20. The World Is Watching - Black Lives Matter: An interview with Vannary Kong and Jennifer Zhang

By Natalia Bonilla

An interview with The World is Watching co-founder Vannary Kong and Director of Outreach Jennifer Zhang. In this episode we explore: ✨How the World is Watching - Black Lives Matter organization became a reality? ✨What is their International Declaration’s goals and how can global support for this movement can help change structural and racial violence in the US and other countries? ✨How can support to the BLM movement network can be a good starting point to transcend to tangible results? In which ways can we start learning and working towards more inclusive societies, building capital and diverse communities of color in public, private and civil sectors? ✨Black women are often being at the forefront of these social movements. How does BLM is helping change the racial and gender divide and create equal rights, access, opportunities and resources? ✨In times where the “cancel culture” is common on social media, what is a good way to approach learning and broadening our understandings on racial issues? ✨What are some views on the reparations movement in the US and the English & French-Caribbean nations? Why some experts believe it can fix the structural cause of violence while others believe it is a band-aid solution? ✨How can we join in solidarity? What is a meaningful way to approach this subject authentically and not because it is a "trendy" thing to do? 💜Join us in this exploration of the work.  Recommended links for this episode: WEBSITE: theworldiswatchingBLM.org DECLARATION: tinyurl.com/worldsaysBLM (https://theworldiswatchingblm.org/2020/06/01/read-our-international-declaration/) PETITION: tinyurl.com/worldwatchingNOW (https://www.change.org/p/united-nations-international-community-in-solidarity-against-police-violence-toward-african-americans-986c3759-5a8e-4b14-8cf6-44735505a336?utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=custom_url&recruited_by_id=bd9cf5f0-a36b-11ea-b836-f549ffbfd9b5) ISSUE BRIEFINGS & OTHER RESOURCES: https://theworldiswatchingblm.org/resources/ SOCIAL MEDIA: https://www.instagram.com/theworldiswatching.blm/ https://twitter.com/twiw_blm https://www.facebook.com/theworldiswatching.blm/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-world-is-watching/ https://tinyurl.com/worldwatchingYT (YouTube / https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0-xSnn6iPukOFxmmZ0g2pQ/)

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