Black Lives Matter Resources

This document is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Feel free to circulate this document on social media and with your friends, family, and colleagues.

Data on Racism in Policing

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/opinions/systemic-racism-police-evidence-criminal-justice-system/

Resources for white parents to raise anti-racist children:

Articles to read:

Videos to watch:

Podcasts to subscribe to:

Books to read:

Films and TV series to watch:

  • 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
  • American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent
  • Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada) — Hulu with Cinemax or available to rent
  • Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent
  • Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
  • I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.
  • King In The Wilderness  — HBO
  • See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
  • Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent
  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Available to rent for free
  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

Organizations to follow on social media:

More anti-racism resources to check out:

Document compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein in May 2020.

Donate to an Organization

NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund 

The NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund is a national legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. LDF also defends the gains and protections won over the past 75 years of civil rights struggle and works to improve the quality and diversity of judicial and executive appointments.

Learn more: https://www.naacpldf.org/about-us/

Donate now: https://org2.salsalabs.com/o/6857/p/salsa/donation/common/public/?donate_page_KEY=15780&_ga=2.256042635.1885381330.1591308928-469259052.1591308928

BLM Seattle Freedom Fund

Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County is a grassroots, volunteer-run, social-justice nonprofit organization focused on the empowerment and liberation of Blacks and other people of color through advocacy and direct action. BLM Seattle centers leadership on Black femmes, women, and queer people organizing and taking direct action to dismantle anti-black systems and policies of oppression. 

Funds collected through the Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County Freedom Fund  will go to the immediate release of people protesting the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Manuel Ellis (May 2020). Any remaining funds will continue to be used for future bailout efforts as an ongoing community bail fund project.

Learn More: https://blacklivesseattle.org/about/

Donate now: https://blacklivesseattle.org/bail-fund/

NW Community Bail Fund

The Northwest Community Bail Fund (NCBF) provides cash bail for marginalized people charged with crimes who are unable to afford bail and find themselves incarcerated while awaiting routine court appearances in King and Snohomish Counties in Washington State.

This allows people to get out of jail during their trial period and defend themselves from a position of freedom. 

Learn more: https://www.nwcombailfund.org/

Donate now: https://donorbox.org/ncbf

Not this Time!

Not This Time!,  founded in response to the shooting of Che’ Andre Taylor by the Seattle Police Department on February 21, 2016, is a community organization focused on reducing fatal police shootings, changing the laws that govern the use of force, and rebuilding trust between our communities and the police who are sworn to protect and serve us. 

Not This Time! works with a large and diverse coalition of Native Tribes, Black Churches, Asian Pacific Islander groups, Latino Organizations, and people with disabilities to reform policing in Washington State. It has garnered the support of U.S. Senator Patty Murray, U.S. Congressman Adam Smith, and many others working to create more just laws in Seattle, King County, and Washington State. Organizational allies include the Seattle Community Police Commission, the Black Law Enforcement Association of Washington, the King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight, and the Washington Joint Task Force on the Deadly Use of Force in Community Policing.

Learn more: https://www.notthistime.global/our-work/our-story/

Donate now: https://www.notthistime.global/donate-today/

Black Lives Matter Foundation

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.

Learn more: https://blacklivesmatter.com/what-we-believe/

Donate now: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019

The Movement for Black Lives

The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) formed in December of 2014, was created as a space for Black organizations across the country to debate and discuss the current political conditions, develop shared assessments of what political interventions were necessary in order to achieve key policy, cultural and political wins, convene organizational leadership in order to debate and co-create a shared movement wide strategy.

Learn More: https://m4bl.org/about-us/

Donate now: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/movement-4-black-lives-1

Color of Change

The Color of Change in an online racial justice organization focused on moving decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America. 

Donate now: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/support-us

National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Girls

https://www.nationalcouncil.us/

 

Donate to a Family

George Floyd 

This fund is established to cover funeral and burial expenses, mental and grief counseling, lodging and travel for all court proceedings, and to assist the Floyd 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.

