Anti-Racism Resource Hub

ANTI-RACISM RESOURCE HUB

There is no gender justice without racial justice. We, The United State of Women, are committed to supporting Black communities, centering Black voices, and following the example of Black movement leaders as we work to eradicate systems of white supremacy, including within the gender equity movement. 

Below is a growing list of steps you can take to fight structural racism today and make it a more prominent part of your activism moving forward.

If you only have 3 minutes, here are 3 ways to take action!

Protect Black Women and Girls

Center Black Women and Girls

Black women and girls have always been instrumental in the fight for racial justice and other social justice movements, but too often, they have been left behind by the very movements that should protect and uplift them. We must center Black women in all our activism and commit to protecting Black women and girls everyday. Here is a short list of educational resources and actions you can take to turn these ideals into action.

Virtual Mental Health Resources for Black Women

This moment is traumatic for so many, but it’s felt particularly and profoundly by Black women. As you grieve and process your pain, know that you are seen and heard. We are listening and want to support you in any and every way that we can. Below are some resources we’ve seen friends and colleagues share, and we hope they’ll help you take care of yourselves.

If you need mental health assistance right now, call the NAMI Helpline at 800-950-NAMI or text “NAMI” to 741741.

Support Black Women-Led and Centered Organizations

Here are dozens of fantastic Black women-led and centered organizations to support, amplify, and follow.

BE MORE THAN “NOT RACIST.” BE ANTI-RACIST.

We’ve all been raised within a white supremacist system, and it isn’t enough to just say you aren’t racist. Now is the time to be consciously and actively anti-racist, which means putting in energy to listening to Black voices, supporting Black communities, and unlearning racist beliefs. 

Remember that anti-racist work is a long-term endeavor, something that continues when the hashtags stop trending. Take time to consider how you can make this work part of your daily life. Talk with your friends, talk with your family, and call out racism and white supremacy wherever you see it. Here are some ways you can bring practicing anti-racism in your daily life.


Learn Anti-Racism: Educate Yourself (and Those Around You)

As Ahmed Ali reminds us, “It’s a privilege to learn about racism instead of experiencing it your whole life.” White people and non-Black people of color have a responsibility to consciously work to unlearn white supremacy and practice anti-racism. Remember that this is work we all need to do ourselves. We need to have conversations with our families and friends—don’t put the onus on Black people to educate you. 

Invest in Black Lives: Support Black-Owned Businesses

We must do more than protecting Black lives from violence and murder—we must value and support Black communities and promote long-term economic change. Support Black-owned businesses today, tomorrow, and every day after that. 

Listen Up: Black Voices to Amplify and Follow

Now is the time to take a critical look at who you are listening to and engaging with on social media. Are your social media feeds filled with diverse perspectives? Are you following people who will challenge you to sit with discomfort and dismantle racism every day? Here is a (certainly non-exhaustive) list of fantastic Black voices to follow, listen to, support, and amplify today and every day.

And don’t stop here! Follow and boost Black authors, artists, creators, and thought leaders in every area you’re interested in.


Silence is Violence: Demand Accountability in the Fight for Racial Justice

Courtesy of the incomparable Rachel Cargle and some fantastic activists who know about the power of the pen, here are FREE templates to support you as you work to hold yourself and other white people in your spaces accountable for racial justice.

NATIONAL RESOURCES

Stand Up for Black Communities: Donate to Organizations Doing the Work

Police brutality is a chronic, systemic issue facing Black communities across America—one of many forms of oppression upholding white supremacy at the expense of Black lives. If you are able, support the fight against police violence by donating to organizations doing the work to promote and safeguard Black communities. 

$$$ for Change: More Places to Direct Your Donations

Looking for more specific or direct ways to donate money to support Black lives? There are countless funds supporting victims and their families, fighting for legal justice, and promoting an equitable and liberated future for all Black people.

Legal Funds

Memorial Funds

Black LGBTQ+ Funds and Causes

Hit the Streets (Safely): Resources for Protestors

Across the country, protestors are standing up for justice and fighting for a future that values, affirms, and protects Black lives. In the time of COVID-19 and violent police responses to recent protests, anyone protesting should take every step possible to ensure their immediate and future safety. 

Support Protestors: Donate to Bail Funds

Thousands of people have been arrested for participating in recent protests. One of the most immediate ways you can support these protestors, if you have the financial means, is to donate to bail funds. Please note that due to massive outpourings of support in recent days, some bail funds are asking people to direct their donations to other local organizations fighting for Black communities. Check out the social media and website of the funds you plan to donate to and see if they are redirecting donations!

