Taking care of community during the coronavirus pandemic

A Kind Reminder:

We know these times are scary, but please remember that most of us sit with a lot of privilege. Being able to work from home and be with your kiddos, having access to childcare, having access to stocking up on goods, etc. are all privileges that many communities do not have. We need to focus our efforts on making sure that those who are already limited in their access are not further removed from basic needs during this time.

Below, you will find several articles, links, and graphics that will provide helpful information and resources in order to help us all keep each other safe and thriving.

Want to help?:

Donate: bit.ly/BLMLou

We’re making sure that folks we come in contact with get the things they need. This form is setup for folks to keep in contact with us and for others to join in and help. https://forms.gle/R7R7Vka5DrJnLgns8

AN UPDATE ON CANVASSING/DOORKNOCKING PER COVID-19

Coronavirus/Covid-19:

There is so much information going out and coming in it is hard to know what is real and what isn’t. Please share this document with folks who are sharing incorrect information. Our government sources are not to be trusted at this time.

Here are a few links for real time updates on the global pandemic:

www.WHO.int (This is the international health organization)

www.CDC.gov (This is the national health organization)

www.KYcovid19.ky.gov (Kentucky specific information)

www.covid19-project.org (This is community specific info)

www.whas11.com/coronavirus-covid-19 (Louisville Specific)

www.coronavirus.usatoday.com (USA Today’s updates and videos)

www.nbcnews.com/health/coronavirus (NBCs updates and interviews)

Coronavirus Data:

https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/data

nCoV2019.live (Minute to minute tracking of new cases)

In-depth information, including videos, visuals, advice

World Health Organization Corona Virus- Advice for public health (english)

World Health Organization Corona Virus- Advice for public health (arabic)

World Health Organization Corona Virus- Advice for public health (chinese)

World Health Organization Corona Virus- Advice for public health (french)

World Health Organization Corona Virus- Advice for public health (russian)

World Health Organization Corona Virus- Advice for public health (spanish)

COVID COLLECTIVE CARE ADVOCACY INFORMATION

COVID MUTUAL AID RESOURCES

DISABILITY PREPAREDNESS RESOURCES


Coronavirus is difficult to distinguish from common illnesses. Here is a graphic to assist you with telling when it is time to go to the doctor:


Where the food at?

Food apartheids are real as fuck! This is the systemic way to starve generational improved demographics. These aren’t food deserts- the food didn’t disappear: it was taken! This section is specifically to locate food sources for West End and Black Louisville communities.  

  • Meals on Wheels: For information, call 502-574-5223. Here are the sites for each day:
  • Monday: Shawnee Community Center 607 S. 37th St.
  • Friday: Arthur S Kling Center, 219 W. Ormsby Ave.
  • Dare to Care: Mobile pantries and Zero Hunger mobile market will remain on regular schedules. Grab-and-go cold lunches will be available at Kids Cafe sites. For information on locations, go to daretocare.org/need-food.


JCPS & Educational Resources:

We understand that it is overwhelming to consider that we are suddenly being asked to homeschool our children. And we understand that school closures mean fewer guaranteed meals for many Louisville children. Here is a list of resources for both concerns.

JCPS Lunch Sites Map: 

Free meals for kids:

Porkland BBQ, 2519 St. Cecilia Street. With the whole coronavirus going on and schools being closed, Porkland will be handing out lunches to kids for free from 11-2.

The Table, 1800 Portland Avenue. If you are dealing with food insecurity during this crisis, please come by from 11am to 1pm Monday through Friday. You are welcome here!