Gofundme: https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd

Ahmaud Arbery 

This fund was designed to assist Ahmaud’s mother; Ms. Wanda Cooper-Jones and her immediate family with financial support during this extreme difficult time and in their struggle for justice for the murder of Ahmaud Marquez Arbery. 

Gofundme: https://www.gofundme.com/f/i-run-with-maud

Breonna Taylor 

This fund was set up to support Breonna’s family in their fight for #justiceforbre.

Gofundme: https://www.gofundme.com/f/9v4q2-justice-for-breonna-taylor

To take immediate action to fight for Breonna Taylor, please visit FightForBreonna.org.

Manuel Ellis

This fund was set up by the family of Manuel Ellis to help fund legal fees and other needs as they navigate this difficult time.

Gofundme: https://www.gofundme.com/f/in-honor-of-manuel-ellis

James Scurlock

This fund was set up by a member of the Omaha community to support the family of James Scurlock. All funds will go to James Scurlock Sr. 

Gofundme: https://www.gofundme.com/f/for-james-scurlocks-family

David McAtee 

Gofundme: https://www.gofundme.com/f/justicefordavidmcatee

 

Black-owned Restaurants in Seattle:

https://everout.thestranger.com/locations/?feature=black-owned

 

Books to Read:

How to be an Antiracist — Dr. Ibram X Kendi

Just Mercy — Bryan Stevenson 

So You Want to Talk About Race– Ijeoma Oluo

Black Feminist Thought– Patricia Hill Collins

The Fire Next Time– James Baldwin

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness– Michelle Alexander

Me and White Supremacy– Layla F. Saad

White Fragility — Robin DiAngelo, PHD

White Rage — Carol Anderson

Between the World and Me — Ta Nehisi Coates

The Water Dancer — Ta Nehisi Coates (fiction)

The Underground Railroad — Colson Whitehead (fiction)

Twelve Years A Slave — Solomon Northup (fiction)

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (fiction)

Citizen by Claudia Rankin (poetry)

The Tradition by Jericho Brown (poetry)

Wade in the Water by Tracy K. Smith (poetry)

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (fiction)

Anything by YA author Jason Reynolds

 

Articles to Read:

Who Gets to be Afraid in AmericaIbram Kendi

The 1619 Project—  NY Times

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack — Peggy McIntosh

The Case for ReparationsTa-Nehisi Coates

The Intersectionality Wars-Jane Coaston 

America’s Racial Contract is Killing UsAdam Serwer

 

Things to Watch

13th (Ana DuVernay) — Netflix

I Am Not Your Negro — For Rent or Kanopy or maybe Amazon (?)

King in the Wilderness — HBO

The Hate U Give — Hulu

How We’re Priming Some Kids for College and others for Prison — TED Talk

AUDL Anti-Racism Discussion Panel – Pro Ultimate discussion aired live on June 4, 2020

 

Celebrating Blackness – Black Artists, Musicians, Writers and beyond

Keedron Bryant – “I just wanna live” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jPKYXZfWUU

35 Top Black Artists and their black inspirations – NYTimes interactive article: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/03/19/arts/african-american-art-inspiration.html?referringSource=articleShare

Artist Kehinde Wiley: https://kehindewiley.com

Banjo Player & Activist/Historian Rhiannon Giddens: https://www.rhiannongiddens.com

https://time.com/5847487/george-floyd-time-cover-titus-kaphar/

SAM current and future exhibits:

John Akomfrah: Future History

Aaron Fowler: Into Existence

Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle

Barbara Earl Thomas: The Geography of Innocence

Storied Objects

Lessons From the Institute of Empathy

 

Black-led Arts organizations:

 

https://www.lincolnschool.org/a-quaker-foundation/thecenter/anti-racial-resources

https://www.embracerace.org/ 

 

Resmaa Menakem — ‘Notice the Rage; Notice the Silence’

https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2020/jun/03/do-the-work-an-anti-racist-reading-list-layla-f-saad