As people with platforms, especially here in the U.S., we have a chance to share more than thoughts and prayers.
11/18/23 Update: Editing this post to be a hub for a few things I’ve been sharing:
- Here’s the piece I wrote for Racket, “For Artists and Musicians Who Want to Speak Out About Palestine But Aren’t Sure How”
- Part of that piece is affirming that it’s less about sharing our own hot-takes and opinions, and more about lifting up the calls-to-action of organizations. For example, here is the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights’ “call your reps” tool, and here is Jewish Voice for Peace’s “take action” page. Both are good starting points.
- Still regularly sharing must-read resources and writing about Palestine as part of my “recommended reading” list here.
- Here is the MN Artists 4 Ceasefire website, with over 2,000 names, a form to sign it yourself if you’re a MN artist, and a very useful, MN-focused, action toolkit. Here’s a short video of me talking about why I chose to sign on: