If you want to be involved but don’t know where to start, we’ve made a list of resources to help you take the first step. You can also check out our Racial Justice Program to see how you can get involved. Follow our Instagram and read the Racial Justice & Advocacy Weekly Updates and Actions!
What you will find below at a glance:
- Donate & Contribute
- Other ways to support
- More Resources
In alignment with the efforts of YWCA USA and YWCA Metropolitan Chicago in eliminating racism and empowering women, we encourage you to check out the nationwide campaign Until Justice… Just Is and take the pledge to stand against racism.
Donate & Contribute
The Anti Police-Terror Project is a Black-led, multi-racial, intergenerational coalition that seeks to build a replicable and sustainable model to eradicate police terror in communities of color. We support families surviving police terror in their fight for justice, documenting police abuses and connecting impacted families and community members with resources, legal referrals, and opportunities for healing. APTP began as a project of the ONYX Organizing Committee.
Website: The Anti Police-Terror Project
The Ella Baker Center is named after Ella Baker, a brilliant, black hero of the civil rights movement. Following in her footsteps, we organize with Black, Brown, and low-income people to shift resources away from prisons and punishment, and towards opportunities that make our communities safe, healthy, and strong. Click here to donate. Click here to see their social media and actions.
Website: The Ella Baker Center
Community Ready Corps (CRC) is a liberation organization that actively builds & supports self determination in 9 specific areas. Our Prime Objective is to build and/or contribute to self-determination in disenfranchised communities. We believe that, in order to be truly self-determined, a community needs to be able to express power wherever power is being expressed. With this in mind, we work towards the empowerment of oppressed people and communities in what we call the 9 Components of Self Determination: Self Defense & Safety, Economics & Prosperity, Family Systems & Stability, Traditions & Ways, Technology & Efficacy, Education & Competence, Art & Media, Politics & Governance, Health & Well Being.
Website: Community Ready Corps (CRC)
Black Earth Farms is a grassroots Black & Indigenous-led Agroecological Farming Collective, based in Oakland, CA that is delivering free food to Black folks that have been arrested and bailed, injured or traumatized during Oakland uprisings.
Website: Black Earth Farms
Donate: venmo: @blackearthfarms cash app: $blackearth
The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) seeks to reach millions, mobilize hundreds of thousands, and organize tens of thousands, so that Black political power is a force able to influence national and local agendas in the direction of our shared Vision for Black Lives.
Website: The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL)
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“As we work to establish our online presence, those who wish to purchase books from our store can call us at 510-652-2344 with your information and any titles you’re looking for. Marcus Books will ship direct or schedule curbside pick ups for our local community.” Twitter: @marcusbooks
School Teaching Resources
Say Their Names: A toolkit to help foster productive conversations about race and civil disobedience from Chicago Public Schools
Teaching Current Events in your Classroom and Reflecting on George Floyd’s Death and Police Violence towards Black Americans from Facing History and Ourselves
Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus : The following articles, published over the course of JSTOR Daily’s five years try to provide context that recent events was not an isolated, tragic incident perpetuated by a few bad individuals, but part of a broader pattern of institutionalized racism
Zinn Education Project: The Zinn Education Project promotes and supports the teaching of people’s history in classrooms across the country. For more than ten years, the Zinn Education Project has introduced students to a more accurate, complex, and engaging understanding of history than is found in traditional textbooks and curricula.
Advocate to your government officials to make meaningful, sustainable, and accountable change that aligns with the Movement for Black Lives.
Contact elected representatives! Click here for resources for accountability and actions for Black Lives!
Know your Rights| These pocket-sized know-your-rights (KYR) booklets are designed to be a practical resource for people dealing with law enforcement. The 16-page primer advises people of their rights when confronted by FBI agents or the Department of Homeland Security. It also includes information for non-citizens and minors. These booklets are available for free download below by clicking on the image. More resources and languages click here.
Other ways to support
Check out a list of Black-Owned Eateries open for takeout on Berkeleyside Here!
Eat at Black Owned Eateries! From IG: @realimanrana
From IG: @organizethebay Click on the images below to view all the slides
More Resource Lists
Free Online Courses on Race, Racism, and Racial Justice: To help deliver a deeper understanding of these topics, colleges and other organizations across the country are offering free online courses and resources specializing in matters of race/racism, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources: This is a working document with scaffolding anti-racism resources. The goal is to facilitate growth for white folks to become allies, and eventually accomplices for anti-racist work. These resources have been ordered in an attempt to make them more accessible. We will continue to add resources.
Please note: if you wish to compensate us for this work, please donate to one of the following organizations: National Bail Out Fund, Black Visions Collective, Campaign Zero. After you’re done, send us a screenshot of the receipt if you’d like – email@example.com
Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus: The following articles, published over the course of JSTOR Daily’s five years try to provide context that recent events was not an isolated, tragic incident perpetuated by a few bad individuals, but part of a broader pattern of institutionalized racism
USC’s Diversity Toolkit: A Guide to Discussing Identity, Power, and Privilege: Check out this Toolkit, published by MSW@USC, the online Master of Social Work program at the University of Southern California, that provides resources on facilitating conversations on identity, power, and privilege within group settings.
Youth Lesson Plans K-5: Resources Managed by Tarilyn Little an Early Literacy Manager and Equity Committee Co-Chair, ExpandED Schools
Our Communities, Our Solutions: An Organizer’s Toolkit for Developing Campaigns to Abolish Policing (by Critical Resistance): A toolkit developed by Critical Resistance that includes numerous resources and tools for developing strong abolitionist, grassroots campaigns against policing.
Black Mental Health Guide provided by Sunshine Behavioral Health: This guide describes mental health issues facing the Black community and provides Black Mental Health Resources.
The Summit Wellness Group’s Top 61 BIPOC Addiction & Mental Health Resources: These are some general resources that are available and accessible to all people of color and are intended to provide information, access, and guidance toward finding mental health and substance abuse care that is specific to BIPOC issues
Rest for Resistance: Online space that uplifts marginalized communities, their voices, and experiences and edited by a team of trans people of color.
Blackline: A 24/7 national crises support hotline (with text option) to provide a space for peer support, counseling, witnessing, and affirming the lived experiences for folks who are most impacted by systemic oppression (BIPOC and LGBTQ+ Black Femme Lens)