Black Lives Matter: Resources, Where to Donate, Take Action, Learn, Educate
Be an ally. Here are organizations where you can donate, sign petition(s), take action, as well as resources to learn and educate yourself. Make a difference, be the change, speak up, stand for justice. 🙏🏿🙏🏾🙏🏽🙏🏼🙏🏼✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻 #blacklivesmatter
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From GLAAD: Resources that can help you find different ways to support the Black community and the fight to combat racism, discrimination, and police brutality.
From Anti-Violence: “If you’re an LGBTQ person who experienced police violence or an assault during these protests, @antiviolence hotline is here with counselors ready to support you at 212-714-1141. We are here for you, we are with you.”
Black Visions Collective: A organization dedicated to Black liberation and to collective liberation. BLVC is committed to a long term vision in which ALL Black lives not only matter, but are able to thrive.
Black Lives Matter: “Call for an END to systemic racism that allows this culture of corruption to go unchecked and our lives to be taken. See the demands. Sign the petition.”
Equal Justice Initiative: EJI works to end mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and racial inequality.
ACLU: “Black people are being murdered and brutalized by police with near impunity. Act with us to end police brutality, demand racial justice, and defend our right to protest. Your donation will fuel our legal battles and urgent advocacy efforts.”
40 Ways You Can Help Right Now: From Chicago Bucket List
Organizations supporting the Black queer community via Changing Womxn Collective
Black Trans Protestors Emergency Fund
Color of Change: Works to move decision makers in corporations and government to be more responsive to racial disparities.
Support these 38 community bail funds with a single donation.
Elijah McClain: 23 year-old Elijah McClain was buying iced tea in a ski mask to stay warm because he has anemia. Some person called 911 for “suspicious behavior.” He was restrained and killed by officers who still have their jobs. Sign this petition to bring justice for Elijah. Demand these officers are taken off duty, and that a more in-depth investigation is held. See the below graphic for further action you can take:
Add your name to the Justice for George Floyd petition
Stand With Breonna, via The Action PAC
Master Thread of Links to Petitions, via @rosiegguks
Criminal Charges for Travis & Greg McMichael in the murder of Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery
- MN Healing Justice Network / Spiral Collective
- Twin Cities Recovery Project
- Women for Political Change Frontline Fund
Jacob Blake was unarmed and shot 7 times in front of his children by police in Kenosha, WI. Take action:
- Official GoFundMe
- LIT AF: WI-based organization focused on police reform and abolishing the systems that harm Black people.
- MPD 150: A people’s project evaluating policing
Demand more than reform.
Why this matters: (via Anti-Racism Daily)
Police reform has been tried before. There is compelling evidence that a variety of reforms do not reduce police misconduct.
In fact, reforms can actually strengthen law enforcement’s power by increasing surveillance or diffusing anger at police abuses.
We should directly redistribute resources currently invested in law enforcement to under-resourced communities.
- Visit DefundPolice.org, a new, comprehensive web resource where organizers can find everything they need for their campaign to defund police in one place.
- Read “How I Became a Police Abolitionist” by Derecka Purnell to learn how someone who grew up calling the police decided that they never should have existed.
- Support police and prison abolitionist groups like Critical Resistance (@C_Resistance), Survived and Punished (@survivepunish), the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (@IWW_IWOC), Study Abolition, and Jailhouse Lawyers Speak (@JailLawSpeak).
- Donate to the National Bail Fund Network to free those behind bars solely because of a lack of financial resources.
- Read about the white supremacist origins of policing and consider the role one’s privilege might play in opposing abolition.
Statement from Barack Obama and resources from the president:
- Report & toolkit developed by the Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights
- Resources & organizations who’ve been fighting the good fight at the local & national levels for years.
READ (Read, watch, and listen lists from Youth to the People. YTP also has a list of social accounts to follow to learn more.)
* Across That Bridge, by John Lewis
* All American Boys, by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
* Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
* Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
* Eloquent Rage, by Brittney Cooper
* How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
* I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou
* I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, by Austin Channing Brown
* Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson
* Libraries of Black Writings and Texts
* Pushout, by Monique W. Morris
* So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo
* The Autobiography of Malcolm X, by Malcolm X and Alex Haley
* The Black Book, edited by Middleton A. Harris, Ernest Smith, Morris Levitt, Roger Furman, and Toni Morrison
* The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
* The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
* The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
* The Fire Next Time, by James Baldwin
* The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson
* We Were Eight Years in Power, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
* White Fragility, by Robin Diangelo
- 13th (2016)
- I Am Not Your Negro (2016)
- The Murder of Fred Hampton (1971)
- Whose Streets? (2017)
- Do The Right Thing (1989)
- Fruitvale Station (2013)
- Just Mercy (2019)
- Malcolm X (1992)
- Selma (2014)
- Queen & Slim (2019)
- Dear White People (2017)
- When They See Us (2019)
- 1619 by The New York Times
- Code Switch by NPR
- Still Processing
Support Black-owned businesses
- 10 Black-Owned Online Bookstores to Support While at Home
- Beauty Bakerie, cruelty-free cosmetics with an online-shade finder
- Black Girl In Om, a holistic wellness platform creating space for women of color in wellness
- Black-Owned Beauty Brands, a list compiled by beauty writers Kaleigh Fasanella and Shammara Lawrence
- BLK+GRN, a digital marketplace of all-natural products created by Black artisans
- HealHaus, a holistic cafe and healing space in Brooklyn, New York
- Mielle Organics, haircare and skincare with a focus on health
- The Honey Pot, cleansing, protecting, and balancing plant-based products for people with vaginas
- Unsun Cosmetics, mineral-based sunscreen and hand cream formulated in two shades for melanated skin
Mental health resources (from Youth to the People)
- Black Mental Health Resources
- Free Headspace Plus for Los Angeles County Residents
- Therapy For Black Girls
- Therapy Resources for POC + Queer folx