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'Bear Witness, Take Action 2': Continuing the movement

“Bear Witness, Take Action 2” aims to inspire YouTube’s global community to take action for racial justice and to protect black lives.

On Saturday, December 5 at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT on the YouTube Originals channel, Common and Keke Palmer return to host “Bear Witness, Take Action 2” in a two-hour global conversation on racial justice featuring YouTube creators, public figures, activists and influential voices.

“Bear Witness, Take Action 2” programming includes the following:

  • Musical Performances:

    • Patti LaBelle, Rapsody, SAINt JHN 

  • Intimate Panel Conversations:

    • Tarek Ali, ARROWS (formerly Ari Fitz), Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, Dr. Mariel Buquè, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Gina Clayton-Johnson, Mari Copeny, Mark Cuban, Brittany Packnett Cunningham, Skylar Diggins-Smith, Dr. Harry Edwards, Brandon Kyle Goodman, Jemele Hill, Skai Jackson, Malcolm Jenkins, Derrick Johnson, Kierra Johnson, Karamo, Zerlina Maxwell, Soledad O’Brien, Rashad Robinson, Kendrick Sampson, Bakari Sellers, Naomi Wadler, Isabel Wilkerson

  • Appearances:

    • Anthony Anderson, Asante Blackk, Katelyn Ohashi, Chase Young

The special is produced by the SpringHill Company, Fly on the Wall Entertainment, Hudlin Entertainment and Byron Phillips. Reginald Hudlin serves as Executive Producer and Showrunner.

Change is only as actionable as those who propel it forward. How can we ensure this is not a movement but an enduring and sustainable movement?”

Here are some ways on how to take action to end systemic racism and promote a more equitable world for all people. 

1. Read: Learn about the movement for racial justice like those available via Black Futures Lab and Movement for Black Lives.  Get involved in the legal struggle for civil rights and racial equity through organizations, such as The NAACP Legal Defense Fund and Leadership Conference For Civil Rights.  Learn how to advocate for racial justice through organizations, such as Essie Justice Group and Color of Change.

2. Watch: Check out the YouTube Spotlight playlists for videos on these topics:  Creators Speak Out, Understanding Racial Justice, Voices From The Past, How To Talk To Kids About Racial Justice,  Continuing the Conversation, Resist, and Trapped: Cash Bail In America.

3. Activate:  Speak up. Get involved. Make a change. Do the work to advance the movement for equality. 

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