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Black Lives Matter

May 30, 2020

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Adapted from a series of social media posts made between May 30, 2020 and June 21, 2020 in response to the Black Lives Matter movement.

JUNE 1, 2020 – 11:55 A.M. PDT

We stand in solidarity with our Black colleagues, partners, storytellers, visitors, and the entire Black community.

We stand against the ongoing inequity and systematic acts of violence against Black people and Black communities.

We see you.

We hear you.

We stand against racism.

#BlackLivesMatter

#MuseumsAreNotNeutral

San Diego Museum of Man

Learn More and Take Action:

  • JUNE 21, 2020 - "Youth Protesters Marching for Racial Justice" by San Diego Union-Tribune

    “As protests against racial injustice and police brutality continue across the nation, a new generation of organizers is emerging. Meet the local youth who are leading peaceful yet impactful protests for a more equitable San Diego."

    Get to know the youth protesters marching for racial justice across San Diego
  • JUNE 13, 2020 - "Race & Redlining" by NPR's Code Switch

    "In this episode of NPR's Code Switch, host Gene Demby explains how policies that created housing disparities came to be, and what effect they've had on schools, health, family wealth and policing."

    NPR’s Code Switch: Housing Segregation in Everything
  • JUNE 10, 2020 - "Talking About Race" by NMAAHC

    "'Talking About Race,' an online portal recently launched by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, is designed to help individuals, families, and communities talk about racism, racial identity, and the way these forces shape every aspect of society.

    Talking About Race’ by the National Museum of African American
  • JUNE 9, 2020 - "Becoming an Anti-Racist Jewish Community" by JFSSD

    “Join CEO Micah Parzen and Jewish Family Service San Diego for a community conversation on taking meaningful anti-racist action. Tune in to learn about implicit bias, how to recognize covert racism and microaggressions, and what it takes to become an ally."

    ‘Becoming an Anti-Racist Jewish Community’ by Jewish Family Service San Diego
  • JUNE 3, 2020 - Ending Chokehold Use in San Diego County

    What can you do to help bring change? Join Supervisor Nathan Fletcher’s call to end carotid restraint and chokehold use by the Sheriff’s department:

    Sign the Petition
  • JUNE 2, 2020 - "Flatten the Curve of Inequality" by ACLU-SDIC

    “Join the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties for the start of their new five-part webinar series, ‘Flatten the Curve of Inequality.’ In part one, ‘Advancing Racial Justice & Equity During COVID-19,’ elected leaders and community advocates will discuss how this global pandemic has exposed deep-rooted racial and health inequities in our society. The informative discussion will cover local efforts to ensure equity is being centered in our county’s response to COVID-19, and how you can get involved. Tune in at 6:00 pm every Thursday, June 4 through July 2, for new webinars."
  • JUNE 2, 2020 - Blackout Tuesday
"Blackout Tuesday" for the San Diego Museum of Man does not mean silence. Yesterday, our statement included bell hook's quote, "All our silences in the face of racist assault are acts of complicity." We stand by that quote and believe, as an organization founded in the colonial enterprise, it is our duty to use our platform to fight systemic racism. If you are taking part, please use this moment to ensure you are an active part of the change. #MuseumsAreNotNeutral
  • JUNE 1, 2020 - #BlackLivesMatter
We stand in solidarity with our Black colleagues, partners, storytellers, visitors, and the entire Black community. We stand against the ongoing inequity and systematic acts of violence against Black people and Black communities. We see you. We hear you. We stand against racism. #BlackLivesMatter #MuseumsAreNotNeutral San Diego Museum of Man "All our silences in the face of racist assault are acts of complicity." - bell hooks
  • MAY 31, 2020 - The Purpose of Anthropology

    "The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences." – Ruth Benedict, American Anthropologist
  • MAY 30, 2020 - "Race: Are We So DIfferent?" Reading List

    “It’s important to understand that the injustices and consequential protests occurring in Minnesota right now are not merely a reflection of a singular incident or individual, but a product of unjust systems centuries in the making. There are many resources available to help you better understand the pervasive nature of structural racism, but let’s start with some weekend reading suggestions:

    View the full reading list