just doing my part and spreading the wealth of resources
Note: This was compiled in/around June 2020 so some links may be outdated or only relevant to that time, but there's still lots of info, PDFs, Google Drives full of info and readings, websites and funds/organizations/etc, and much more!
Protestors Have Rights: Here’s What To Do If You Get Arrested (Refinery29 Article)
How Hong Kong’s Protesters Evade Police and Keep the Demonstrations Alive | Visual Investigations (New York Times)
26 Ways to Be in the Struggle Beyond the Streets
ACLU Protestors' Rights
Tear Gas Attack Safety!!!
Let Your Motto Be Resistance - Self Defense Manual
How to Safely and Ethically Film Police Misconduct
(PDF) Healing in Action: A Toolkit for Black Lives Matter Healing Justice & Direct Action
Tool to Anonymize/Scrub/Blur Protest pictures
QTPOC Mental Health Practitioner Directory (organized by the Nat'l Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network)
Black Girls Smile: Mental Health Resources List for Black Folks
Melanin and Mental Health (Black and/or Latinx Therapist Directory)
Black Women's Health Imperative
Huffington Post Article: 5 Self-Care Practices Black People Can Use While Coping With Trauma
Black Emotional and Mental (BEAM) Health Collective: Black Virtual Therapist Directory
Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness (Social enterprise that provides low-cost mental wellness services that center the experiences of Black women)
Affirming Black Lives Without Inducing Trauma
Safe Black Space (the umbrella under which various services are offered to address people of African ancestry’s individual and community reactions to cultural and racial trauma)
The Root Article: Tips for Self-Care: When Police Brutality Has You Questioning Humanity and Social Media Is Enough
Self Help/Self Healing Resources (For all but especially Black folks)
National Alliance for Mental Illness: African American Mental Health
Info about "Warm Lines" (‘Warm’ Hotlines Deliver Help Before Mental Health Crisis Heats Up)
Liberate Meditation (BIPOC-centered / created Meditation App)
VICE Article: Self-Care Tips for Black People Who Are Really Going Through It Right Now
Liberation Institution (Grassroots non-profit mental health organization based in San Francisco)
Global Suicide Hotline Resources
Mariame Kaba's "9 Solidarity Commitments to/with Incarcerated People for 2021"
MPD 150's "Building a Police-Free Future: Frequently Asked Questions" Zine
BOS: Sustain Decarceration and Reduced Arrests Post-COVID 19)
Defund 12: "Email government officials and council members to reallocate egregious police budgets towards education, social services, and dismantling racial inequality via this crowd-sourced tool."
CA Misdemeanor Expungement Law Overview
Large Reserve of Ways to Help the #BLM Movement (Petitions, Videos, Donations, etc.)
Crooked Media's "Where to start in work to become an anti-racist" IG post
Google Drive of Black Authors, Praxis & Feminist Theory, etc.
Black Revolutionary Texts (compiled by Alijah Webb @alijahwebb on IG)
Radicalism Google Doc of Content
"A Radical Library"
Combahee River Collective Statement (PDF)
Twitter thread of Black Theory
Black Feminist/Womanist/etc. Texts Online Library
An Antiracist Reading List organized by Ibram X. Kendi (Author of "How to Be An Anti-Racist")
Anti-racism resources for white folks
A reading list with @blkwomenradical & @aafcollective on Black and Asian American Feminist Solidarities Reading List
Rachel Cargle's Large Resource Compilation (Book list, template letter for employer accountability, etc.)
Twitter Thread "For Asian Americans who are looking for resources to on anti-blackness, racism, and our own complicity in white supremacy, here's a starting place"
After Arrest: Getting In and Out of Jail
PDF of "Are Prisons Obsolete?" by Angela Y. Davis
Catalyst Project (organizes, trains, and mentors white activists and majority-white organizations to be bold, strategic and accountable anti-racist leaders as a part of multi-racial movements for liberation.)
Yes, Black America Fears the Police. Here’s Why.
Large Google Doc of Events, Petitions, Readings, etc.
June Justice (Choose how much time you have each day to become more informed as step one to becoming an active ally to the black community. On this document are links to the learning resources and a schedule of what to do each day)
Nationwide Bail Funds Masterlist
Bail Funds/Legal Help by City
#GeorgeFloyd+ Resource Compilation
George Floyd Memorial Fund (Published by one of his brothers)
Petition for Justice for George Floyd (Text FLOYD to 55156 to sign it via ColorofChange)
Petition for Justice for Tony McDade
Take Action for #TonyMcDade and #BreonnaTaylor
Justice for Breonna Taylor Website
Louisville Community Bail Fund (Justice for Breonna Taylor)
Columbus, Ohio Donation (Justice for Breonna Taylor)
Petition for Justice for Breonna Taylor
Gofundme: Justice for Regis Korchinski Paquet
Petition for Justice for Amaud Arbery
Justice for Amaud Arbery Fund
Nat'l Lawyer's Guild "Support for Downtown Los Angeles Protesters"
Directory of Solidarity with Minneapolis Demonstrations across the US
May/June Minneapolis Bail Fund and Support List (contains notes on Immediate needs, links to orgs/donation sites, venmos of folks on the ground, contacts for lawyers, etc.)
Twin Cities DSA, Food Justice For Frontlines (Originally an effort to get fresh food to healthcare workers during the Covid crisis, this has been expanded to help feed the ongoing street resistance that has started in Minneapolis and is spreading througho
North Star Health Collective (Mutual Aid Fund helping with riot gear & medical in Minneapolis)
Support Black People MasterDoc
Spreadsheet of Orgs/Funds to Donate to
Masterlist of Resources and Actions
Spreadsheet of Bay Area, Black owned restaurants and pop-ups to support
MN Healing Justice Network/Spiral Collective (long haul care, ongoing trauma response, immediate funds to healers on site at Cup Foods and Moon Palace Medic Relief)
CTUL: Labor organizers focusing on BIPOC and immigrant workers. Their office is half a block from the site of George Floyd’s murder and they have been a core site of suppies and relief efforts to our neighbors in the streets.
Reclaim the Block (Police Abolition Group & Fund in Minneapolis)
Minneapolis Solidarity Donations (Google Doc)
Black Visions Donations (Black, Queer & Trans*-centered Minneapolis org building toward transformative justice and liberation for ALL Black folks thru political, cultural & creative organizing )
Spreadsheet of people/places/orgs to allocate funds to
Unicorn Riot Donations (Worker-managed non-profit media organization covering the riots in Minneanapolis & other places)
Transgender Gender-Variant & Intersex Justice Project Donations (A group of transgender, gender variant and intersex people—inside and outside of prisons, jails and detention centers—creating a united family in the struggle for survival and freedom)
National Bail Out Fund (#FreeBlackMamas Fund)
African American Policy Forum Donations (Founded by Kimberlé Crenshaw; Origin of #SayHerName Report, Intersectionality Matters Podcast, etc)
Southern Poverty Law Center (dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society.)
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund