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CULTURE & COMMUNITY COMMITTEE

“Our Culture Is Our Cure"

“In our captivity, they've disrupted our Culture.

Once we reclaim our Culture, our healing begins”.

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 Sis. Ernestine
Butler- Johnson
Culture & Community Committee Chair
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Raven
Fenner

Assistant to Culture and Community Committee Chair

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Mama Rosaline Preudhomme

Internal Culture Lead

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 Bro. Chaka
Phaire

 Schools & Community Alliance Lead

ABOUT US

We are a newly formed committee and our focus is to establish a culture of positivity and productivity as we work to unpack the intricacies of our culture, educate and support others, and empower black communities. 

PURPOSE

We build alliances, act as agents of social change, and catalyze our civic engagement while enacting our vision; “Serve Black Educators, Influence Others, and Impact Black Children.”

RESOURCES & LINKS TO SHARE

Documentaries/Movies

  • 13th Netflix  [Documentary]                  

  • Eyes on the Prize [Documentary]

  • I Am Not Your Negro [Documentary]

  • Just Mercy

Books

  • Autobiography of Malcolm X 

  • Between the World and Me

  • Chapter 9: A People’s History of the United States

  • How to be Anti-Racist 

  • I Have A Dream

  • Just Mercy

  • Knowing Your History

  • New Jim Crow

  • Stamped - Racism, Antiracism and You

Links and Apps

Mental Health & Wellness

Self Care Tips

  • Turn off the news sometimes (stay informed but don’t let it consume you)

  • Find joy (read a book, watch a movie, play a game)

  • Check in on and be kind to each other (call one another, text one another)

  • Practice Mindful Breathing and Meditation (Center yourself)

  •  Allow yourself to feel- it what makes us human

In Case of Emergency (If Protesting)

  • Goodcall.nyc: 833-346-6322

  • Legal Aid Society: 212-577-3300

  • NYC Lawyers Guild: 212-679-6018