Social Justice

We are both strong advocates for social justice in every aspect, and thus we felt as though there was a need to create a page on our website to inform others about social justice issues, as well as provide ways to help different causes.

This is a page we will be constantly adapting, so if there’s any links or any more context you would like us to add, please feel free to contact us either using our email beginnersguidetooverachievment@gmail.com, by submitting a a feedback form on the contact page, or through any of our social medias, which will be linked down below. If you feel as though we misrepresented one of the social justice issues, please contact us as well.

To organize this page, we are going to be going in alphabetical order.

We’d like to thank everyone for supporting movements of equality, and we hope that our blog can help inform people about different issues.

Black Lives Matter

Donate:

If you don’t have the money to donate, there are a number of YouTube videos circulating right now that you can watch and all of the profits will be going to these organizations, as well as others. If there are any others that you would like us to add, please let us know! Here is a list of a few different organizations we would recommend donating to:

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/naacp-1

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/lcchr

https://afj.salsalabs.org/donate/index.html

https://secure.givelively.org/donate/the-bail-project

Check your implicit biases:

Implicit biases are something that many of us naturally have, which is why it is important to have a way to check back against them. Below, we will link a few different tests you can take to better understand your biases, and they will also explain what this means.

https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html

https://www.tolerance.org/professional-development/test-yourself-for-hidden-bias

Lebanon

On August 4th, there was a massive explosion in Lebanon. In addition to the explosion, Lebanon is also experiencing social, political, economic, and health crises, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic which has only made matters worse.

For some more information and petitions, click on these links:

https://helplebanonnow.carrd.co/

https://helplebanon.carrd.co/

Donate:

Although there are a couple of different places to donate circulating, we have heard that the best place to donate is to the Red Cross.

https://www.redcross.org/about-us/news-and-events/news/2020/beirut-explosion-red-cross-treating-the-wounded.html

Uyghur Holocaust

In China, there’s currently a holocaust going on with Uyghur Muslims. They are being placed in concentration camps, killed, forced to give up their beliefs, and much more.

We know the Uyghurs are dying, however we don’t know how many of them have died, as there isn’t enough evidence to show how many people have died.

Here are a few links with some more information:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xinjiang_re-education_camps

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/chinese-doctor-says-she-participated-in-ethnic-cleansing-of-uyghurs-60164

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/09/10/my-mother-may-be-victim-chinas-concentration-camps-disneys-mulan-is-whitewash/

Petitions, donate, and more information:

stopgenocide.org/close-the-camps/

saveuighur.org

If there’s any other websites you know of that we should add to this list, please let us know, and we’ll add them as soon as we can.

Yemen Crisis

Yemen has been undergoing a huge humanitarian crisis for almost a decade now. The Covid-19 pandemic has only made it worse. Currently, Yemen is dealing with a cholera outbreak, famine, a civil war, a proxy war, floods, and Covid-19 outbreaks, as well as other issues. Millions of people are suffering, so please donate or sign one of the petitions linked below.

To learn more about this crisis, check out this link: https://www.care.org/country/yemen

Donate:

If you can, please donate to some of these organizations:

https://www.unicefusa.org/mission/emergencies/child-refugees/crisis-in-yemen?form=HelpYemenChildren

Petitions:

We will continue to update this page as we see fit, so please do not hesitate to contact us with anything we should add!

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