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Jun 1, 2020

Remy is joined by her boyfriend comedian Ben DeMarco to interview another comedy couple; Caitlin Peluffo and Steve Rogers. We discuss our recent blowout fights, which one of us lies about his dick-size, who said 'I love you' first, and everyone's horrendous first impressions of each other.

Trigger Warning: In our introduction this week we discuss police brutality, how important the Black Lives Matter movement is, and what to wear/bring to a protest. We also list several charities to donate to, which are listed below our partners. 

 

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Charities to Donate to:

  • The Bail Project, a nonprofit that aims to mitigate incarceration rates through bail reform.
  • Black Visions Collective, a black, trans, and queer led social-justice organisation and legal fund based in Minneapolis-St.Paul.
  • The National Bail Fund Network has a directory of community bail funds to which you can donate, along with a COVID-19 rapid response
  • A Gas Mask Fund for black youth activists in Mineapolis
  • The NAACP Legal Defense Fund, which supports racial justice through advocacy, litigation, and education.
  • Communities United Against Police Brutality, which operates a crisis hotline where people can report abuse; offers legal, medical, and psychological resource referrals; and engages in political action against police brutality.
  • Northstar Health Collective, a St. Paul–based organization that provides health services and support at protests.
  • The ACLU, which provides legal services and support for a broad range of people with civil rights complaints.
  • Free Them All for Public Health, which aims to free incarcerated people amid the coronavirus pandemic, is raising money for people who have been arrested during New York City protests over the weekend. What doesn’t go toward local bail will reportedly be sent to other cities, and COVID Bailout NYC.
  • The Atlanta Solidarity Fund is raising bail and bond money for jailed protestors in Atlanta.
  • No New Jails NYC aims to keep the city from constructing new jails, and to instead divert funds that currently go toward the police and incarceration toward housing, ending homelessness, mental health, and other community support systems.
  • The Know Your Rights Camp, an organization founded by Colin Kaepernick that provides education and training in black and brown communities, set up a legal fund for Minneapolis protestors.
  • Fair Fight, an organization founded by Stacey Abrams that aims to end voter suppression and equalize voting rights and access for fairer elections.

Protesting Safely:

What to wear

  • Nondescript, solid colour, layered clothing, cover identifying tattoos
  • Goggles and mask
  • Heat resistant gloves
  • Hair tied up
  • Emergency contacts written down

What to bring

  • Water for drinking and tear gas
  • Snacks
  • Cash/change and ID
  • Washcloth
  • Bandages and first aid supplies
  • Ear plugs
  • Protest signs

Don’t Bring

  • Cellphone without first turning off Face/Touch ID, going on airplane mode, and disabling data
  • Jewelry 
  • Anything you don’t want to be arrested with
  • Contact lenses