Roosters- need to call now that restricted serving


Free internet/online tools available to keep up with assignments:

1) Spectrum: https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2020/03/13/amid-coronavirus-school-closures-spectrum-offer-free-wi-fi-students/5047280002/?fbclid=IwAR3wuUDp0F-3YHE1twN7U7m_L7UJZYnBCp-0YZRJU4VxoTkX5A85G8cGZP8

2) Comcast: https://corporate.comcast.com/press/releases/internet-essentials-low-income-broadband-coronavirus-pandemic?fbclid=IwAR2UMOL1bLtrGylQuAsbazRlB3_Zd4oVx2sPP0St5o82mAtsL1MkPoDHxRk

3) Zoom: https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexkonrad/2020/03/13/zoom-video-coronavirus-eric-yuan-schools/?utm_campaign=forbes&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_term=Valerie/&fbclid=IwAR15bhG7onZn7bYWlrxN99QY_kX-USv90PF8itaoFpRITpFFSSLzGia6yD4#69bff6114e71

4) Charter:

call: 1-844-488-8395

https://corporate.charter.com/newsroom/charter-to-offer-free-access-to-spectrum-broadband-and-wifi-for-60-days-for-new-K12-and-college-student-households-and-more

Free educational resources for parents and caregivers for home lesson plans:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zzaUw2zbZOlbRb7m3RjBIArReHS0YeaKjfr9EbwYDCo/edit?usp=drivesdk

Tips on building a teaching schedule for caregivers:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RmOJt1gpf64HwWNGmOa4l83lHSSxmFs9M_413sY8VC4/edit?usp=drivesdk 

Free subscriptions for digital access:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1t3r618pd8MAi6V87dG2D66PtiKoHdHusBpjPKXgm36w/htmlview?sle=true#gid=0

Make coloring pages

https://prettydarnartsy.com/blogs/pretty-darn-artsy/get-creative-with-artsy-free-printable-coloring-pages?fbclid=IwAR1Mbo2JK4EJr2fmDME6zeNw5LowVkP_XRQ-WuZXsg1DmGbXEEMNjxawApI

Black Lives Matter at School

https://blacklivesmatteratschool.com/

Freedom School Toronto

https://freedomschooltoronto.ca/

JCPS ONLINE LIBRARY:

https://jcpsky.libguides.com/kinglibrary

Gifted and Talented:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UbaobL2ymO4_MW4N0eVvdBEfMPLyGaH7KipH27Onmg0/mobilebasic


College students:

https://www.wpbf.com/article/u-haul-offering-30-days-of-free-storage-to-college-students-displaced-by-coronavirus/31463467# 


Free Training

INTERNET 101: FREE TRAINING RESOURCES https://connectednation.org/blog/2020/03/17/internet-101-free-training-resources-offered-by-connected-nation/?fbclid=IwAR0znIX7eP_VOoq0Cuj3G_XWbbwqVhMakmmK7tWzLotiiVVssQBc7_XPT38 


Support for Elderly:

Folks over the age of 60 are at higher risk for complications with contraction of Coronavirus. Here are some resources for our elders.

Frozen meals for senior citizens: https://www.wlky.com/article/metro-government-to-hand-out-frozen-meals-for-seniors-provide-paid-sick-leave-for-employees/31501211?fbclid=IwAR24Do86Ph-RuYwa9N9yxaCOnYQLrGUCykEj2VLPLod21jyzuduNMZmBGLM#

Louisville Metro Government’s Office of Resilience & Community Services announced plans to provide meals for seniors ages 60+ while the city responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting Tuesday, March 17, the Metro March for Meals program will distribute up to 1,000 frozen meal packs per day to people 60+ years at six locations throughout the community on a rotating schedule. Meals will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for pick-up from 10 a.m. until noon and are limited to one box per person and to five frozen meals per week. Older adults in need are advised to go to one of the centers closest to their homes for assistance. For more information on Metro March for Meals on Wheels call (502) 574-5223

  • Mondays – Shawnee Community Center at 607 S. 37th St. 40212
  • Tuesdays – Beechmont Community Center at 205 Wellington Avenue 40214
  • Wednesdays – Sun Valley Community Center at 6505 Bethany Lane 40272
  • Wednesdays – East Government Center at 200 Juneau Drive 40243
  • Thursdays – Wilderness Road Senior Center at 8111 Blue Lick Road 40219
  • Fridays – Arthur S Kling Center at 219 W. Ormsby Ave. 40203

