A Non-Exhaustive List of Justice Resources
WAYS TO HELP RIGHT NOW
- A Carrd from BLM that provides ways to help right now including petitions, donation links, and numbers to contact elected officials.
- Support Black Businesses via Support Black Owned and this list from Marie Claire. Use these apps to find Black-owned restaurants to support in your community.
- 26 Ways to be in the Struggle Beyond the Streets - If you are unable to physically protest, here are more ways you can help.
- Write Emails - Reach out to the elected officials who have the power to bring charges in cases of racial injustice. This spreadsheet provides the contact information for those who need to hear from us.
WAYS TO EDUCATE YOURSELF
- Anti-Racism Resources for White People: This Google Doc is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. It is organized by type of resource (book, podcast, movie, article, etc.)
- A Scaffolded List of Anti-Racism Resources: This Google Doc has re-ordered many resources and organized it into a matrix. It challenges you to examine your feelings about race, then provides you with resources to confront them. It's a great starting point if you want to match your feelings to a particular resource.
- Carry Our Weight - Developed by two non-Black allies continuously striving to do better. All the resources found on the site are linked, and any credit should be given to the activists, authors, and creators of those resources. The site emphasizes the work of Black writers, authors, historians, and creators.
- What White People Can Do for Racial Justice - a list on Medium
CAUSES TO SUPPORT
Donate money or time to the following causes -
- Color of Change - Check out their current campaigns: https://colorofchange.org/campaigns/active/
- Winning Justice - Join the movement to demand prosecutors change their practices: https://www.winningjustice.org/
- Innocence Project - https://www.innocenceproject.org/getinvolved/
- National Bail Fund Network: https://www.communityjusticeexchange.org/nbfn-directory
- ACLU - https://action.aclu.org/give/now
- Campaign Zero - www.joincampaignzero.org - The comprehensive platform of research-based policy solutions to end police brutality in America.
- Black Voter Fund - https://movement.vote/funds/black-voter-fund/ - Each group has a track record of non-partisan registration, election protection, and getting voters out to the polls to make sure that Black communities are heard in the democratic process!
- Grassroots Law Project combines the best of grassroots organizing with legal expertise to radically transform policing and justice in America - https://www.grassrootslaw.org/
- Loving Day - An organization dedicated to fighting racial prejudice through education and building multicultural communities. http://lovingday.org/
LONG TERM ACTION ITEMS
- Contact your elected representatives! Resist Bot makes it easy to contact state and federal lawmakers: https://resist.bot/
- Write to your local elected officials! Check out these Tips on Writing to Your Elected Officials from the ACLU.
- Stay Up-to-Date On Elections, Register to Vote, Help Spread the Word: https://iamavoter.com/
- Make your donations to the above organizations a monthly, recurring donation.
- Continue to consciously support Black creators, artists, authors, and business-owners.
BOOKS TO READ
In addition to those books on the Anti-Racism Resources page (above), these books are about race and/or by Black authors. Order from your local bookstore or check https://libro.fm/ to buy an audiobook from an independent bookseller! You can check out this list to find a directory of Black-owned independent bookstores. Check and see if there's one near you (search by state)!
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
- Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
- White Fragility: Why It's so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
- How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
- Pruno, Ramen, and a Side of Hope: Stories of Surviving Wrongful Conviction by Courtney B. Lance, Nikki D. Pope
- Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America by Ari Berman
- So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
- Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigations of a Lifetime by Ron Stallworth
NOTE: Black, Brown and Indigenous authors write about more than race! Challenge yourself to choose your favorite genre of book, movie, music, or TV show and consciously seek out creators who look different from you. You'll get to enjoy wonderful new art and support diverse creators! Check out this list of 12 Books Written by Black Women That Should Be Required Reading to get started!
OTHER RESOURCE LISTS
These are other, more comprehensive lists of resources, including lists of accounts to follow on IG, Twitter and Facebook
- Take Action: A List of Ways You Can Stand In Solidarity with the Black Community from AdHoc
- A BLM Master List of Action Items including a petition to reopen the case of Kendrick Johnson, Sandra Bland and other Black victims who have yet to receive justice.