Black Lives Matter: Resources for Anti-Racism

It is not enough to oppose racism silently & from afar. We must be actively anti-racist, & we must educate ourselves about the tools of systemic oppression and the intersections of our own privileges.

 

The following post contains various resources for those looking to donate, support, educate, and participate in active anti-racism, as well as ways to support our local BIPOC, AAPI, & Latinx communities.

DONATE, SUPPORT, LEARN:

  • Donate/Support/Learn: Art + Action – Explore, learn, sign, support, and share. Created by local artist Rainey.
  • Donate/Learn: Black and Brown Workers Cooperative – Labor organizing cooperative fighting contemporary forms of subjugation/dehumanization in our workplaces, classrooms, and communities by expanding democracy and agency
  • Donate: Black and Brown Coalition PHL – A Philadelphia volunteer-based alliance, established to protect the vested interest of our Black and Brown communities
  • Donate/Learn: Black Lives Matter / Black Lives Matter Philly – National and local chapter for the Black Lives Matter Movement
  • Donate/Learn: Bystander Intervention Training – Educational tools to help stop anti-Asian/American and xenophobic harassment
  • Donate: commUNITY Action Fund – Non-profit that aims to amplify, educate and activate AAPI to stand for justice and equality in solidarity with other communities
  • Donate/Learn: #HateIsAVirus – Non-profit community of mobilizers and amplifiers that exists to dismantle racism and hate
  • Donate/Support/Learn: Indigenous Peoples Movement – A global coalition bringing awareness of issues affecting Indigenous people from North & South America, Oceania, Asia, Africa & the Caribbean.
  • Donate/Learn: Mothers In Charge – A violence prevention, education & intervention-based org which advocates & supports youth, young adults, families affected by gun violence
  • Donate/Learn: National Resource Link
  • Donate: Oshun Family Center – A local family center that aims to provide racially concordant care to members of the Black community that are struggling to cope with life transitions, including free mental health services for Black individuals
  • Support: People’s Paper Co-Op – A women led, women focused, women powered art and advocacy project at the Village of Arts and Humanities in North Philadelphia
  • Donate: Philadelphia Bail Fund
  • Donate/Support/Learn: Philly Jail Support – Abolitionist community members working with Golden Rod Community, a Black-led 501c3 providing jail support and other services for system impacted folks
  • Donate/Learn: Red Umbrella Alliance Philly – An all volunteer collective dedicated to ending stigma & violence towards SWers through labor organizing, advocacy, & decriminalization
  • Donate/Learn: Stop AAPI Hate – Multi-organization collaboration that tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States
  • Donate/Support: Walls for Justice – Using art as a platform to promote social change
  • Donate/Support/Learn: We Are The Seeds – Amplifying Indigenous voices through the arts
  • Donate/Support/Learn: Working Class History – A podcast, book, and social media project that records and popularizes our grassroots, people’s history, as opposed to the top-down accounts of most history books

 

MUTUAL AID

BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES

For a more comprehensive directory of Black-owned businesses in Philly, check out AfroPhilly.

 

A LIST OF EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES:

BOOKS

  • Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow
  • James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time
  • Angela Davis, Freedom Is A Constant Struggle
  • Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped
  • Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be Antiracist
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?
  • Reni Eddo-Lodge, Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race
  • Audre Lorde, Your Silence Will Not Protect You
  • Wesley Lowery, They Can’t Kill Us All
  • Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye
  • Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want To Talk About Race
  • Layla F. Saad, Me and White Supremacy
  • Howard Zinn, A People’s History of the United States
  • & MORE: (1) (2) (3)

 

ARTICLES & STORIES

 

VIDEOS

 

DOCUMENTARIES, MOVIES, TV

  • 12 Years A Slave  (2013)
  • 13th (Netflix)
  • American Son (Netflix)
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (PBS)
  • The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (Netflix)
  • Dope (Netflix)
  • Dear White People (Netflix)
  • Horror Noire (Shutter)
  • King In The Wilderness (HBO)
  • Sorry To Bother You (Hulu)
  • See You Yesterday (Netflix)
  • Selma (2014)
  • The Hate U Give (Hulu)
  • What Happened Miss Simone? (Netflix)
  • When They See Us (Netflix)
  • Woke (Hulu)

 

Artwork by Marisa.VR.