In the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd, people are speaking out against systemic racism and the killing of Black Americans by law enforcement officers. Unprecedented numbers of people—of all demographics—are participating in peaceful marches and demonstrations in support of Black Lives Matter across the country. There are many more who want to get involved, but demonstrations are not an option. And they’re unsure what to do.
Fieldnotes on Allyship: Achieving Equality Together is an informal and informative guide to becoming an effective ally and covers four areas: 1) how we as a nation got here, 2) identifying the forces that maintain systemic racism, 3) preparing to be an ally, and 4) serving as an ally.
Fieldnotes on Allyship is rooted in research scientists’ practice of taking notes on phenomenon they study while out in the field. These fieldnotes are then used as evidence to aid understanding. Ours isn’t an academic or theoretical book. This collection of real-world observations informs people:
- that embracing a more equitable worldview is possible, and
- shows them how to support the movement.
Fieldnotes on Allyship is an anthology by eighteen authors from the United States and around the world. They include anti-racism activists, authors, anthropologists, artists, a Masters Athlete, college professors, retired Navy, a lawyer, mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, sisters, and brothers, all of various ethnicities. Fieldnotes on Allyship is the first collaborative effort of your friends at OHF. The writers include:
- Consuelo G. Flores
- Michael Greiner
- Christienne Leigh Hinz
- Marley K.
- Sherry Kappel
- Joel Leon.
- stephen matlock
- Kim McCaul
- John Metta
- Lecia Michelle
- Aisha Paz
- Clay Rivers
- Glenn Rocess
- William Spivey
- Estacious (Charles White)
- Jesse Wilson
- Sylvia Wohlfarth
- and an Introduction by Tim Wise
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Fieldnotes on Allyship: Achieving Equality Together is available in print at Amazon for $14.99. The digital versions for Kindle-ereaders and iPad/iPhone and Nook devices can be found at ourhumanfamily.org for $7.99; that’s 20% less than anywhere else on the internet. We hope you enjoy this labor of love for humanity as much as we had producing it.
About Our Human Family
Our Human Family, Inc. (OHF) is an organization that celebrates the inherent value of all human beings by fostering conversation on achieving equality. Originating as a Medium publication, OHF was designated in 2020 as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that creates educational materials, discussion groups, and lectures for distressed individuals and the community. OHF publishes an annual limited-edition magazine that can be found at ourhumanfamily.org and can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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