How to take action:
Donate to Black Visions Collective
A black, trans and queer-led social justice organization and legal fund based in Minneapolis-St.Paul. Donate at: https://secure.everyaction.com/4omQDAR0oUiUagTu0EG-Ig2
Donate to Reclaim the Block
Organizes to move money from the police department into other areas of Minneapolis City Budget
Donate to Unicorn Riot
Donate to BLM
Builds power to bring justice, healing, and freedom to Black people across the globe
Join Campaign Zero
Provides a 10-point plan on how you can help (helps people find local reps, where political candidates stand on this issue)
The Bail Project
They work to prevent incarceration and combat racial and economic disparities in the bail system. https://bailproject.org
Provides legal services and support for a broad range of people with civil rights complaints.
Northstar Health Collective
Operates a crisis hotline where people can report abuse; offers legal, medical, and psychological resource referrals; and engages in political against police brutality
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Supports racial justice through advocacy, litigation, and education
How to learn more:
Watch 13th on Netflix
A 2016 documentary by director Ava DuVernay. The film, named after the 13th Amendment, explores the intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States.
Watch American Son on Netflix
A drama film directed by Kenny Leon based off a Broadway play. The film addresses the unjustified killings of black men at the hands often white police officers.
Watch When They See Us on Netflix
a 2019 American miniseries created, co-written, and directed by Ava DuVernay on Netflix. It is based on events of the 1989 Central Park jogger case and explores the lives and families of the five young, Black and Hispanic men, suspects who were falsely accused then prosecuted on charges related to the rape and assault of a woman in New York City.
Listen to 1619
A New York Times podcast on how slavery has transformed American connecting past and present.
Listen to Podcast: About Race
A multicultural, interracial conversation about culture, identity, power, and privilege in our society
Listen to Code Switch
A weekly NPR podcast in which reporters consider issues around race and nuance.The outlet discusses topics ranging from sports, reality television to the Supreme Court.
Check out BU Libraries’ AntiRacistReadings
Check out Boston University Libraries’ official Instagram account story highlights to see a list of anti-racist readings that are available electronically from BU’s libraries. They are presented by BU COM student, Solange Hackshaw.
Read The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
A book by Michelle Alexander that is an account of the rebirth of a caste-like system in the United States, one that has resulted in millions of African Americans locked behind bars and then relegated to a permanent second-class status—denied the very rights supposedly won in the Civil Rights Movement.
Lots of good resources here!!
Get involved with the Black Lives Matter Chapter in your area
- Change.org: Justice for George Floyd
Change.org: Justice for Breonna Taylor
Change.org: Justice for Ahmaud Arbery https://www.change.org/p/liberty-county-distric-attorney-justice-for-ahmaud-arbery
Color of Change: Demand Justice for George Floyd https://act.colorofchange.org/sign/justiceforfloyd_george_floyd_minneapolis