Make Your Voice Heard: Sign Petitions

Now is not the time to be silent or restrict your activism to virtue-signaling social media posts. Ensure the nation realizes how strong this movement is by adding your name to petitions calling for justice. (Quick note: Change.org is a private corporation. If you make donations to them after you sign a petition, those funds do NOT go towards the petitions or organizations asking for your signature. Consider donating instead to the nonprofits and mutual funds listed on this page.)

Pick Up the Phone: Call Elected Officials

Make sure elected officials aren’t just hearing from racist Americans who want to uphold a white supremacist status quo. Pick up the phone and literally call for justice. Not sure what to say? These organizations have put together prompts and scripts to support you.

RESOURCES IN YOUR STATE

If you know of any organizations, funds, or actions in your area that are supporting protestors or fighting to protect Black lives, you can submit them below!

Compiled Lists of State-Level Resources

Alabama
Montgomery Bail Out


Alaska
COMING SOON!


Arizona
Tucson Second Chance Community Bail Fund
Black People’s Justice Fund


Arkansas
COMING SOON!


California
People’s Budget LA
Black Lives Matter LA
People’s City Council Freedom Fund
JusticeLA
Orange County Bail Fund
San Diego Community Fund
NorCal Resist Activist Bail & ICE Bond Fund
Youth Justice Coalition


Colorado
Colorado Freedom Fund
Colorado Springs Protest Support Fund
Denver Black Lives Matter Fund


Connecticut
Connecticut Bail Fund


Delaware
COMING SOON!


DC
DC Doesn’t Have a Bail Fund. Here’s How You Can Donate to Help Protesters.
Through June 16: Submit testimony to DC City Council Toolkit: #NoNewJailsDC #DefundMPD & #DefendBlackLife


Florida
The Dream Defenders
Community Bail Fund
Tampa Bay Community Support Fund
Tallahassee Community Action Committee


Georgia
Atlanta Solidarity Fund
Athens Freedom Fund


Hawaii
Hawaii Community Bail Fund


Idaho
COMING SOON!


Illinois
Champaign County Bailout Coalition
Chicago Community Bond Fund
Winnebago Bond Project


Indiana
COMING SOON!


Iowa
Eastern Iowa Community Bond Project


Kansas
BLM Lawrence Bail Fund


Kentucky
Louisville Community Bail Fund
Lexington Bail Fund


Louisiana
New Orleans Safety & Freedom Fund


Maine
COMING SOON!


Maryland
Baltimore Action Legal Team


Massachusetts
Black Lives Matter Boston
Violence in Boston
Massachusetts Bail Fund


Michigan
Detroit Justice Center (and specifically The Bail Project)
Michigan Liberation
Detroit Heals Detroit
Detroit BLM Protester Medical Relief Fund
National Lawyers Guild Detroit
Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice
New Detroit
Metropolitan Organizing Strategy Enabling Strength (MOSES)
Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality (their Facebook group)


Minnesota
Communities United Against Police Brutality
Black Visions Collective
Reclaim The Block


Mississippi
Mississippi Bail Fund Collective


Missouri
Missouri Black Protester Relief Fund
Shirley’s Kitchen Cabinet
Race Project KC
Action St. Louis
ArchCity Defenders


Montana
COMING SOON!


Nebraska
COMING SOON!


Nevada
COMING SOON!


New Hampshire
COMING SOON!


New Jersey
Bail Fund For New Jersey Protesters


New Mexico
COMING SOON!


New York
Communities United For Police Reform


North Carolina
North Carolina Mutual Aid and Bail Funds
Greensboro Mutual Aid and Bail Fund
Asheville Defund the Police Scripts


North Dakota
COMING SOON!


Ohio
Canton/Akron Bail Fund
BLM Cleveland
Columbus Freedom Fund


Oklahoma
COMING SOON!


Oregon
PDX Protest Bail Fund


Pennsylvania
#PhillyWeRise Philadelphia, Defund Police!
Philadelphia Community Bail Fund
Philadelphia Bail Fund


Rhode Island
COMING SOON!


South Carolina
Charleston Protestor Fund
BLM Charleston Bail Fund


South Dakota
COMING SOON!


Tennessee
Hamilton Community Bail Fund
Memphis Community Bail Fund
Nashville Community Bail Fund


Texas
Faith in Texas Luke 4:18 Bail Fund
Texas Protest Resources, Donations, & Actions
Texas Organizing Project Bailout Fund
Tarrant County Community Bail Fund
Austin Justice Coalition


Utah
COMING SOON!


Vermont
COMING SOON!


Virginia
Richmond Community Bail Fund
Roanoke Community Bail Fund


Washington
Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County website and Facebook page


West Virginia
Black Lives Matter West Virginia


Wisconsin
Free the 350 Bail Fund
Freedom Inc
Milwaukee Freedom Fund


Wyoming
COMING SOON!