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! 1. Demand Justice for Breonna Taylor. 2. Find your local bail fund. 3. Check your voter registration. 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. Learn More:The Reckoning Will Be Incomplete Without Black Women and Girls via the AtlanticWhat will it take for America to understand the pain of black women? via The LilyWhy Are Black Women and Girls Still an Afterthought in Our Outrage Over Police Violence? via TimeAfter Breonna Taylor’s death, a look at other black women killed during police encounters via ABC NewsWe All Failed Oluwatoyin Salau. All of Us. via Wear Your VoiceBlack Mothers Are Dying at an Alarming Rate—Here’s How You Can Be an Ally via The EverymomTake Action:Donate to Justice for Black Girls’ Oluwatoyin Salau Freedom Fighters FundDonate to The Homeless Black Trans Women FundDonate to The Okra ProjectDonate to For the GworlsDonate to Sister Song’s Birth Justice Care FundDonate to the Trans Women of Color CollectiveSign the Pledge to Protect Black Women and Girls via Color of Change The African American Policy Forum’s #SayHerName CampaignBYP100’s She Safe, We Safe Campaign Over 20 Ways To Help Protect Black Women via TheRealRJMAnd always #SayHerName: Breona Taylor, Vernicia Woodard, Joyce Clarke, Yahira Nesby, Dejanay Stanton, Natasha Mckenna, Michelle Cusseaux, Tanisha Anderson, Keanna Mattel, Michelle “Tamika” Washington, Kenne McFadden, Muhlaysia Booker, Sandra Bland, Pamela Turner, Bettie Jones, Atatiana Jefferson, Rekia Boyd, Shelly Frey, Kayla Moore 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. Accessible Mental Health Resources for Black Women via Shannon Barbour for Harper’s Bazaar12 Black Mental-Health and Wellness Resources to Follow on Instagram via Lauren Valenti for VogueHow To Find a Virtual Black Therapist via Imadé Nibokun Borha for Essence13 mental health resources for black people trying to cope right now via Rebecca Ruiz for MashableSupporting Black LGBTQ Youth Mental Health by Tia Dole, Ph.D., Chief Clinical Operations Officer at The Trevor ProjectA Twitter thread from End Rape on Campus: Self-Care Reminders and Resources for Black People and People of ColorResource: Finding a Therapist + Crisis Hotlines via the DearBlackWomanProject Black Female Therapists DirectoryBalanced Black Girl PodcastBrown Girl Self Care Black Lives Matter Meditation for Healing Racial Trauma via Dr. Candice Nicole Hargons Support Black Women-Led and Centered Organizations Here are dozens of fantastic Black women-led and centered organizations to support, amplify, and follow. Higher Heights for America @higherheights4Black Girls Code @blackgirlscodeGirlTrek @girltrekBlack Girls Vote @blackgirlsvoteGirls for Gender Equity @ggenycMs. Foundation @msfoundationArray Now @arraynowBlack Alliance for Just Immigration @instabajiBuy From a Black Woman @buyfromablackwomanBlack Women for Wellness @bw4wlaBlack Women’s Blueprint @blackwomensblueprintLoveland Foundation @thelovelandfoundationAudre Lorde Project @audrelordeprojectSisterSong @sistersong_wocBlack Mamas Matter @blackmamasmatterNational Bail Out @nationalbailoutEssie Justice Group @essie4justiceA Long Walk Home @alongwalkhomeBlack Women’s Health Imperative @blkwomenshealthThe Good Girl Movement @thegoodgirlmovementCampus Curlz @campuscurlzHer Place Is In @herplaceisinThe Marsha P Johnson Institute @mpjinstituteChisholm Leadership Academy @chisholmleadersBlack Women’s Roundtable @ncbcp_bwrBlack Voters Matter @BlackVotersMtrBlack Women Radicals @blackwomenradicalsBlack Futures Lab @BlackFuturesLabJustice for Black Girls @justice4blackgirls 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. If you don’t know where to start, check out White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh and Anti-racism resources for white people via Alyssa Klein and Sarah Sophie Flicker.Justice in June Education Schedule by