The Bail Project is an organization that raises bail money for low-income Americans as an act of resistance to a system that criminalizes race and poverty. The organization strives to reunite families and combat mass incarceration.
Color of Change is an organization that is involved with the BLM movement and provides many helpful resources to educate those who want to get involved. It also keeps students and members up to date on different projects like #JusticeForFloyd. Members can join this organization, sign petitions, and donate to the cause.
“Founded in 1973 by Rachel Robinson, the Foundation has advanced higher education by providing generous, multi-year scholarship awards coupled with a comprehensive set of support services to highly motivated JRF Scholars and Extra Innings Fellows attending colleges and universities throughout the country.”
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund is an organization that works towards racial justice and inclusion through scholarships, education, criminal justice, political participation, and economic justice. You can watch the organization’s president, Sherrilyn Ifil, on 60 Minutes discussing police brutality in this clip:
Link to site: https://www.naacpldf.org
“Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) individuals under 25.”
A collection of policy solutions with the goal of creating a world where the police don’t kill people – disproportionately Black and Brown Americans. It’s run with connections to Black Lives Matter and has this document for all the concrete steps that must be taken: An Agenda to End Police Violence
Link to site: https://www.joincampaignzero.org/#vision
“The Okra Project is a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home-cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People wherever we can reach them.”
“Learn the names and stories of several victims and explore a vast array of ways to take action against police brutality. Resources include content to read and watch, petitions to sign, Black-owned businesses to support, bail funds, protest tips, and more. http://www.pb-resources.com/
“CDR is a disability-led, not-for-profit Corporation. [They] provide services to people with disabilities and seniors within the framework of an Independent Living Model which promotes independence of people with all types of disabilities, enabling choice in living setting, full access to the community, and control of their life. CDR works for national, state, and local systemic change to advance the rights of people with disabilities by supporting direct action, coalition building, community organizing, policy analysis, litigation, training for advocates, and community education. CDR advocates for the full integration, independence, and civil rights of people with disabilities.”
“Since 1969 the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond.
Today the Center’s nearly 800 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services, and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership, and Advocacy.”
“What’s CODE SWITCH? It’s the fearless conversations about race that you’ve been waiting for! Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. We explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports, and everything in between. This podcast makes ALL OF US part of the conversation — because we’re all part of the story.”
This movie examines the racial prejudice in the south around death row and inequality. This movie is also based on a true story and also portrays the idea that many people who are in death row, are not there because they committed a crime, but because the lawyers and governors want to believe that they did because of their skin color. This is a great film if you want to become more informed about racial prejudice and the flaws in the court system in the south.
The 13th illustrates the history of systematic racism in our country. It focuses on the disproportionate effect of mass incarceration on the Black communities. It is very informative and goes into detail on the 13th amendment, the war on drugs, and the prison system. Overall, this movie provides insight into how the prison system was built on racist values and targeted the Black and Brown communities.
“The Privilege of Learning About Racism: Anti-Racism Resources” by the Denver Library
“A reading list on issues of race” by the Harvard Gazette