So I didn’t make a Catching Up post last month because I was getting ready for WisCon but don’t worry I got the wrap up for the few things I did during April and May.
Arsenal for Democracy:
I was also in an episode of the Arsenal for Democracy radio show.
Take a moment to check those out if you can. Also make sure you check out the Nerdgasm Noire website! We’re going to start putting even more content there as well!
There’s a lot going on in the world right now, and a lot of times folks in the U.S. are so busy wagging their fingers at what’s going on outside of this country, they forget or downright ignore the things that are happening right here. If you’ve been paying attention to any social media and at this point even mainstream media, then you should be familiar with trending topics like #ICantBreathe and #BlackLivesMatter. The internet has been an amazing tool in spreading the word about the police brutality that is still happening today in the U.S. and how detrimental it is to POC, specifically Black people.
Over at The Spawnpoint Blog, they came up with an idea to help in their own way. They’re planning on doing a gaming livestream this weekend to help raise money and awareness for a good cause:
“On Jan 17-18, 2015, we ask you to join with us and stream on Twitch. This happening will provide a deliberate space for you to have fun with the community, and to reflect on the unequal way people of color, and specifically African-American people, are treated by law enforcement. We will support the families of those that were lost by donating to the Eric Garner Fund, and The New York Lawyers Guild that continues to organize protests and bail funds for those imprisoned for exercising their 1st Amendment rights on this matter.”