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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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10 Steps to Non-Optical Allyship

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 Girls Code

Black Mamas Matter Alliance

Black Trans Protestors Emergency Fund

Black Youth Project

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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.

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

Help Minneapolis:

Learn

Statement from Barack Obama and resources from the president:

READ (Read, watch, and listen lists from Youth to the People. YTP also has a list of social accounts to follow to learn more.)

READ
Anti-Racist Books

* 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

WATCH
Documentaries
  • 13th (2016)
  • I Am Not Your Negro (2016)
  • The Murder of Fred Hampton (1971)
  • Whose Streets? (2017)
Movies
  • Do The Right Thing (1989)
  • Fruitvale Station (2013)
  • Just Mercy (2019)
  • Malcolm X (1992)
  • Selma (2014)
  • Queen & Slim (2019)
TV Shows
  • Dear White People (2017)
  • When They See Us (2019)
LISTEN
  • 1619 by The New York Times
  • Code Switch by NPR
  • Still Processing

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