Apart from posting a black square on your social media, what else can you do on Tuesday, June 2, 2020?
#BlackoutTuesday is a social media moment created by Jamila Thomas & Brianna Agyemang, [two black women in music marketing] to disrupt the work week, calling for the music industry to “take a beat for an honest, reflective, and productive conversation about what actions we need to collectively take to support the Black community”.
It all started with their initiative TheShowMustbePaused the mother of all websites if you are looking for ALL the anti-racism resources, links to help the affected families and so many ways to get involved. You will find Films and Netflix series to watch, Books to read, Podcasts to subscribe, Resources for white parents to raise anti-racist children, and valuable information for those complaining about not having a productive lockdown.
And, in case you haven’t seen messages from the CEO of Instagram, don’t use #BlackLivesMatter on Blackout Tuesday Instagrams. (Someone commented that on my post and I thought it was a scam but understood later) You can caption Black Lives Matter, but don’t hashtag pls. Black Lives Matter was founded in 2013 and that # aggregates important information and resources for the community. Here is why.
So far, there are over 12 million black squares today on Instagram, nevertheless this was my favourite. Thanks Andrés Marantá for sharing it.