeenpheebs • Today #BreonnaTaylor would have turned 27 years old. She would have been celebrating with friends and loved ones and just being carefree and joyful like every black person has the right to be. Instead, on March 13th, she was shot EIGHT times and killed in her homeContinue reading

Today I will go into the library to do my work for the first time in months. This is a concrete step in the planning we are all doing to reimagine how we serve our community. I am excited! And a little nervous. I did not sleep well last night.

📚 Currently Reading: So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo Yesterday, as I obsessively watched the news, my hold on this library ebook was finally ready. It is a challenging and necessary read. I am learning so much.