ASAP recognizes that, to stand against poverty, we must stand against racism. We are committed to the worldwide effort to overcome racism everywhere: in policing and the penal system, in housing and credit, in education and employment, in health care and social security, in politics and the media, in our hearts and minds and everyday lives. Everywhere. Black Lives Matter.
In our world, poverty and racism are deeply intertwined and mutually reinforcing. Impoverization through racist law, policy and practice facilitates the violence, marginalization and discrimination that has brought us to this moment.
ASAP stands in solidarity with the global movement for Black lives taking place in the US, UK, South Africa, Syria and around the world. This moment requires action! Stand with us:
• Support the Movement for Black Lives call for economic justice and invest-divest (invest in community and divest from policing).
• Join and/or endorse Scholars for Black Lives – #S4BL
• Learn and share anti-racism resources:
An Anti-Racist Reading List by Ibram X. Kendi
Communities United Against Police Brutality
Mutual Aid and Restorative Justice
National Bail Out – #FreeBlackMamas
• Follow and amplify movement work on social media:
#BlackLivesMatter Global Network