Autumn GuptaAn Antiracist Reading List via Ibram X. Kendi for the New York Times and What Is an Anti-Racist Reading List For? via Lauren Michele Jackson for New York Magazine10 Books About Race To Read Instead Of Asking A POC To Explain It To You via Sadie Trombetta for BustleWe Need to Be Actively Anti-Racist—18 Articles to Help You Understand and Take Action via The EveryGirlActions for Solidarity: #BlackTransLivesMatter20+ Allyship Actions for Asians to Show Up for the Black Community Right Now via Michelle Kim for MediumHow Latinx People Can Fight Anti-Black Racism via Angie Jaime for Teen Vogue5 Steps Latinxs Can Take to Combat Anti-Blackness from Voto LantinoEducational Resources for Asian-American Allyship via Gigi WongTranslations of Letters for Black Lives via MediumAnti-racism resources in SpanishImportant Twitter thread about the Racism Blind SpotTwitter thread about how systemic racism affects every aspect of lifeRead the #FergusonSyllabusConfronting Racism in Communities via Racial Equality ToolsRaising Race Conscious Children: a resource for talking about race with young childrenYour Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup via Pretty GoodTell Your Kids the Truth About This Moment via the AtlanticA Guide for Teachers: Let’s Talk About Anti-Blackness 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. Buy Black via Mona Chalabi For the month of June: WAWO Black Women-Owned Virtual Pop-Up!Twitter thread of list of Black-owned businesses that you can shop at onlineDirectory of Black-Owned Businesses via Official Black Wall StreetThe Black Lives Matter Greenlist of Companies Supporting Racial Justice with MoneyBooks by Black authors to pre-order!Black-Owned Bookstores to support as you build anti-racist reading listsMahogany Books located in Washington, DCSemicolon located in Chicago, ILFrugal Bookstore located in Roxbury, MAEso Won Books located in Los Angeles, CA The Lit Bar located in Bronx, NY Harriett’s Bookshop located in Philadelphia, PASource Booksellers located in Detroit, MISister’s Uptown located in New York, NYUncle Bobbies located in Philadelphia, PALoyalty Books located in Silver Spring, MDFulton Street Books located in Tulsa, OKTurning Page Bookshop located in Goose Creek, SCEye See Me located in St. Louis, MOWild Fig Books in Lexington, KYAnd more:47 black-owned bookstores across the country that you can support via EWTwitter thread of Black-owned indie bookstores to support 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. InstagramImani Perry @imaniperryAlicia Garza @chasinggarza Tamika Mallory @tamikadmallory Amanda Seales @amandasealesLuvvie Ajayi Jones @luvvieBrittany Packnett Cunningham @mspackyettiEricka Hart @iharterickaMovement For Black Lives @mvmnt4blklivesPatrisse Cullors-Brignac @osopepatrisseMari Copeny @littlemissflintOpal Tometi @opalayoRachel Elizabeth Cargle @rachel.cargleRaquel Willis @raquel_willisTwitterKimberle Crenshaw @sandylocksBree Newsome Bass @BreeNewsomeRoxane Gay @rgayIjeoma Oluo @IjeomaOluoCrutches & Spice @Imani_BarbarinAngie Thomas @angiecthomasNikole Hannah Jones @nhannahjonesMikki Kendall @KarnythiaSami Schalk @DrSamiSchalkUché Blackstock @uche_blackstockReni Eddo-Lodge @renireniTressie McMillan Cottom @tressiemcphdBlack Women Artists, Chefs, and more Sherrie Silver @sherriesilverRhea Dillon @rheadillonIndya Moore @indyamooreTanya Compas @tanyacompas Kimberly Drew @museummammyAlima Lee @alima_leeStephanie Yeboah @stephanieyeboahTracy G. @itstracygMariel Buque @dr.marielbuqueDani Cooke @ohhappydaniCandance Marie @marie_mag_Danielle Prescod @daniellepChristina Brown @lovebrownsugarChizi Duru @chiziduruBisa Butler @bisabutlerPhyllicia Bonanno @phyllicia.bonannoDanielle Acoff @yellabellaJenné Claiborne @sweetpotatosoulBee Harris @gobeeharris 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. Template for Holding Your Employer Accountable for Racial Justice written