Category: Resources

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Racism is Preventing Hardworking People from Earning Enough

Calling Up Justice is a company that is conducting an exciting project aimed at experimenting with accessibility and machine learning technology to increase empowerment for disabled creators. The project involved selecting a video or other writing source featuring disabled creators sharing their clever ideas for 1-3 minutes. Free platforms were then used to transcribe the video, which was subsequently fed into Chat GPT to produce an essay that authentically reflected the creators’ voices and ideas. With the help of Claudia Alick’s finetuning data and prompts, the resulting essays were representative of the disabled creators’ perspectives. This project exemplifies how artificial intelligence technology can be leveraged to empower marginalized communities and create a more inclusive society, with minimal effort on the part of the creators. The following article was built off a report published by Luticha Doucette.

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The Future is Hybrid

Calling Up Justice recommends planning your events to include digital and in-person options. In today’s dynamic world, we need to be proactive and plan for success in a landscape that is more precarious for in-person meetings. By embracing hybrid presenting, we can turn challenges into opportunities and create events that are accessible, safe, and successful.

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How We Use Host Key Feature to Overcome Digital Collaboration Challenges

Collaboration is essential for creativity and innovation, but it can be hard when using digital tools. The host key feature is a powerful tool that helps us work together, share our ideas and skills, and achieve great things. It’s a simple solution to a common problem, and we encourage other groups to use it when working collaboratively online. By using the host key feature, we can continue to work together, overcome challenges, and create amazing things.

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They Can’t Define Woke

Agents of supremacy culture often employ the term “woke” as a convenient placeholder for any content or frameworks that challenge or resist the norms and ideologies they seek to perpetuate. By dismissing such concepts as merely “woke,” these individuals attempt to belittle and marginalize important discussions surrounding social justice, equity, and inclusion. This tactic serves as a way to undermine meaningful conversations about dismantling structures of oppression and maintaining the status quo. By reducing complex and critical ideas to a simplistic label, agents of supremacy culture aim to discourage engagement with progressive perspectives and maintain their grip on dominant power dynamics. However, it is important to recognize and confront this strategy, to continue promoting open dialogue and advancing the efforts to create a more just and equitable society.

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Invalidation

Supremacy culture cunningly wields the weapon of invalidation as a potent tool of social control, enabling its agents to maintain a facade of righteousness while perpetuating injustices. In their pursuit of a perceived moral high ground, adherents of supremacy culture systematically dismiss and discredit any data that shines an unflinching light on the wrongs they perpetrate. This calculated act of denial serves to safeguard their own self-image, shielding them from the uncomfortable truths that challenge their actions. A stark consequence of this insidious strategy is the wholesale rejection of the lived experiences of black women and other marginalized individuals who endure tangible harm as a result of supremacist ideologies. It is within this realm of invalidated experiences that the foundation for maintaining power is laid, emboldening right-wing proponents to champion policies that, shockingly, pave the way for the marginalization and harm of transgender individuals. Indeed, the very notion of policies tantamount to trans-genocide finds its roots in the deliberate invalidation of the voices and struggles of those most affected, underlining the chilling effectiveness of invalidation as a means of furthering the agenda of supremacy culture.

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Think Before You Speak on Race

In conclusion, as a white person, it’s important to approach discussions about race with humility, empathy, and a willingness to learn. By applying the principles of the THINK acronym and considering whether our words are true, helpful, inspiring, necessary, and kind, we can contribute to a constructive conversation about race and work towards a more just and equitable society.

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Bartering versus Mutual Aid: Which is Better for Your Community?

Both bartering and mutual aid have their advantages and disadvantages. Bartering can be useful in situations where cash is scarce, and can help build relationships between people in the community. However, it can also be difficult to organize and sustain over the long term.
Mutual aid, on the other hand, is based on the principle of solidarity and can help build community resilience. However, it can also be difficult to organize and coordinate, especially if there are many people involved.
Ultimately, the choice between bartering and mutual aid will depend on the needs and circumstances of your community. It may be that a combination of both is the best approach, as each has its own strengths and weaknesses.

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EarlyWords and Pricing for Justice

EarlyWords is a unique and empowering tool for anyone seeking to unlock their creativity and cultivate habits of self-reflection and introspection. Its pay-what-you-are-able approach to pricing recognizes the diversity of the creative community and empowers users to choose a subscription level that is sustainable for them. This approach promotes inclusivity, transparency, and mutual support, creating a sense of community and solidarity among users. EarlyWords encourages users to engage in a pure and unfiltered form of self-expression, empowering them to unleash their full creative potential.

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Stupid Tourist

The term “stupid tourist” is used to describe someone who feigns ignorance of rules or customs, in order to break them purposefully. In a TikTok video response to Mayte Lizbeth, KC Davis used this term to explain the phenomenon of “gaslighting” that Mayte was experiencing in the comments section of her video. Gaslighting is the psychological method of manipulating someone into questioning their own sanity or powers of reasoning.

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Why Karen’s Maintain Supremacy Culture in Public Spaces

The tweets by Claudia Alick shed light on the pervasive nature of Supremacy Culture and its impact on Black people’s agency, personal narratives, and labor. According to Alick, Supremacy Culture grants white people the expectation that they should have uninterrupted access to the bodies and personal narratives of Black people in public spaces. This privilege often translates into unwelcome questioning, inappropriate labor orders, and emotional caretaking expectations from Black people.

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