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Racial Justice Resources

Resources for action and learning to support the Black Lives Matter movement, the fight for racial justice, and dismantling white supremacy.

 

Support the movement and support yourself in this crucial work

Supporting Black LGBTQ+ Youth Mental Health | The Trevor Project

Healing in Action: A Toolkit for Black Lives Matter Healing Justice & Direct Action | Black Lives Matter

A Holistic Toolkit for Coping With Racial Trauma | Nappy Head Club

10 minute affirmations for black and brown lives | Be Steadwell

Black Emotional and Mental Health: Healing and Support Virtual Spaces | Beam

4 Self-Care Resources for Days When the World is Terrible | Colorlines

How to Unplug, Set Boundaries, and Practice Self-Care During Tumultuous Times | them.

 

Learn about race, racism, and privilege

LGBTQ #BlackLivesMatter Town Hall (video) | Equality Florida

LGBTQ+ Community Dismantling White Supremacy (video) | GLAD, GLSEN, NCLR, The Task Force, OutFront Minnesota, and Equality Federation

Anti-Racist Resource Guide | Victoria Alexander, MEd.

A Guide to Allyship | Black Lives Matter

Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources | Anna Stamborski, Nikki Zimmermann, and Bailie Gregory

Non-Black Latinx Resources on Anti-Blackness | Andrew Garcia Chavez

Anti-Racism Resources for White People | Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein

Anti-racism Resource Guide | Tasha K

Resources & Tools Regarding Racism & Anti/Blackness | Tatum Dorrell, Matt Herndon, and Jourdan Dorrell

National Resource List | Minneapolis Uprising & Beyond

Glossary of Racial Equity Terms | Racial Equity Tools

How Latinx People Can Fight Anti-Black Racism in Our Own Culture | Vogue

10 Steps to Non-Optical Allyship | Vogue

Resources | We Need to Talk About Whiteness

Talking About Race | National Museum of African American History and Culture

#TalkAbout Trayvon: A Toolkit for White People (PDF) | Black Lives Matter

America, This Is Your Chance | Michelle Alexander

How Can We Win | Kimberly Jones

The 1916 Project | New York Times

Boston. Racism. Image. Reality. | Boston Globe

Decolonize: Resource | Ari Sahagún and Jay Saper

Resources | Awakening the Horse Project

South Asians and Black Lives | Deepa Iyer

COVID-19 Racial Equity & Social Justice Resources | Racial Equity Tools

An Educators Guide to This Moment: Resources for Educators, Parents, and Students | MCPS Equity Initiatives

White Supremacy Culture (PDF) | Tema Okun

Dismantling Racism Works Web Workbook | dRworks

 

Books, film, and podcasts

The Anti-Racist Reading List | Ibram X. Kendi

How to Be an AntiRacist (Podcast) | Unlocking Us with Brené Brown

How to be an Antiracist (Video) | MoveOn

The Code Switch Guide To Race And Policing | NPR’s Code Switch

RACE: The Power of an Illusion | California Newsreel

Book and Film Lists | Racial Equity Tools

The 1916 Project Podcast | New York Times

The History Of White People In America, Episode One: How America Invented Race (Video) | PBS

10 Books About Race To Read Instead Of Asking A Person Of Color To Explain Things To You | Bustle

This List Of Books, Films And Podcasts About Racism Is A Start, Not A Panacea | NPR’s Code Switch

Revolution Playlist (Audio) | Rachel Cargle

Dr. Robin DiAngelo discusses ‘White Fragility’ | Seattle Channel

 

Get involved and take action

Week of Action (ongoing) | Movement for Black Lives

Week of Action (ongoing) | Families For Justice as Healing

26 Ways to Be in the Struggle Beyond the Streets | Contributors

How to financially help BLM without money or leaving your house | Zoe Amir

Speak Up for Racial Justice: Contact your Legislators (Massachusetts) | Citizens for Juvenile Justice

5 Ways White People Can Take Action in Response to White and State-Sanctioned Violence | SURJ

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice | Corine Shutack

Speak Up: Responding to Everyday Bigotry | Southern Poverty Law Center

Social Impact Teams | Violence in Boston

Racial Justice Online Action Center | Center for Racial & Gender Equity

Dear White People, This is What We Want You to Do | Inside the Kandi Dish

Volunteer or donate to your local bail fund | National Bail Fund Network

Navigating Personal Safety While Taking Action as an LGBTQ Young Person | The Trevor Project

LGBTQ Families for Black Lives Toolkit (PDF) | Family Equality

Support BIPOC-owned businesses

 

Protest safely and effectively

If you are going to protest, make sure you know your legal rights, how to exercise them, and are prepared to protest safely.

Know Your Rights: Protesters’ Rights (en español) | ACLU

Know Your Rights: Policing, Prisons, & Criminal Justice | GLAD

Know Your Rights (multiple languages) | National Lawyers Guild

Know Your Rights: Protesting While LGBTQ or HIV+ | Lambda Legal

How to Protest Safely During a Pandemic | Vice

How to Protest Police Brutality Safely and Effectively | them.

Sanitization Protocol for Direct Action During COVID-19 | Adapted from QueerCare

Surveillance Self-Defense: Attending a Protest | Electronic Frontier Foundation

 

Policy and demanding structural change

Civil Rights Coalition Letter on Federal Policing Priorities | Civil Rights Coalition

American Police | NPR

#PeopleNotPrisons – Newcomers’ Action Guide | Families for Justice as Healing

Reading Towards Abolition: A Reading List on Policing, Rebellion, and the Criminalization of Blackness | Abusable Past Collective

Legal Regime Needed to Achieve Police Reform | Interview with Sherrilyn Ifill, Director Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Structural Racism & Police Violence | Sage Publishing

Race, Power and Policy: Dismantling Structural Racism (PDF) | National People’s Action by the Grassroots Policy Project

History of Racism and Movements | Racial Equity Tools

A starter reading list on how child welfare policies harm Black people, families, and communities | Robert Latham

An Annotated Bibliography on Structural Racism Present in the U.S. Food System | Michigan State University

We Came to Learn: A Call to Action for Police-Free Schools | Advancement Project

 

We will continue to update this page with additional resources. If there are resources you think should be included on this page, please let us know.