by Whitney EvansTemplate for Holding Your Academic Institution Accountable for Racial Justice written by Brittney Williams and Samantha RushworthTemplate for Holding Your Local School District Accountable for Racial Justice written by Tamara LaLande and Anna Yates 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. Movement for Black LivesBlack Lives MatterBlack Emotional And Mental Health CollectiveColor of ChangeKnow Your Rights CampShowing Up for Racial JusticeBYP100And how to financially help BLM with NO MONEY/leaving your house via YouTube! Turn off any ad blockers and watch all ads that pop up on this video. 100% of the advertising revenue made from AdSense will be donated to associations that offer protester bail funds, help pay for family funerals, and advocacy listed at the beginning of the video. $$$ 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 NAACP Legal Defense FundNational Lawyers Guild Mass Defense Fund Memorial Funds Official George Floyd Memorial FundOfficial Gianna Floyd Fund (George Floyd’s child)George Floyd’s Sister’s FundI Run With MaudJustice for Breonna Taylor FundIn Memory of Tony McDade FundOfficial GoFundMe for Rayshard BrooksGrowing list of Victim Memorial Funds from Black Lives Matter Black LGBTQ+ Funds and Causes The Groundswell FundDevin Michael Lowe Trans travel fundCenter for Black EquityThe Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant ProjectThe Marsha P Johnson InstituteThe Homeless Black Trans Women FundBTFA Black Trans Protestors Emergency FundBlack LGBTQIA+ Migrant ProjectBlack & Pink National Bail Fund 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. Know Your Rights as a Protestor via the ACLUTwitter thread + video on how to help someone if they’ve been sprayed with tear gasGuide for Protesting Safely from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezBlack Lives Matter has compiled a list of Advice for ProtestorsTips For and By Undocumented People Who Want to Protest from R29 SomosTwitter thread on taking care of your body during protests amid COVID-19Disability-inclusive protest etiquette via @strengthcenteredspeech on InstagramAn online tool to blur faces in photos from protestsHow to Protest Safely in the Age of Surveillance via WiredTwitter video of white woman using her body to protect a Black protestor—this is what using your privilege looks likeHow to Safely and Ethically Film Police Misconduct via Palika Makam, WITNESS for Teen VogueNational Lawyers Guild Legal Observer Program for protestsSpreadsheet of Lawyers providing Pro Bono support to protestors by State via @botanicaldyke on TwitterSome powerful context for these protests from @domrobxrtsAnd 26 Ways to Be in the Struggle Beyond the Streets 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! List of Bail Funds for Protestors from the National Bail Fund NetworkCommunity Bail Funds for Each State by Nola BoasbergThe Bail ProjectNational Bailout #FreeBlackMamasCommunity Justice ExchangeBail and Mutual Funds by State via RollingStoneSplit a donation between 70+ community bail funds, mutual aid funds, and racial justice organizers via ActBlue 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.) Justice for George Floyd, Charge the Hennepin County Medical Examiner for minimizing George Floyd’s C.O.D., and Tell Minneapolis City Council to Defund the PoliceJustice for Breonna Taylor and #JusticeforBre: Police officers who killed Breonna Taylor must be FIRED.Justice for Ahmaud Arbery, Pass Georgia Hate Crime Bill, and Disbarment of George E. BarnhillJustice For Tony McDadeJustice for the Murder of Rayshard BrooksCall to Action for Williamson County Sheriff’s Office: Justice for Javier AmblerHands Up ActNAACP We Are Done Dying campaign #DefundThePoliceACLU Divest from Police. Invest in Black and Brown CommunitiesMcDonald’s, Chick fil A and Burger King: If Black lives matter, pay your Black employeesTwitter thread of petitions that haven’t reached their goals!Growing list of Petitions to Sign from Black Lives Matter 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. Make calls for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. Black Lives Matter also put together great Text or Call instructions.Call your House representative about a resolution condemning police brutalityAnd speaking of your representatives, please make sure you’re registered to vote. 