Athletics

June

Dear friends,

We’re scrapping our usual Miscellaneous programming this month. Instead, we’re presenting a special edition to mirror the unrest on America’s streets, as thousands put their bodies on the line to demand an end to police brutality and oppression in all of its ugly forms, from voter suppression to mass incarceration. In this month’s Miscellaneous — Athletics’ no-frills round-up of the cultural items that inspire our team each month — we offer some simple ways to stay educated, show support, and get involved.

Stay tuned for more editions of Miscellaneous in the coming months.
Interested in contributing? Send us an email.

Read (literature)

Collected Essays — James Baldwin (1998)
Wisdom from one of the most prophetic and unmistakable voices in American letters

A More Beautiful and Terrible History — Jeanne Theoharis (2018)
On the uses and misuses of civil rights history

Just Mercy — Bryan Stevenson (2015)
A story of justice and redemption from the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative

Watch (film)

13th (2016)
Documentary exploring race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States

Moonlight (2016)
Vivid portrait of modern African American life, dealing with family, identity, and love

Unforgivable Blackness (2005)
Documentary chronicling the extraordinary life of Jack Johnson, the first black world heavyweight boxing champion

Give (donate)

Fair Fight
Organization fighting back against voter suppression led by Stacy Abrams

NAACP Legal Defense Fund
America’s top legal firm fighting for racial justice

Equal Justice Initiative
Organization working to end mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and racial inequality in the United States

Act (support)

Write the mayor
Express your vision for a just and equitable 2021 budget for New York City

Raise anti-racist children
Introduce your kids to the winners of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards

Don’t stop here
Access a list of seventy-five ways to fight for racial justice in your community’

In solidarity,

Athletics