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Racial Justice Resources
stay informed and take action
There are so many more resources; please let us know of any that should be added. Thank you.
- The Antiracist Research & Policy Center: Website
- Black Lives Matter: Website
- Black Lives Matter has various local chapters. Find yours here.
- Campaign Zero: Website
- Color Of Change: Website
- Equal Justice Initiative (EJI): Website
- The Loveland Foundation: Website
- NAACP: Website
- NAACP Legal Defense Fund: Website
- Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ): Website
- SURJ has various local chapters. Find yours here.
- Southern Poverty Law Center: Website
- Woke Vote: Website
- Zinn Education Project: Website
Where to Donate, Sign Petitions, and Get Information
Black Lives Matter Foundation
#BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.
Campaign ZERO was developed with contributions from activists, protesters and researchers across the nation. This data-informed platform presents comprehensive solutions to end police violence in America. It integrates community demands and policy recommendations from research organizations and President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing.
Founded by Stacey Abrams, promotes fair elections by bringing voter discrimination to light with education programs and election reform advocacy.
George Floyd Memorial Fund
This fund is established to cover funeral and burial expenses, mental and grief counseling, lodging and travel for all court proceedings, and to assist our family in the days to come as we continue to seek justice for George. A portion of these funds will also go to the Estate of George Floyd for the benefit and care of his children and their educational fund.
Justice for Breonna Taylor
Breonna Taylor was an award-winning EMT and model citizen. She loved her family and community. She worked at two hospitals as an essential worker during the pandemic. One month ago, a division of the Louisville Police Department performed an illegal, unannounced drug raid on her home. Not a single officer announced themselves before ramming down her door and firing 22 shots, shooting Breonna 8 times, killing her. Not only were the police at the WRONG HOUSE, but the man they were looking for had also already been arrested earlier that day.
NAACP Legal Defense Fund
While we are living in a moment unlike any we have seen before, LDF will continue to work to protect the most vulnerable in our society. During this public health emergency, the fight to defend our civil and human rights has never been more critical. Donate today to help us win landmark legal battles, protect voters across the nation, and advance the cause of racial justice, equality, and an inclusive society.
Southern Poverty Law Center
The SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.
Show Up for Racial Justice
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 are on a mission to rid us of mass incarceration, voter suppression, and urban gun violence. Woke Vote is here to challenge politicians that think about neglecting and exploiting our communities. By supporting progressive, righteous leaders and holding them accountable, we are reclaiming power and promoting justice for all.
United Negro College Fund
UNCF envisions a nation where all Americans have equal access to a college education that prepares them for rich intellectual lives, competitive and fulfilling careers, engaged citizenship and service to our nation.
Conversations About Race
National Museum of African American History and Culture
An online portal designed to help individuals, families, and communities talk about racism, racial identity and the way these forces shape every aspect of society, from the economy and politics to the broader American culture.
A website designed to help teachers and schools educate children about issues of race, diversity, social justice, and being active participants in a diverse democracy.
Books To Read
There are so many amazing books out there, but we will start with a few and keep adding resources. You can also check the availability at Black Owned Bookstores in the US to purchase these books.
- How to Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
- Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
- White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- This Book is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action and Do the Work by Tiffany Jewel and Aurelia Duran
- The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
- Just Mercy: Adapted for Young Adults by Bryan Stevenson
- Fatty Legs by Christy Jordan-Fenton
- Real American: A Memoir by Julie Lythcott-Haims
- Look at these book recommendations on the history of slavery from three historians
- Memory and Modernity: A PEN Out Loud Reading List from PEN America
Podcasts to Listen To
Films and Documentaries to Watch
There are so many wonderful films, here are a few to get started:
- When They See Us
- Just Mercy
- Time: The Kalief Browder Story
- Fruitvale Station
Support Black Businesses
Brands and buyers have the power to better distribute wealth in America and effect long-term change with your individual buying power. Please reference the following articles to learn more about supporting Black-owned businesses in your area.