Item 65 – VENT Studio Charcoal Portrait

Giles Duley is a humanitarian and photographer that is one of GISH’s close friends. His photographs have changed the lives of countless victims of war. His VENT Studio project invites you to use his images and the stories he tells as inspiration for your own art. Create a charcoal drawing inspired by one of his photos. But remember his single guideline: respect the story of the person you’re representing.

Item 63 – Diversity Book Read

Institutional racism creates disparities in the educational system that put people of color at a disadvantage. Purchase one of the following childrens’ books and either read it to your children, or if you don’t have any children, donate it to the library of a public school or to a public library (if you order online you may have the book shipped directly to the school or library). Submit a screenshot of the order page. – Jennifer W. 29
“Don’t touch my hair” – Sharee Miller, “Something Happened in my Town” – Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, Ann Hazzard “The Name Jar” – Yangsook Choi “The Color of Us” – Karen Katz “Not my Idea” – Anastasia Higginbotham “I am enough” – Grace Byers “Julian is a Mermaid” – Jessica Love “Mommy’s Khimar” – Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow “Rapunzel” – Chloe Perkins “Big Hair, Don’t Care” – Crystal Swain-Bates

Item 62 – Call for Justice Petitions

It may sometimes feel like there’s not much you can do to help bend the curve toward justice, but there’s one thing you can do right now: raise your voice to make sure leaders know we are unified in our call for justice. Sign at least one of these petitions then post the link online to your social communities: Click here! Upload an image of your social media post to the GISH website.