|Bun Bun has gotten more used to me taking photos of her in the yard at night. (5.29.2020)|
It's two a.m. and I still haven't worked my way through all of Monday's emails. I'd love to see the #blackoutTuesday mean that I could get a day of no new emails. I didn't really watch any of the protest livestreams today, so I really don't have a concept of how they went locally or nationally. The reality was that I just needed a day of family time so we watched Birdbox on Netflix which felt appropriate in this time of Covid isolation. There are really important things happening in our City and across the country and it really makes all other things trivial, but I sometimes gotta just take a minute off and deal with the ants that are trying to penetrate our house or take some photos of the bunny in the yard or call my mom and dad, you know? Lots of reading today.
- Regarding Nationwide Protests:
- "It's a vivid example of how the outside agitator trope creates a destructive cycle. The trope is used by Trump, and others, to justify excessive use of force by law enforcement. But excessive use of force by law enforcement is what catalyzed the demonstrations in the first place. The use of excessive force in response to the unrest will likely make things worse." The "outside agitator" trope - Popular.Info (5.31.2020)
- How to Protest Safely in the Age of Surveillance - Wired (5.31.2020)
- How to more safely protest in a pandemic - Vox (5.31.2020)
- KPBS has an excellent running list of information regarding the protests here.
- List of Bail Funds for Protestors across the Country
- Tragedy of George Floyd’s Death Compounded by President Trump - Common Cause (5.29.2020)
- Newtown Alliance for Gun Safety issued a very valuable list of actionable things everyone can to right now to honor the lives of George Floyd, Beonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others who lost their lives at the hand of law enforcement, including information about the Denver Accord which pushes for gun legislation including use of force by law enforcement.
- Racism is an ongoing public health crisis that needs our attention now - American Public Health Association (5.29.2020)
- If you're a white person wondering what to do during the George Floyd protests, I have some advice - The Independent (5.29.2020)
- Trump calls governors ‘weak,’ urges them to use force against unruly protests (includes leaked audio) - Washington Post (6.1.2020)
- "The mayor of Atlanta, one of dozens of U.S. cities hit by massive protests, has a message for demonstrators: 'If you were out protesting last night, you probably need to go get a COVID test this week.'" Massive Protests Raise Fears Of New Coronavirus Outbreaks (5.31.2020)
- Random reading: “We’re brainwashed to believe that early birds are happier, more successful, more disciplined and all-round better human beings than night owls. The hours when I feel most alive are considered ‘ungodly’ and likened to a vampire’s schedule. Owls like myself internalise this message, and we believe we must be lazy, depressed and irresponsible.”
- Extreme Night Owls: ‘I Can’t Tell Anyone What Time I Go to Bed’ - The Guardian (5.31.2020)
- U.S. Forest Service - Cleveland National Forest Extends Closures
- The Cleveland NF is extending the forest closures because some recreation sites and trailheads will not be ready to reopen based on public health and employee safety concerns. This order will be in effect June 2, 2020 until June 15, 2020. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping our national forests safe and healthy for everyone's use. Please check our website for updates.