Sunday Funday Says F*CK Them Cops, I’ll Hang With Lena Waithe and Jonica Gibbs Instead

Hey! Fuck the police! Here’s some good news!

+ This work isn’t new. Learn about MPD150, Reclaim the Block, and the Black Visions Collective’s long work to defund the police department.

+ LOL remember Pride? What are you doing this year?

+ Here’s a conversation between Lena Waithe and Twenties star Jonica Gibbs looking at lesbian representation on screen.

+ Be Steadwell is giving a free concert online that you can watch!

+ Mariame Kaba writes so eloquently. Send this to your colleagues/parents/the mommy bloggers you secretly follow when they say “they don’t really mean abolish the police!”

The philosophy undergirding these reforms is that more rules will mean less violence. But police officers break rules all the time. Look what has happened over the past few weeks — police officers slashing tiresshoving old men on camera, and arresting and injuring journalists and protesters. These officers are not worried about repercussions any more than Daniel Pantaleo, the former New York City police officer whose chokehold led to Eric Garner’s death; he waved to a camera filming the incident. He knew that the police union would back him up and he was right. He stayed on the job for five more years.

Also, watch a recent webinar with her, Dean Spade, and more abolitionists as they discuss where we are and where we’re going!

+ Here’s Hawa, she’s great! Learn to make burgers with herr!

+ Utah’s new voting stickers will honor women’s suffrage. Wanna find out if you can vote by mail to keep yourself and neighbors safe? Look no further!

+ Cole Escola is absolutely a joy and also one of my queer roots.

Schools Say “FUCK the police!”

+ Milwaukee Public Schools say fuck the police

+ Bay area school boards say fuck the police

+ Prince George County Schools say fuck the police (maybe)

+ Denver Public Schools say fuck the police


Okay, I love you. Keep signing petitions and wearing your masks and supporting your neighbors, except the ones that are cops. We got this!

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Ari is a 20-something artist and educator. They are a mom to two cats, they love domesticity, ritual, and porch time. They have studied, loved, and learned in CT, Greensboro, NC, and ATX.

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