POWERFUL TIMES CALL FOR PROGRESSIVE MEASURES.

With so much happening and commanding your time these days, I’ll get straight to the point.

Each day, I'm publishing something called “The Briefing”, and I would deeply appreciate your help. Briefings are intended to provide a view of who Black & Brown people of America really are. In my eyes, other races could benefit from seeing the faces and hearing snippets of stories of people [who are at least by color] a representation of the kinds of people effected by unjust actions across America. Not images of who other races may perceive or believe us to be, but firsthand accounts of who we “really” are. Behind our masks are not storied cultures of looters, targets, thugs, dispensable people. We are bold, we are powerful, and we are inspiring.

Briefings are designed to be 3 minutes or less; videos will be publicly hosted on YouTube, and promoted on all relevant social media, and on a site currently being built, www.whowereallyare.org. My intention is that they’ll always be a positive narrative of color. Ideally, there will be one video of a new person circulating throughout social media and on the site every hour for a full year, culminating on next year’s anniversary of the unrest that resulted from the death of George Floyd.

Your briefing should include a bit of your past, and what you've done to date. It's important to highlight your you’re your history and current success. I'm not looking for every person to share a story of peril, because that's not who we are. Some of us grew up more privileged, and others did not. I didn’t, and I seem to have turned out pretty o.k. What your share should be is your truth. Every one of our stories is SO vital to helping people truly understand us.

Briefings are to be a unique glimpse at US and are meant to inspire, inform and educate people of this Country that may not “get” us, and while attempting to divide us, mistreat us, and far too often, fail us.

They'll be multiple public calls to action. Your video may likely be seen thousands of times over the various outlets, and may be used offline on media networks. Viewers will be asked to share each video they watch (via IG, etc.) with at least 10 other people, and so on.

BASIC FORMAT:

I start by narrating the statement: “[YOUR NAME], Tell us who you really are”.

You'd answer with, “I Am [YOUR NAME], and then give your 3-minute or less briefing on YOU. It would be fantastic if you added a simple one-sentence call to action as the last sentence of your video.
CONTACT ME:

Email me with questions, etc.: office@lanell.org.

I can't thank you enough for doing this. My sense is it's very important at this time for people to see, and YOU are a remarkable testament to who we are.
BASIC FORMAT:

I start by narrating the statement: “[YOUR NAME], Tell us who you really are”.

You'd answer with, “I Am [YOUR NAME], and then give your 3-minute or less briefing on YOU. It would be fantastic if you added a simple one-sentence call to action as the last sentence of your video.
CONTACT ME:

Email me with questions, etc.: office@lanell.org.

I can't thank you enough for doing this. My sense is it's very important at this time for people to see, and YOU are a remarkable testament to who we are.
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”

― Buckminster Fuller
My Warmest Gratitude,
LaNell
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