Hundreds of you ordered a box of our Black Lives issue to share in your communities, and even more joined YES! Presents for a virtual panel discussion with Zenobia Jeffries Warfield, Angela Bronner Helm, Michael Harriot, and Jamon Jordan. The impact was far-reaching:
When they say that one man’s trash is another’s treasure, believe it! Today during a walk with my children, I stumbled upon a community library and found the Fall 2020 issue of YES! Upon returning home and settling in, I began to scan the issue. I want to express my gratitude for the stories written in your most recent issue. From the beautiful cover art to the engaging pieces featured in the issue, I was quite simply in awe.
Not to be long-winded but the article on “Microaggressions? How to Do Microinterventions” added such perspective and guidance to something that I have dealt with for over 20 years as one of the only Black male English educators in the suburban high school where I am employed. Furthermore, the article, “Notes on the Inequality of Grief” gave such compassion and succinctness to the immense and constant grieving that BIPOC face when our own are murdered in the streets. I could go on and on about what this issue afforded. However, I just want to say thank you.
South Orange, New Jersey
My biggest takeaway is that I still have a lot to learn, and I’m inspired to keep learning more on these topics. I really enjoyed hearing Michael Harriot speak at length on the topic of White theft as a basis for reparations. All panelists were knowledgeable, passionate, and compelling speakers. As for a future impact, the information and ideas discussed, as well as that printed in the current issue, have led me to new understanding and studies. Who knows where that will lead me, but I feel better equipped to step forward with such information.
Denver D. Robinson
As a White person, I need to keep educating myself about how to be an effective ally. I’m sorry to say that I’ve been a passive participant in racism. This panel motivated me to continue to dig into how to do better, and I trust YES! to give me positive tools for change.
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