Those seeking up-to-date information on Dare to Care services can visit www.daretocare.org/covid-19

Elder match for seniors : If you are a healthy young adult with low-risk factors for getting COVID-19, sign up today to be paired with an elder in our community who could use your help over the next several weeks.

https://www.louisvillecovid19match.com/


Food delivery options:

BIPOC communities will be further removed from access to basic needs as the city shuts down. Here are some resources for grocery shopping and delivery for those living in food apartheid.  

The Hope Buss:

https://www.facebook.com/thehopebuss/

Wallcrawler Freelance Delivery Service:

Wallcrawler Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/friendlyneighborhooddelivery

Wallcrawler Phone: 802 276 6239

Wallcrawler Map & Hours:

Individuals willing to deliver kits:

Marta Martin: https://www.facebook.com/xXMojoXx (contact: Rosey Green)

Erika Sommer: https://www.facebook.com/erika.sommer.92351 (contact: Rosey Green)

JanetJolliff Iler: https://www.facebook.com/janet.jolliffiler (will also shop; contact: Chanelle Helm)


Houseless Support:

As always, the houseless community is our most vulnerable. Here is support for them as well as ways you can get involved:

Organizers and Organizations:

https://www.facebook.com/HipHopCares502

https://www.facebook.com/LouHomeless/

SHUMAN CENTER CLOSED

ST. JOHNS STILL OPENED- CLOSES DAILY SO CALL

PHOENIX HEALTH CENTER- does have tests, but can’t take walk in- must have a scheduled appointment for something else and have symptoms

UOFL- does not have tests

List of Days/Times of Outreach:

Tuesday:

Led By His Love

South End Street Angels

Wednesday:

The Forgotten Louisville

Thursday:

Fern Creek United Methodist Church Street Reach

Dana Smith

Love Transformation Project

Friday:

Street Disciples

Sidewalk Servents

Saturday:

Gods Girls/Boys

Hip Hop Cares

Share The Love

Not Operating during this time

Fed with Faith


Housing justice

HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT- PERIODT

NATIONAL DEMANDS:

APRIL 1ST- NO WORK! NO RENT! NO BILLS!

Kentucky Specific Petitions (statewide)


Jail & Prison Support

Organizations and folks across the nation support prisoners rights. In moments like this it’s crucial.

National Bail Fund Network

bit.ly/NBFNCOViID19

bit.ly/NBFNCOVID19-SPANISH (Spanish added)

Color of Change

Humane COVID-19 Outbreak Response

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1wDa_nMyl6QL0ucG9hfe0OPbJqe5lzPehEBQhERCARl8/viewform?edit_requested=true

Chicago Community Bail Fund

https://chicagobond.org/2020/03/13/open-letter-to-cook-county-regarding-covid-19-and-cook-county-jail-protect-public-health-through-decarceration/

Justice Collaborative

https://thejusticecollaborative.com/covid19/

These resources draw from the work of organizers and academics across the country, including the ACLU, Color of Change, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, and defenders. Special thanks to the Prison Policy Initiative for their insight, research, and leading the discussion on this important issue. Here is a link to the PPI report upon which many of these ideas are drawn.

  • National Emergency Webinar on COVID-19 and Criminal Legal and Immigrant Detention System (March 13, 2020)

Detention Watch Network

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdM12oUrLacET8HpWJkkWcvOYogQ7C9-U62ZJ11tGz4hKTw1w/viewform


Reading Lists

Below are reading lists for folks from 8 to 25! :D Links will be added for books that are available to purchase or: FOR FREEEEEEEEEE!!!!

