Hey y’all! If you saw our Instagram post last week, we muted ourselves for the week in support of the Black Lives Matter Movement to learn, listen, and research on racism as well as our white privilege. We took the challenge to heart and decided to put together a resource guide for everyone who wants to continue to help abolish the racism that is so deeply ingrained in our society. We know that this is hard, challenging, and uncomfortable, but that is when change can really happen.
Organizations to follow
- Antiracism Center: Twitter | Instagram
- Audre Lorde Project: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- Black Lives Matter: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- Black Women’s Blueprint: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- Color Of Change: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- Colorlines: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- The Conscious Kid: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- Equal Justice Initiative (EJI): Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- Families Belong Together: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- Justice League NYC: Twitter | Instagram + Gathering For Justice: Twitter | Instagram
- The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- MPowerChange: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- Muslim Girl: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- NAACP: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- National Domestic Workers Alliance: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- RAICES: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ): Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- SisterSong: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
- United We Dream: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
Places to Donate (link)
Black Visions Collective– A black, trans, and queer-led organization that is committed to dismantling systems of oppression and violence, and shifting the public narrative to create transformative, long-term change.
Reclaim the Block– Coalition that advocates for and invests in community-led safety initiatives in
the Minneapolis neighborhood.
Minnesota Freedom Fund– Community-based nonprofit that pays criminal bail and immigration bonds for individuals who have been arrested while protesting police brutality.
George Floyd Memorial Fund– Official GOFUNDME to support the Floyd family
Campaign Zero– Online platform and organization that utilizes research-based policy solutions to end police brutality in America
Unicorn Riot– Non-profit organization that is dedicated to exposing root causes of dynamic social and environmental issues
Black Lives Matter– To eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes
Know Your Rights Camp– Aim to advance Black and Brown youth education and self-empowerment through events and campaigns
Communities United Against Police Brutality– a Twin-Cities based organization that was created to deal with police brutality on an ongoing basis.
I Run With Maud– GOFUNDME to assist Ahmaud’s mother; Ms. Wanda Cooper-Jones and her immediate family
NAACP Legal Defense Fund– a legal organization fighting for racial justice through litigation, advocacy, and public education
American Civil Liberties Union– to fight government abuse and to vigorously defend individual freedoms including speech and religion, a woman’s right to choose, the right to due process, citizens’ rights to privacy, and much more.
You can donate with no money through youtube here
* Do not donate to change.org as all money does not go to the causes but to change.org themselves.
Petitions to Sign if You Support the Black Lives Matter Movement
If you are international and aren’t able to sign here are some zip codes to use:
90015 – Los Angeles, California
10001 – New York City, New York
75001 – Dallas, Texas
White House Petition – Justice for George Floyd
For a full list of petitions to sign, head here (https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/#petitions)
Black Businesses to Shop (Especially on July 5th and 7th)
Beauty & Personal Care
Johntines Boutique (Plus Size)
Plush Plus (Plus Size)
A Little Bit Of Everything
She Makes Delicious (Meal Prep Subscription Box)
Mac & Yease (vegan)
Movies/Shows to Watch if You Support the Black Lives Matter Movement
Podcasts to Help Understand The Black Lives Matter Movement
1619 (New York Times)
Code Switch (NPR)
Intersectionality Matters! Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw
Pod For The Cause (Leadership Conf on Civil & Human Rights)
Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)
Books to Read
Being well-read on the injustices that many POC face, and being able to call them out when you see them is one way that you can help the Black Lives Matter Movement.
Here is a great website that lists Black-owned bookstores in the US
Articles to read
When thinking about the Black Lives Matter Movement as a white person, you want to be mindful of the things you’re doing or not doing that can really help the movement.
*More Anti-Racism Resources can be found here.
*National Resource List from @BotanicalDyke-