After the killing of George Floyd, protests have sparked across the world. On June 4, a group of local teens organized a protest right here in Sammamish. Our podcast team spoke with two community leaders about the Black Lives Matter movement and discussed how Sammamish residents can become better allies to the Black community.
If you are interested in learning more about and contributing to the Black Lives Matter movement, here is some information on upcoming events in Sammamish as well as resources you can use at home to have conversations and take action with your family and friends.
Online Event by Plateaupians for Peace: How the Movement for Black Lives Matters in Our Community (Monday, June 15, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.)
Activists in the community will be spreading information on the movement and how youth can help from home. Sign up to attend with this link.
Peaceful Protest at Sammamish (Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.)
A second peaceful protest in Sammamish will be taking place from in front of Sammamish City Hall. Participants are reminded to remain peaceful and safe. Follow @blm.sammamish on Instagram or check the Plateaupians for Peace Facebook page for more information.
The website for the Black Lives Matter organization, where people can donate and find ways to take action with the group.
A master list of petitions, places to donate, protest information, and ways to contact officials.
A one-stop webpage where you can find petitions and places to donate, as well as updates on the movement.
A guide to help people educate themselves on becoming an active ally to the black community in 10, 25, or 45-minute intervals per day. Includes readings and resources to teach anti-racism and involved allyship.
A resource for parents on how to talk about race with their children.
A website created to help teachers and families explore multicultural and diverse literature for different age groups to encourage cultural awareness, as well as introduce children to diversity and race.
The statement from Sammamish PD Chief Dan Pingrey can be found here.