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Leanna Sun
Leanna Sun is a high schooler writing as part of The Daily’s Summer Journalism Workshop.

Protesting and attending webinars to stand for justice at home

Back in June, I attended a peaceful protest in my area where I walked and marched for three hours. The march ended at a community center where everyone gathered. The entire experience was empowering. Walking alongside people who hold similar beliefs as you and are prompting for change is inspirational, and in the moment, I was proud to stand with those around me.

Being an ally to BLM through the arts, Part III

In the wake of the horrific killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, the Black Lives Matter movement has gained national support and protests have taken place across the country in unprecedented sizes. These calls for structural change and racial equality have all come amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has disproportionately affected the Black community. As two Asian American high school students, we want to help our community better understand the Black Lives Matter movement, and how to be allies to it. This article is the third part in a series about books and articles, TV shows and movies, and music related to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Organizations to donate to stand for justice at home

We recognize that donating isn't something everyone can do, depending on financial or personal circumstances. As high schoolers, we definitely lack the financial independence to donate to organizations that we support, especially in our case, organizations that our parents may not agree with. Instead of spending that $5 to get a drink, consider putting that towards a cause. Any financial contribution, small or big, will help.

Being an ally to BLM through the arts, Part II

In the wake of the horrific killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, the Black Lives Matter movement has gained national support and protests have taken place across the country in unprecedented sizes. These calls for structural change and racial equality have all come amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has disproportionately affected the Black community. As two Asian American high school students, we want to help our community better understand the Black Lives Matter movement, and how to be allies to it. This article is the second part in a series about books and articles, TV shows and movies, and music related to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Social media accounts to follow to stand for justice at home

In the last couple of months, we have taken the time to reflect on our own privileges and how to support the Black Lives Matter movement. Coming from Asian families, we’ve realized that the idea of POC supporting each other in the fight against racism is ideal and expected; however, this is not currently the case. This is due to a history of white oppressors pitting minority groups against each other — the purpose behind the phrase “model minority” that is commonly attributed to the Asian community.

Being an ally to BLM through the arts, Part I

In the wake of the horrific killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, the Black Lives Matter movement has gained national support and protests have taken place across the country in unprecedented sizes. These calls for structural change and racial equality have all come amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has disproportionately affected the Black community. As two Asian American high school students, we want to help our community better understand the Black Lives Matter movement, and how to be allies to it. This article is the first part in a series about books and articles, TV shows and movies, and music related to the Black Lives Matter movement.
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