#CoronaShutdown Reading: Make sure to add some books to your Quarantine Shopping list in case the Internet Goes Down. I’m reading:

“The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery & the Making of American Capitalism” by Edward E. Baptist • “White Flight: Atlanta & The Making of Modern Conservatism” by Kevin M. Kruse

•“Harold Washington: Champion of Race & Reform in Chicago” by Roger Biles

• “Communist Councilman From Harlem: Autobiographical Notes from Federal Penitentiary” by Benjamin J. Davis

• “The ABCs of Socialism” by Jacobin magazine 

• “A Democratic Socialist’s 50 Year Adventure” by Milton Tambor 

• “When They Call You a Terrorist: A #BlackLivesMatter Memoir” by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bandele

• “Black Marxism” by Cedric J. Robinson

• “Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperatives” by Gordon Nembhard

• “Jackson Rising” by Kali Akuno & Ajamu Nangwaya “The Green Beret Preparation and Survival Guide (with COVID-19 Update)” by Bob Mayer

A short reading list of progressive and anti-capitalist perspectives on the pandemic and its causes

https://docs.google.com/document/d/12lWfgIO4Kbkka2W6w5fsMt0ZhG5YXXoHyhDHmrVGOCU/mobilebasic

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Podcasts

We love that some of our post dopest organizers have their own podcasts too. Below will be popular local podcasts and a few folks we throw down with. Who do you listen to? Enjoy!

End of the World Show:

https://www.instagram.com/endoftheworldpc/?igshid=18oputwevu7oz

20 best Podcasts to stream in 2019

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10100573461607241&id=210001705

The 67: (profanity warning)

https://soundcloud.com/user-175022547

https://tinyurl.com/uc85mf2

5 Mental Health Podcasts by Therapists of Color:

https://www.justdavia.com/blog/5-mental-health-podcasts-by-therapists-of-color

Podcasts designed for kids

https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/44570/podcasts-designed-for-kids-can-be-a-fun-way-to-ignite-imagination

Here Today:

https://wfpl.org/category/here-today/

Are You Done Podcast:

https://www.facebook.com/Are-You-Done-Podcast-2287310418149263/

Healing Justice:

https://linktr.ee/healingjustice

BlackWomxnHealingPod

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bwh-podcast/black-womxn-healing-podcast

Black History Buff Podcast

https://www.blackhistorybuff.com/

Speaking of Racism Podcast

https://speakingofracism.com/


Other Resources

This section is being edited as needed. There are mutual aid kits from various places. Resources for living off the grid will also be present. Mindful wellness as well.

Louisville, KY: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdoUHjttKCV5tiTNbBh5Ym5C9MwFWt9S5wFeo_Yz42jKwWALw/viewform

Lexington, KY: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeP4koOM1yO-tb6VicTWjZhCHTSrarceghikJROf6QL2Nc8eQ/viewform?fbclid=IwAR3i8RgnO4eqbKQPE-SJGnn4nRA5dgWoy0YVFYeVOUlBdMQHEZ9g9Hbadgw

Chicago, IL: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd0MK1dnny1BTlzvohuRlnlC6fHqXKqez0hrZJLuZ6F4-qu9w/viewform

Seattle, WA: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdgbAX21UARi98rKKX6b6mpvpVHW4b63F2n2beJlHielcdU2Q/viewform?fbclid=IwAR0HMVFlLsNHJ3o5ZqMdxUaFqCWdnnAwKmk1hlUqEBxIopVwqqDgBFTE64I

Medford and Somerville, MA: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RtYZ1wc8jxcSKDl555WszWhQWlOlSkNnfjIOYV0wXRA/edit?fbclid=IwAR0sab3lCPXgM_WVmLULCvEBDVgqqmaUos41Pwa4Ei5aD3rb7aeKGojVBkY

Asheville NC WNC mutual aid:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd8bHp5Y09ml5iQi-a1mx-fNOXZil5UaZF-la9bEUJKpMmDag/viewform

Louisiana

http://powercoalition.org/

Depression Bipolar Alliance Online Support Groups

https://www.dbsalliance.org/support/chapters-and-support-groups/online-support-groups/

The Safe Place App

https://blackgirlnerds.com/minority-mental-health-app-the-safe-place/

The Nap Ministry

https://thenapministry.wordpress.com/


Closures and Cancellations:

We know there is a lot of concern about paying bills while hours are being cut and/or unable to get to work without childcare. The following companies are cancelling utility shut-offs and court appearances are also being limited.

