Talking about race, although hard, is necessary. The National Museum of African American History & Culture is here to provide tools and guidance to empower your journey and inspire conversation. has resources for educators, parents and individuals who want to
Choose how much time you have each day to become more informed as step one to becoming an active ally to the black community. On this document are links to the learning resources and a schedule of what to do each day.
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The social justice toolbox is a resource hub for free, curated, ready-to-rock social justice activities and facilitation guides designed to help you make the most of your diversity workshops and social justice training.
We work to help leaders change their world—and the world needs changing. The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the loss of far too many Black lives to list, have left our nation anguished and outraged. While now is a time for grief and anger, it is also a time for resolve. Find resources below to learn what you can do to create a more just and equitable world.
This document is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Feel free to circulate this document on social media and with your friends, family, and colleagues.
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- Black owned bookstores
- Anti-Racism Reading List
- Random House’s Antiracist Reading List
- Random House’s Discussion Guides & Resources
- Medium.com: 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
- TheCut.com: How to Support the Struggle Against Police Brutality
- Aleshea Harris’ What to Send Up When It Goes Down Online
- Diana Oh’s White People Read Book List
- Resources for White People to Learn and Talk About Race and Racism
- NYTimes.com: Ibram X. Kendi’s An Antiracist Reading List
- LATimes.com: Op-Ed: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Don’t understand the protests? What you’re seeing is people pushed to the edge
- The Schomburg for Research in Black Culture: Black Liberation Reading List
The New York Public Library has created this list of online resources to help you explore all aspects of Black heritage—from genealogy to LGBT history to current popular culture. These online resources are accessible to anyone with a New York Public Library card. Library card web applications cannot be processed while we are closed in response to the coronavirus. However, New York residents can get a library card through the SimplyE app and gain access to an array of digital resources. Please check the instructions for Android here and for iOS here.
Using Social Media to Populate Messages of Unity and Power
Social media is a thriving place where designers are coming together in support of #BlackLivesMatter. This support has been in the form of opening doors for African American artists as well as designing pieces that share the raw emotion being felt due to what’s happening.
They have created works that challenge us, stir us, inform us, encourage us, and heal us. With graphic design no longer a mere visual communication tool, thanks to social media, these works of art are shaping to help and mobilize a cause.
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- Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners: books for children and young adults
- The Conscious Kid Instagram
- Parent Toolkit
- Tolerance.org and Beyond the Golden Rule
- National Associate for the Education of Young Children Anti-Bias Resources
- Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup
This document has been thoughtfully crafted by Cherokee Washington (Crossroads class of 2017); a Black womxn andWhitman College graduate who holds dual Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Honors Rhetoric with a specialization in identity politics, race relations, intersectionality, and anti-racist work. She has authored and collaborated on other material in the area of Diversity and inclusion, white supremacy, sports and race, and Black feminism on a regional, national, and international level. She would also like to thank Janeen Jackson and Ira Smith for their contributions.
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You’ve made the decision: you want to participate in a protest.
In the wake of the high-profile deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Dreasjon “Sean” Reed, and Ahmaud Arbery, there are protests happening virtually every day across the country.
But knowing how to navigate a protest (or rally, demonstration, or march, or direct action) can be overwhelming if you’ve never done it before. After attending dozens of demonstrations in the nation’s capital, I’ve learned a few lessons along the way. Here are some guidelines that you can use to create your own protest toolkit and help you get the most of your protest experience. (Be sure to also wear a mask to protect yourself from COVID-19.
GUIDELINES FOR SAFE PROTESTING
We know that many of our members, comrades, and allies feel compelled to join the rebellions and protests springing up across the country right now, in response to the ongoing police violence and murders against black and brown people. DSA-LA has compiled a list of short tips for comrades to protest as safely as possible.
ACLU: PROTESTOR’S RIGHTS
The First Amendment protects your right to assemble and express your views through protest. However, police and other government officials are allowed to place certain narrow restrictions on the exercise of speech rights. Make sure you’re prepared by brushing up on your rights before heading out into the streets.
Click here to access the resource list compiled by the BRIC.
#BlackLivesMatter’s mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.
Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. By designing strategies powerful enough to fight racism and injustice—in politics and culture, in the work place and the economy, in criminal justice and community life, and wherever they exist—we are changing both the written and unwritten rules of society. We mobilize our members to end practices and systems that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward.
