Despite the fact that I don’t pay attention to the rack at the gas station and convenience stores that carry Bon Appetit Bakery’s baked goods their website and this cake, in particular, are good enough for a blog post and open up a blog category about creamy items I like.
One of our boot camp cohort members brought this up and I’ve finally set aside time to watch it. Learning React meant knowing about Angular and Vue.js but when the Wikimedia Foundation announced picking Vue over React and Angular I bumped up looking into it.
This documentary by Honeypot was way more produced than it had to. (Well being a content marketing advertisement, I suppose they wanted to invest in this documentary series).
It was cool to see how creating an open source project advanced his career. I won’t spoil much so you can watch it for yourself. I will share this note I had in bold while watching this film “Yo damn, everyone wants his autograph“
My Twitter bio lists “basic human rights on main” and to be extra clear Black Lives Matter. Due to COVID-19 risks, I am not able to participate in protests so instead, I have created and supported other fundraisers for bail fund organizations and The Bail Project.
I was inspired to start taking more action after coming across this Twitter thread of article links. Below is the Facebook album of screen shots to talk about what I was (un)learning.
I have had the privilege of having 100% positive interactions with police. When working with community events like San Diego Night Market, FilAm Fest, Art Around Adams, and other events where we have transformed public spaces into event space I have worked with or have hired cops as security. In times when I have been pulled over or more, again my experience with peace officers has been 100% positive. If your experience has been the same as mine, we are in the minority, we are lucky, we are privileged. The number of friends taking tear gas and rubber bullets in peaceful protests in the past few days outnumbers the favorable encounters I have had with law enforcement. I’ve been living with this blindspot thinking that after each national incident that institutions have been working to make improvements when we needed systemic change. I’m posting this to hopefully remove anyone else’s blindspot on this matter. Here are a few articles that I’ve been sharing on Twitter. I have read and researched each article’s author. If you’re unfamiliar with the Pulitzer Center this article was done with St. Louis Public Radio. Here’s a well curated resource of links on how to support: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/
Then came this thread of (at the time) 300+ counts of police brutality. This Tweet embed shows over 500+ in such a short time that protesting has started.
At the same time, police violence against reporters were on the rise.
I chose The Bail Project because because they have been on my radar for a few years and have a self service option on their website for help, making it easy to pass this information to friends onsite.