With so much happening in the world, it’s easy to feel helpless, especially if you’re not out protesting. However, as podcasters, we have platforms where we can speak out against racism and police brutality. Collectively, we have built engaged audiences that listen to our voices regularly, and with a coordinated effort, we can combine our voices to take a strong stance against racism and police brutality.
We serve many audiences, but we can speak with one voice. One voice that does not mince words and demands justice. We created this simple PSA (public service announcement) for podcasters or any content creator to post and share in hopes that we can come together across digital spaces to support the work of activists on the front lines of change, who risk themselves daily to create a better world for us all.
Please join us in taking a stand during this critical time by issuing the following statement on your podcast or other digital platform(s):
We are (podcasters/bloggers/Youtubers/influencer/etc.) united to condemn the tragic murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and many many others at the hands of police. This is a continuation of the systemic racism pervasive in our country since its inception, and we are committed to standing against racism in all its forms.
We believe that to be silent is to be complicit.
We believe that Black lives matter.
We believe that Black lives are more important than property.
We believe that we have a responsibility to use our platforms to speak out against this injustice whenever and wherever we are witnesses to it.
In creating digital media we have built audiences that return week after week to hear our voices, and we will use our voices to speak against anti-blackness and police brutality, and we encourage our audiences to be educated, engaged, and to take action.
How To Get Involved
Here are three ways podcasters and content creators can participate:
- Read the above statement on your next show release and post the above statement and graphic to your social media feeds.
- Donate a portion of your show proceeds and ask audience members to donate to any of the following:
- Sign a petition and ask your audience to sign:
- Text “Floyd” to 55156 to sign a petition to demand justice for George Floyd.
- Sign-up at Color of Change to be notified of more opportunities to take action.
Please use the hashtags: #PodcastersForJustice #WOCPodcasters #BlackLivesMatter
Share this message and tell other podcasters, and content creators about this campaign. Let’s get the word out!