I’ve spent the past week pretty quiet on social media, primarily bookmarking and sharing content from others. The speed of Twitter gives you a lot in a single five minute “visit” and then it’s quickly gone. So, I’ve compiled a lot of the resources that have been shared. They are NOT only for students, but also residents and attendings. I’m putting it up on this website because it gets more traffic than FMresident.com does. All resources gathered from Twitter and links are to there in most cases, but there are some direct website links as well. TL;DR if you don’t have a Twitter account get one and bookmark these. – Pixie
- ActBlue – Splits donations between 13 racial justice organizations, or pick and choose how much to give to each. Awesome! DONATE NOW.
- Resilient Coders “non-profit bootcamp that brings black and brown people into the tech industry. We pay them to learn how to code.”
- How Community Bail Funds Work – and who you can donate to, so protestors can be bailed out.
2. Buy from Black-Owned Businesses
Don’t buy BLM stuff off Amazon, please.
3. Reading / History / Learning
- Justice in June – a reading list based on your time per day to learn and become an ally. In 10 to 45 minute increments.
- Racist Practices You Can Stop Doing, today!
- Racism in Medicine: Shifting the Power
- Changing How Race Is Portrayed in Medical Education Recommendations From Medical Students
- Systemic Racism and White Supremacy in Medical Education
- Learn how white supremacists disguise and encode their hate online and in public
- Nocturnists future Black Voices in Healthcare
- Brown Skin Matters (on Twitter, but they’re also on Instagram)
- How to respond to “but black on black crime!”
- Equality, Equity and Justice explained simply
- Why “I don’t see color” is a problem
- #MedEd is riddled with inherent, systemic racism. And we all know it.
- MedTwitter Book Club compiled a list of Books about Race/ism and Medicine
- TPKWY has a long thread of further reading, with crowd suggestions, too.
- Crowd-sourced list of reading that “should be required reading for healthcare providers“
- Being Black as a Public Health Epidemic
- 75+ White People can do for Racial Justice (part of the Justice in June above)
- American History Lesson Thread – not what you got taught in elementary school. Yes, it’s hard to read. AND you should learn it.
4. Action from Home
- Not everyone is made for the protesting frontline – read what else you can do!
- 10 steps to non-optical allyship
- Discussing racism with your kids, with books!
- DONATE via the links above
5. Guides for Protesting
- The Basics and HongKong protester shopping list.
- Opthamologist’s Guide to Basic Eye Care while Protesting
- 3 spoons baking soda + water to treat eyes.
- Risk Reduction While Protesting in a Pandemic
- Get a burner phone, airplane mode is not safe
- COVID-19 Risks in Protesting and Mitigating/Exacerbating factors
6. Becoming a Street Medic
Please be advised it may be MORE dangerous to act as a medic at a protest and you NEED training in crowd assessment/safety and your own gear to protect from severe injury (because recently Police Target Protest Medics). Please reach out to a protest group, attend a protest with them and then pursue street medic work if that is of interest to you. DO NOT just show up expecting to act as street medic on your own, regardless of level of training.
- @DoNoHarmUCSF has street medic resources on their website and on Twitter
- FrontlineMedics has info on their instagram for protesting and street medics
- Philly Street Med Guidelines
- A street medic guide from paper revolution
7. Twitter Folks to Follow
Wait, what? Yes, I think one way to broaden your education is to follow black folks on Twitter.