Chicago Activist Kristiana Rae Colón Shares Resources To Navigate This Moment

The co-founder of the #LetUsBreathe Collective shares her recommendations on what to read, watch and do.

Chicago Activist Kristiana Rae Colón Shares What To Read, Watch And Do To Navigate This Moment
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at Grant Park in downtown Chicago for a Juneteenth faith-led march from Roosevelt and Columbus into Grant Park. The demonstrators were accompanied by Cook County Board President, Toni Preckwinkle, Senator Tammy Duckworth, Sen. Dick Durbin and Gov. JB Pritzker on June 19, 2020. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ
Chicago Activist Kristiana Rae Colón Shares What To Read, Watch And Do To Navigate This Moment
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at Grant Park in downtown Chicago for a Juneteenth faith-led march from Roosevelt and Columbus into Grant Park. The demonstrators were accompanied by Cook County Board President, Toni Preckwinkle, Senator Tammy Duckworth, Sen. Dick Durbin and Gov. JB Pritzker on June 19, 2020. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

Chicago Activist Kristiana Rae Colón Shares Resources To Navigate This Moment

The co-founder of the #LetUsBreathe Collective shares her recommendations on what to read, watch and do.

Reset checks in with Chicago poet and playwright Kristiana Rae Colón about what she’s turning to for hope and healing during difficult times. Plus, she shares resources to help us all navigate this moment.

Things to read

1. Yes, We Mean Literally Abolish the Police by Mariame Kaba

2. Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown

3. Any book by Octavia Butler

Books by Octavia Butler
A collection of books by Octavia Butler mad mags / Flickr

Things to watch

4. Whose Streets? by Sabaah Folayan

Things to do

5. Become familiar with the Black Abolitionist Network’s 11 demands to defund the Chicago Police Department

6. Listen to young people

7. Have conversations about this moment of uprising with your family and neighbors

GUEST: Kristiana Rae Colón, poet, playwright and co-founder of the #LetUsBreathe Collective