Reclaim the Block began in 2018 and organizes Minneapolis community and city council members to move money from the police department into other areas of the city’s budget that truly promote community health and safety. We believe health, safety and resiliency exist without police of any kind. We organize around policies that strengthen community-led safety initiatives and reduce reliance on police departments. We do not believe that increased regulation of or public engagement with the police will lead to safer communities, as community testimony and documented police conduct suggest otherwise.
Founded in 1981, Race Forward brings systemic analysisand an innovative approach to complex race issues to help people take effective action toward racial equity. Founded in 2002, CSI catalyzes community, government, and other institutions to dismantle structural racial inequity and create equitable outcomes for all. In 2017, Race Forward united with Center for Social Inclusion to become the new Race Forward.
Race Forward is home to the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE), a national network of local government working to achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all. Race Forward publishes the daily news site Colorlines and presents Facing Race, the country’s largest multiracial conference on racial justice.
Since 2017, Black Visions Collective, has been putting into practice the lessons learned from organizations before us in order to shape a political home for Black people across Minnesota. We aim to center our work in healing and transformative justice principles, intentionally develop our organizations core “DNA” to ensure sustainability, and develop Minnesota’s emerging Black leadership to lead powerful campaigns. By building movements from the ground up with an integrated model, we are creating the conditions for long term success and transformation.
Black Visions Collective envisions a world in which ALL Black Lives Matter. We use the guidance and brilliance of our ancestors as well as the teachings of our own experiences to pursue our commitment to dismantling systems of oppression and violence. We are determined in our pursuit of dignity and equity for all.
The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. Committed to struggling across differences, we seek to responsibly reflect, represent and serve our various communities.
The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
The Anti-Racism Project seeks to educate participants about how institutionalized racism, internalized racism and white privilege feed oppression. This communal experience culminates in the development of concrete social action plans for racial justice. The Anti-Racism Project is meant to be life-changing; transforming community members into dedicated social change activists working to create a society that is truly egalitarian.
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
The Antiracist Research & Policy Center aims to attract support from visionary philanthropists and foundations to fund teams of scholars, policymakers, journalists, and advocates to examine racial problems anew, innovate and broadcast practical policy solutions, and work with policymakers to implement them. From our deliberately antiracist approach, to our unique structure and process, to our ability to scale the size of our teams, to our location in the policy capital of the world, our non-partisan “Antiracism Center,” or ARPC, is primed for a life of impact. No other center of this name and kind exists.
The Southern Center for Human Rights is working for equality, dignity, and justice for people impacted by the criminal legal system in the Deep South. SCHR fights for a world free from mass incarceration, the death penalty, the criminalization of poverty, and racial injustice.
SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals working to undermine white supremacy and to work toward racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability.
We work to connect people across the country while supporting and collaborating with local and national racial justice organizing efforts. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change.
Website: https: showingupforracialjustice.org
The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) formed in December of 2014, was created as a space for Black organizations across the country to debate and discuss the current political conditions, develop shared assessments of what political interventions were necessary in order to achieve key policy, cultural and political wins, convene organizational leadership in order to debate and co-create a shared movement wide strategy. Under the fundamental idea that we can achieve more together than we can separately.
For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.
CUAPB is an all-volunteer organization that was formed in December 2000 in the aftermath of the shooting death of Charles “Abuka” Sanders by Minneapolis police. As we worked to try to achieve justice for Abuka’s family, we came to the realization that while many people respond in powerful ways to brutal police killings and other egregious incidents, handling each case separately is not an effective way to deal with police brutality. Reinventing the wheel with each new case is reactive, not proactive, and almost assures there will be more cases. It was time to form an organization to take on police brutality 24/7/365 and to work on day-to-day abuses with the idea that taking them on could reduce the number of more serious incidents. In mid-December 2000, CUAPB held its first meeting on a Saturday at Hosmer Library in Minneapolis.
Places to Donate
Minnesota Freedom Fund
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund
Emergency Release Fund
National Bail Out
The Bronx Freedom Fund
Covid Bail Out NYC
Directory of Community Bail Funds
The Bail Project
George Floyd Memorial Fund
This campaign is organized by George Floyd’s sister, Philonise Floyd, to support George’s family as they continue to seek justice.
Fund for George Floyd
This campaign is organized by George Floyd’s sister, Bridgett Floyd, to support George’s daughter Gianna.
I Run With Maud
This campaign is organized by Ahmaud Arbery’s best friend, Akeem Baker, in support of Ahmaud’s mother, Ms. Wanda Cooper-Jones, and her immediate family.
In Memory of Tony McDade
This campaign is organized by Shani Angela, on behalf of Wanda McDade, in support of Tony’s family.