Kentucky Court System Announcement/Eviction Court Included: CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 10th

https://www.wdrb.com/news/coronavirus/amid-coronavirus-concerns-kentucky-supreme-court-issues-emergency-order-restricting/article_67fc5792-64c0-11ea-a8ea-8ffc66890dcf.html

This will not affect CUSTODY ARRAIGNMENTS, 10 DAY DATES, or IN CUSTODY TRIALS. 

If you know of someone who is in custody but is being told they will not get their constitutionally protected hearings or bond reviews, call Karen Faulkner at 502-438-8529 (c) 502-584-0969 (o)


Miami-Dade Evictions:

https://amp.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article241127666.html?

Louisville water company:

https://www.facebook.com/LouisvilleWater/photos/a.434554257538/10156914326727539/?type=3&theater

No late fees for internet: https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/internet/internet-companies-won-t-disconnect-people-unpaid-bills-60-days-n1158321?cid=sm_npd_nn_fb_ma&fbclid=IwAR3QERwJ6ub7XjhT2JYR1MMTC2WEOW5D4i4FvfMR2J4h0N4rS3P-kZ9bNEc

LG&E and KU:

https://lge-ku.com/newsroom/press-releases/2020/03/17/lge-ku-and-odp-expand-suspension-disconnects-business-customers?linkId=84515239

Jefferson County Evictions:

https://wfpl.org/courts-may-be-closed-but-some-evictions-are-still-proceeding/


Employment, Small Businesses, and freelancers/Artists:

This is going to hit small businesses, freelancers, gig-workers, etc. harder than those with salaried positions. Here are resources for y’all!

Resources for Freelance Artists: https://covid19freelanceartistresource.wordpress.com/?fbclid=IwAR0JRgiuLz0je9jTSMN64farCgck7LxP0u13gR3E-kipJObsDfEINhCoVoM

Paid Writing Gigs: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NF2DWoiijwP9Uh8UgxvKimDySp7IIC7ln9_jAdEaugI/edit?fbclid=IwAR0GwJroACPTdq-V-IPc1Zp2L1H6SID6VUUpObK8j_z3v6euhCyDskW-6ho

Unemployment benefits: YouTube instructions and announcement

Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is adjusting some of Kentucky's unemployment insurance rules in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  https://www.courier-journal.com/story/money/2020/03/16/coronavirus-kentucky-beshear-loosens-unemployment-rules/5058016002/ 

Indiana


Restaurant Opportunities Centers United

https://www.sick-ky.com/


SEX WORKERS

We understand that all employment is a human right. In a time of a pandemic, sex workers are more vulnerable. Please share with someone who is still working or needs to work.


Addressing Employers:

We understand that many of you will unfortunately have to push for your right to public safety. Here is a post with information on how to have these difficult conversations with your employers about the need to stay home:


Mental Health Support: 

We understand that many of you will unfortunately have to push for your right to public safety. Here is a post with information on how to have these difficult conversations with your employers about the need to stay home:

Staying sane during isolation: https://medium.com/@ashleyfairbanks/100-ways-to-not-freak-the-fuck-out-during-isolation-7dd980584d8b

https://twitter.com/LeslieMac/status/1238507935791284227?s=19&fbclid=IwAR0sN52rGJ_SL-yfMCzhfdIBpo9GPqqcMa_POk1cUDeTFDpC4BY2YfdTBwg

https://afsp.org/taking-care-of-your-mental-health-in-the-face-of-uncertainty/?fbclid=IwAR1VjCed36qWVfvpQnt8vhSUnqSeRbpVAzj6bgn9pz9l5xNOPXBV-dKl-PI

