Updated: Jun 23, 2020
By now, you've most definitely heard of the Black Lives Matter movement. If you're wondering where to start or how to help, here is a compiled list of all the possible ways to support the Black Lives Matter movement, regardless of how much money you have. All videos, podcasts, petitions, organizations, and sources are linked.
This post will be split into sections as follows:
1. Petitions to Sign
2. Organizations to Donate to
3. Organizations to Follow
4. Numbers to Call/Text
5. Videos to Watch
6. Articles to Read
7. Books to Read
8. Podcasts to Listen to
9. Films/TV Shows to Watch
10. Resources for Parents and Children
11. Immediate Action Items
12. More Anti-Racism Resources
Note: This post will be long and possibly overwhelming; remember that you do not have to do every single thing listed to be a good ally. Everybody has to start from somewhere. For now, do what you can, and when you are ready to do more, come back to this post again. Keep coming back as many times as you need to. This will always be here.
PETITIONS TO SIGN*:
Note: If you choose to donate to Change.org, all proceeds will go toward promoting other petitions on Change.org, rather than the petition you signed. To donate to the causes you signed for, see the section below.
ORGANIZATIONS TO DONATE TO:
ORGANIZATIONS TO FOLLOW:
Antiracism Center (Twitter)
NUMBERS TO CALL/TEXT:
Text JUSTICE to 668366
Text ENOUGH to 55156
Text FLOYD to 55-156
Leave a message for Louisville Mayor and demand justice for Breonna Taylor (502) 574-2003
VIDEOS TO WATCH:
Netflix has released 13th on YouTube for anyone to watch free of charge.
Synopsis: Combining archival footage with testimony from activists and scholars, director Ava DuVernay's examination of the U.S. prison system looks at how the country's history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America. This piercing, Oscar-nominated film won Best Documentary at the Emmys, the BAFTAs and the NAACP Image Awards. US Rating: TV-MA For mature audiences. May not be suitable for ages 17 and under.
2. Black Feminism & The Movement for Black Lives: Barbara Smith, Reina Gossett, Charlene Carruthers
Synopsis: Black Feminism challenges us to act on the inextricable connections of sexism, class oppression, racism, ableism, homophobia and transphobia. As the contemporary Movement for Black Lives has invigorated resistance to racism and structural violence, this panel reflects on ways that Black Feminism shapes and informs the current struggles and successes. Black Feminism remains a foundational theory and practice guiding social justice movements for Black lives. On Thursday, Jan 21 of Creating Change our Opening Plenary featured a panel with Charlene Carruthers, Reina Gossett and Barbara Smith.
3. "How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion": Peggy McIntosh at TEDxTimberlaneSchools