Anti-Racist + Black Lives Matter Movement Resources
There’s a lot of important information and content being circulated online, so Team ATPB pooled together to create a list of anti-racist and Black Lives Matter movement resources as well as mental health organizations. Our hope is that anyone committing to being an ally will educate and self reflect, and encourage those around you to as well. We will update this list regularly, so please share any resources with us to include here. On our All the Pretty Birds Instagram, you will also find a highlight dedicated to #BLM Resources.
We are opening the list with mental health resources, because it is paramount to take care of ourselves while processing our emotions amid this time, which has been so triggering and traumatizing for many. Our hearts are with each of you, Pretty Birds, let’s keep our collective foot on the gas.
Mental Health Resources
- DharmaPunx Meditation Podcast
- Black Female Therapists
- The Loveland Foundation
- National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color
- Black Girl In Om
- Ethel’s Club
- Inclusive Therapists
- Therapy for Black Men
- Melanin & Mental Health
Education and Self-Reflection
- Anti-Racism Resources for White People
- Systemic Racism Explained
- Mapping Our Roles in a Social Change Ecosystem + Reflection Guide
- Open Yale Course: African American History: From Emancipation to the Present
- Reading for Racial Justice
- The Great Unlearn: Monthly Courses
- Elizabeth’s Books and Writing Centre
- The Conscious Kid
- Nonviolent Communication
- Elements of White Middle Class Dominant Culture
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I’m on the Internet too much and I have seen many comments in the past few days from white folks saying they don’t know what to do. I made this specifically for you. It is in no way comprehensive but I am hoping it is a start on your Allyship journey. Some Black people may be willing to teach you, but please remember: it is not their job. There is so much more I could add here so I might make a part 2. Edit: FAQ (will update as questions come) ⭐️ yes you can post to your feed ⭐️ yes you can translate this into every language ⭐️ yes you can add this to any resource document, school report, workplace email thread. Share it anywhere ⭐️ A few folks have asked where to direct donations for my labor making this post. You can do so here http://www.gisellebuchanan.com/donate
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During my public address yesterday one of the intentional action items I suggested was holding your employer or organization accountable for how they are showing up for racial justice. With this document you can copy, paste and edit for your details, sign and ship it off to the email inbox who needs to see it. • Head to the link in my bio for a free template you may find helpful in addressing the need for accountability from the leaders in the places you work and could also be applied to the leaders of the vendors where you spend your money. • Thank you to @whitevaz for volunteering to draft this for our use. We all must do our part in every way that we can. This is work that needs to be enacted in all situations not just upon the death of yet another black life. • #RevolutionNow • If you find value in learning with me please consider joining us over at @thegreatunlearn. Link in bio 🙏🏾 • Tag a co-worker, friend, neighbor, colleague and anyone else whom you would like to suggest make use of this document as well. • Edit: you have permission to share this in spaces that may find value in this tool.
Organizations, Fundraisers, and Petitions
- Black Lives Matter
- Campaign Zero
- Black Visions Collective
- Reclaim the Block
- National Bail Fund Network
- Free Them All for Public Health
- National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls
- Black Youth Project 100
- Live Free USA
- The Loveland Foundation Therapy Fund for Black Women and Girls
- The Marsha P. Johnson Institute
- Equal Justice Initiative
- We The Protesters
- National Police Accountability Project
- When We All Vote
- Run For Something
- Run With Maud
- The Innocence Project
- Black Visions Collective
- Communities United Against Police Brutality
- Northside Funders Group
- Go Fund Me: Healing Path Wellness
- George Floyd Memorial Fund – 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.
- Minnesota Freedom Fund – MN Freedom Fund remains committed to #FreeThemAll. We say again: it is wrong to cage people, to jail those who are not a risk to themselves or their communities, to imprison those who cannot afford to pay the ransom of bail, and to hold in detention those whose “crime” is being born in a different part of the world.
- I Run with Maud – To assist Ahmaud’s mother and immediate family with financial support in their struggle for justice for the murder of Ahmaud Marquez Arbery.
- Justice for Breonna Taylor – A petition calling for the three police officers responsible for her death, to be fired and for all charges against Kenneth Walker to be dropped immediately.
- National Bail Out Fund- Black Mamas – A Black-led and Black-centered collective of abolitionist organizers, lawyers and activists building a community-based movement to support our folks and end systems of pretrial detention and ultimately mass incarceration
- Together We Rise – Improving the lives of children in foster care who are often forgotten and neglected by society.
- Protestor Bail Out – Seeking to bail out those protesting in our current state of civil unrest, brought onto us by the systematic racism that allows officers to kill our black and brown sisters and brothers.
- Know Your Rights Camp – Initiative has identified and teamed up with top defense lawyers in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area to provide legal resources for those in need.
- ACLU – Fund our critical work to protect voting rights, demand that vulnerable people in prisons, jails and immigration detention centers be released, and fight to ensure reproductive health care remains open and accessible to all who need it.
- Fair Fight – Fair Fight 2020 is building voter protection teams with Democratic state parties or local allies across the country to protect the right to vote–and we’re starting now. Sign up today to ensure that 2020 is a Fair Fight.
- Committee to Protect Journalists – Independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide. We defend the right of journalists to report the news safely and without fear of reprisal.
International Resources + Protest Tips
- UK Black Racial Justice and Community Organizations & Networks by @gaylenegould
- Tips from Hong Kong protests
Volunteer Opportunities in New York
- RETI – Broadening disaster relief efforts to include resources and protective gear for New York’s essential workers, who largely consist of individuals in Black and Latino communities.
- Last Mile – Profiled in the New Yorker as the bucket brigade for distributing PPE to healthcare workers with priority on hospitals serving black and brown communities that are most at-risk and under-resourced.
- Covenant House – For over 45 years, Covenant House New York (CHNY) has been a leader in providing residential services to vulnerable homeless, runaway, and exploited youth with volunteer opportunities in life skills, workforce development and personal shopping.
- New Yorkers for Children – As the non-profit partner to the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), New Yorkers For Children is tasked with funding, piloting, and implementing innovative programs that will improve outcomes of youth in the child welfare system with a focus on foster care.
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