✊🏾A Crowdsourced Guide to Supporting #BlackLivesMatter

Looking for people to follow, resources to read or watch or ways to contribute? Below you’ll find reader and team-submitted links that we hope are useful in the fight for justice. This list is by no means exhaustive. Let us know what you’d like to see and why at [email protected]

📚What to Read: 

NAACP on Instagram: We’ve found particularly useful their hard data and actionable steps for police forces to enact immediately.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture’s “Talking About Race” Program: If you’re looking for ways to start your introspection or dig deeper, these sets of questions are a perfect place to start.

📺What to Watch/Listen To: 

NPR’s “Talking Race with Young Children“: It’s never too early to speak to our children about race, as data shows babies as young as 6 months old can begin to notice it. This podcast episode features Jeanette Betancourt, senior vice president for Social Impact at Sesame Workshop and Beverly Daniel Tatum, author of “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race.”

The Anti-Defamation League’s World of Difference Institute: If you’re an educator or lead a community group, the program is designed to help address bias in those environments.

PAMM’s The Wave program: In a partnership with Indigo Arts Alliance, the museum is hosting a series of digital conversations,  and the next one is called “Pre-Existing Conditions,” examining how the headlines put the onus on communities of color during the COVID crisis.

🤝Where to participate: 

Campaign Zero: For folks who love to see the data, this organization is accepting donations to continue the work of reporting and analyzing police brutality in order to create change.

FemPowerBailout and Miami Dream Defenders: We’ve found these local groups to be reliable and helpful sources for both bail-out funds to donate to and tips on divesting from the police force.

Quiet Riot 2020: While the call to put your money where your mouth is remains very active, there’s also a call to remove your financial support every Thursday in June as an act of protest.

Letters for Black Lives: If you’re having trouble getting through to family members who don’t fundamentally get it, this resource was started back in 2016 and is looking for support in adding updated letters.

📝Additional Resources:

Community Justice Project: If you or a group you know of needs legal counsel, that’s what this organization does best. It focuses on police brutality, the school-to-prison pipeline, and immigration detainers.

Therapy for BIPOC and Queer Folx: Anyone who’s had a bad experience with a therapist knows how damaging it can be. This list shares options focused for marginalized groups. And right now, mental health matters more than ever. Also consider donating to the creator, Gladys, for her work.

CDC’s Riot Control Agent Information: This page is helpful in understanding how best to protect yourself from the devices law enforcement may use at protests.

Black-Owned Miami Restaurants: @ZachisWeird is doing God’s work compiling this list. If you have places to add, his contact info is at the top.