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! SHARE A RESOURCE Compiled Lists of State-Level Resources List of Bail Funds for Protestors from the National Bail Fund NetworkCommunity Bail Funds for Each State by Nola BoasbergMapping the Field: Interactive US Map of Organizations Addressing Police Accountability and Racial Justice by Funders for Justice AlabamaMontgomery Bail Out AlaskaCOMING SOON! ArizonaTucson Second Chance Community Bail FundBlack People’s Justice Fund ArkansasCOMING SOON! CaliforniaPeople’s Budget LABlack Lives Matter LAPeople’s City Council Freedom FundJusticeLAOrange County Bail FundSan Diego Community FundNorCal Resist Activist Bail & ICE Bond FundYouth Justice Coalition ColoradoColorado Freedom FundColorado Springs Protest Support FundDenver Black Lives Matter Fund ConnecticutConnecticut Bail Fund DelawareCOMING SOON! DCDC 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 FloridaThe Dream DefendersCommunity Bail FundTampa Bay Community Support FundTallahassee Community Action Committee GeorgiaAtlanta Solidarity FundAthens Freedom Fund Hawaii Hawaii Community Bail Fund IdahoCOMING SOON! Illinois Champaign County Bailout CoalitionChicago Community Bond FundWinnebago Bond Project IndianaCOMING SOON! IowaEastern Iowa Community Bond Project KansasBLM Lawrence Bail Fund KentuckyLouisville Community Bail FundLexington Bail Fund LouisianaNew Orleans Safety & Freedom Fund MaineCOMING SOON! MarylandBaltimore Action Legal Team MassachusettsBlack Lives Matter BostonViolence in BostonMassachusetts Bail Fund MichiganDetroit Justice Center (and specifically The Bail Project)Michigan LiberationDetroit Heals DetroitDetroit BLM Protester Medical Relief FundNational Lawyers Guild DetroitSugar Law Center for Economic and Social JusticeNew DetroitMetropolitan Organizing Strategy Enabling Strength (MOSES)Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality (their Facebook group) MinnesotaCommunities United Against Police BrutalityBlack Visions CollectiveReclaim The Block MississippiMississippi Bail Fund Collective MissouriMissouri Black Protester Relief FundShirley’s Kitchen CabinetRace Project KCAction St. LouisArchCity Defenders MontanaCOMING SOON! NebraskaCOMING SOON! NevadaCOMING SOON! New HampshireCOMING SOON! New JerseyBail Fund For New Jersey Protesters New MexicoCOMING SOON! New YorkCommunities United For Police Reform North CarolinaNorth Carolina Mutual Aid and Bail FundsGreensboro Mutual Aid and Bail FundAsheville Defund the Police Scripts North DakotaCOMING SOON! OhioCanton/Akron Bail FundBLM ClevelandColumbus Freedom Fund OklahomaCOMING SOON! OregonPDX Protest Bail Fund Pennsylvania#PhillyWeRise Philadelphia, Defund Police!Philadelphia Community Bail FundPhiladelphia Bail Fund Rhode IslandCOMING SOON! South CarolinaCharleston Protestor FundBLM Charleston Bail Fund South DakotaCOMING SOON! Tennessee Hamilton Community Bail FundMemphis Community Bail FundNashville Community Bail Fund TexasFaith in Texas Luke 4:18 Bail FundTexas Protest Resources, Donations, & ActionsTexas Organizing Project Bailout FundTarrant County Community Bail FundAustin Justice Coalition Utah COMING SOON! VermontCOMING SOON! Virginia Richmond Community Bail FundRoanoke Community Bail Fund WashingtonBlack Lives Matter Seattle-King County website and Facebook page West VirginiaBlack Lives Matter West Virginia WisconsinFree the 350 Bail FundFreedom IncMilwaukee Freedom Fund WyomingCOMING SOON!