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Black Voices & Antiracism Resources

A Collection of Anti-Racism Resources and Black Perspectives

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Nationwide Organizations to Connect With & Stay Informed

The Antiracist Research & Policy Center: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Audre Lorde Project: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook 

Black Lives Matter: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

  • Black Lives Matter has various local chapters. Find yours here.

Black Women’s Blueprint: Website Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Color Of Change: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Colorlines: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

The Conscious Kid: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Equal Justice Initiative (EJI): Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Families Belong Together: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Higher Heights Leadership Fund: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights: Website | Twitter | IG | FB

The Movement for Black Lives: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Youtube

NAACP: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

NAACP Legal Defense Fund: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

National Urban League: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Youtube

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ): Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

  • SURJ has various local chapters. Find yours here.

Southern Poverty Law Center: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

 

Thank you to Victoria Alexander, MEd for this list.

Where to Get Involved

The Bail Project

Over the next five years, The Bail Project will open dozens of sites in high-need jurisdictions with the goal of paying bail for tens of thousands of low-income Americans, all while collecting stories and data that prove money bail is not necessary to ensure people return to court.

 

Baltimore Action Legal Team

BALT is committed to building the power of the local Movement for Black Lives. We take our direction from community-organizing groups who are on the ground, and we respect the leadership of local activists. BALT is committed to anti-racist practices and to black leadership. BALT is dedicated to politically-conscious lawyering and to using creative, collective solutions to support the Movement for Black Lives in Baltimore.

 

Black Lives Matter Foundation

#BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.

 

Black Visions Collective - MN

Since 2017, Black Visions Collective, has been putting into practice the lessons learned from organizations before us in order to shape a political home for Black people across Minnesota. We aim to center our work in healing and transformative justice principles, intentionally develop our organizations core “DNA” to ensure sustainability, and develop Minnesota’s emerging Black leadership to lead powerful campaigns. 

 

Emergency Release Fund

Keeping Trans People Safe & Out Of Jail.

 

Fair Fight

Founded by Stacey Abrams, promotes fair elections by bringing voter discrimination to light with education programs and election reform advocacy. 

 

George Floyd Memorial Fund

This fund is established to cover funeral and burial expenses, mental and grief counseling, lodging and travel for all court proceedings, and to assist our family in the days to come as we continue to seek justice for George. A portion of these funds will also go to the Estate of George Floyd for the benefit and care of his children and their educational fund.

 

Higher Heights Leadership Fund

Higher Heights Leadership Fund's work is to elevate Black women's voices to shape and advance progressive policies and to provide opportunities for these women  to build their leadership skills, through training programs, civic engagement, and networking opportunities.

 

Justice for Breonna Taylor

Breonna Taylor was an award-winning EMT and model citizen. She loved her family and community. She worked at two hospitals as an essential worker during the pandemic. One month ago, a division of the Louisville Police Department performed an illegal, unannounced drug raid on her home. Not a single officer announced themselves before ramming down her door and firing 22 shots, shooting Breonna 8 times, killing her. Not only were the police at the WRONG HOUSE, but the man they were looking for had already been arrested earlier that day.

 

Louisville Community Bail Fund

The Louisville Community Bail Fund exists to not only bail out folks, but provide post-release support to get them from jail, fed, and to a situation of safety. LCBF also maintains a focus on preventative measures for those targeted by law enforcement and threatened with incarceration. 

 

Massachusetts Bail Fund

The Massachusetts Bail Fund pays up to $2,000 bail so that low-income people can stay free while they work towards resolving their case, allowing individuals, families, and communities to stay productive, together, and stable.

 

Minnesota Freedom Fund

The Freedom Fund remains committed to #FreeThemAll. We say again: it is wrong to cage people, to jail those who are not a risk to themselves or their communities, to imprison those who cannot afford to pay the ransom of bail, and to hold in detention those whose “crime” is being born in a different part of the world.

 

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

While we are living in a moment unlike any we have seen before, LDF will continue to work to protect the most vulnerable in our society. During this public health emergency, the fight to defend our civil and human rights has never been more critical. Donate today to help us win landmark legal battles, protect voters across the nation, and advance the cause of racial justice, equality, and an inclusive society.

 

National Urban League

To help African-Americans and others in underserved communities achieve their highest true social parity, economic self- reliance, power, and civil rights. The League promotes economic empowerment through education and job training, housing and community development, workforce development, entrepreneurship, health, and quality of life.

 

People’s City Council Freedom Fund 

Los Angeles-based fund helping to pay for legal support, bail, fines, and court fees for arrested protesters in the city, as well as medical bills and transportation for injured protesters, supplies for field medics, and direct support to L.A.’s Black Lives Matter chapter.

 

Reclaim the Block

Reclaim the Block began in 2018 and organizes Minneapolis community and city council members to move money from the police department into other areas of the city’s budget that truly promote community health and safety. They believe health, safety and resiliency exist without police of any kind. We organize around policies that strengthen community-led safety initiatives and reduce reliance on police departments. 

 

Southern Poverty Law Center

The SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.

 

Thank you to Victoria Alexander, MEd for this list.

Austin, TX Focused

Undoing White Supremacy Austin (UWSA) - This group works within multiracial communities to end personal, structural, and cultural racism and build a racially just Austin. Mission: "We are a group of people of European descent, whose varying ethnic histories have been forged into one common 'white' identity to perpetuate racism. We seek to undo racism in many ways, including educating ourselves on racial oppression, mobilizing other people of European descent to dismantle white supremacy, and supporting social justice organizing led by people of color communities, including indigenous people." They send out newsletters with action items local to Austin.

 

List of Black-Owned Businesses to Support in Austin

 

Austin Justice Coalition

Mission: To educate and build community power for people of color who live in Austin that need support, community, and liberation during a time of systemic injustice in America.

 

Black Mamas ATX

Mission: To help black women survive and thrive before, during, and after childbirth

See fact sheet here on achieving health equity by improving postpartum access and outcomes for Travis county’s Black mothers.

 

Communities of Color United

A coalition of individuals and grassroots organizations fighting for racial justice in the city of Austin.

 

Six Square

Mission: To preserve and celebrate the historic legacy of the African American community that once thrived in Central East Austin.

 

Urbanitus - Urbānitūs is a media project about the state of the world and the emerging role of newly global cities -- particularly the one in which we live, Austin, Texas.

 

UT Austin: Center for the Study of Race and Democracy - The center's mission is to promote engaged research and scholarship focused on the ways issues of race, democracy and public policy impact the lives of global citizens.

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