What happens if you get sick?

https://docs.google.com/file/d/1VJ6zI2NaFiIe9Sm-NOBQlp2vxIb-Fab7/edit?filetype=msword&fbclid=IwAR1JseIAVxGBA9lfPpSFhIS_uuabtJq-If7z4h4icoBqpkbxHKbnyhyyiSM

Ideas for self-care:

Salt baths

Meditation

Yoga

Reading

Writing

Singing

Making music

Journaling

Catching up on shows

Knitting

Crocheting

Crafting

Take walks

Making art

Learning a new language

Coloring books

Online Recovery support groups and meetings:

GROUP

Online meeting link

AA

http://aa-intergroup.org/directory.php

NA

https://mobile.neveraloneclub.org/

SMART

https://www.smartrecovery.org/community/

SOS

http://www.sossobriety.org/on-line-groups

WFS

https://wfsonline.org/

AL ANON

https://al-anon.org/al-anon-meetings/electronic-meetings/

CODA

https://coda.org/find-a-meeting/online-meetings/

SLAA

https://slaafws.org/onlinemeetings

Addiction Help

Narcotics Anonymous, Louisville Area: 502-569-1769

Greater Louisville Intergroup of Alcoholic Anonymous: 502-582-1849

Safer Drug Use During COVID-19 Outbreak- Please share with those fighting addiction

Syringe Services and Harm Reduction Provider Operations During the COVID-19 Outbreak


Home Remedies:

We are going to have to rely more heavily on home remedies and natural solutions as we are encouraged not to go to the doctor unless it is an emergency or expected Coronavirus. Check out these remedies!

Ginger and Garlic Soup

Dr. Rupa Marya- Tips for personal wellness

Turning alcohol into hand sanitizer

Complete Guide to Herbs and Spices

Tips from a Nurse

Kitchen Medicine Remedies

List of Edible Flowers

Kitchen Medicine - The Living Herb Handbook

150+ Household Uses for Vinegar

15 Benefits of Drinking Water


Mutual Aid Practices:

We are going to have to lean on the community now more than ever. Here are resources for learning how to practice mutual aid.

Coronavirus with a Social Justice Lens: https://www.healingjustice.org/podcast/corona?fbclid=IwAR01QWSvh7mDaBoB8R5A97PjMko_iqivwnWUuP9tdlMFRFLIiPD0aiDeYmw

Mutual Aid for the End of the World: https://briarpatchmagazine.com/articles/view/mutual-aid-for-the-end-of-the-world?fbclid=IwAR3p_Ba41HaRhqpo9zA3W71fTUF067YdwiYupVo8rCAyG-xnQ9u9NSlq4aU

Decolonizing Community Care: https://ndncollective.org/indigenizing-and-decolonizing-community-care-in-response-to-covid-19/?fbclid=IwAR143K1GcpdvjkdKLgiU7e55N2I0Xy26dPW0CBtAf6pt_GbCy8sDr5SxhIE

Response & Resources: https://thejusticecollaborative.com/covid19/?fbclid=IwAR0GwJroACPTdq-V-IPc1Zp2L1H6SID6VUUpObK8j_z3v6euhCyDskW-6ho

Atlanta Survival Project

https://www.facebook.com/Atlanta-Survival-Program-101606221475609/

List of other COVID-19 Mutual Aid Projects

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1M9Y46lhZSVIRyE1Qh74Tj5uu91VKs5nhFCUudnFOqOg/

Coronavirus Resource Kit

https://docs.google.com/document/d/18tfi-0I8rpdJJ9Ubci45HYsy8sdutDpZv_eO-pdZDFc/edit#heading=h.kk1966kbedef


Articles:

Frontline Healthcare Workers:

Propublica.org: We Want to Talk to People Working on the Front Lines of Coronavirus


Take Action

Please find what you need to do in this moment to secure justice as well as fight for a better world!

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