As we continue the ongoing battle for racial justice and an end to police violence, we want to maintain our unwavering support for our community and ensure that you continue to thrive. To that end, we have compiled a list of shared resources from local and national organizations.
These resources offer assistance, such as financial, legal, and mental health support and opportunities during these difficult times. They should not be mistaken for information distributed by city and state authorities.
In the coming days and weeks, finding ways to support one another will become especially crucial. The links below were compiled from BRIC's Racial Equity Steering Committee, Black Lives Matter, the Laundromat Project, and the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Alliance, among others. We'll be continually updating this page as we learn of more resources.
Information for Allyship:
- 75 things white people can do for racial justice
- How White Parents Can Talk To Their Kids About Race
- “Karen” Isn’t a Slur—It’s a Critique of Entitled White Womanhood
- Why Amy Cooper Called the Cops
- Ahmaud Arbery and Whiteness in the Running World
- How White Parents Can Use Media to Raise Anti-Racist Kids
- Resources for Accountability and Actions for Black Lives
- Anti-Racism Resources for White People
- Messaging This Moment: Mobilizing Our Base and Persuading the Middle on Policing, Protest and Racial Injustice
- 115 Ways to Donate in Support of Black Lives and Communities of Color
- 10 effective ways to support protesters if you can’t get into the streets right now
- Support these organizations working to advance Black food sovereignty
- 10 Ways Youth Can Engage in Activism
Mutual Aid Networks:
- How to Support the Struggle Against Police Brutality
- A Running List Of Black Owned Businesses To Discover, Love, And Support
- How to Support Protesters in Every City
- “Curing” What Truly Ails Us: Reflections on Movement Strategy in the Time of Coronavirus
- The Dangers of Covering Your Face While Black
- Can’t Make Bail, Sit in Jail Even Longer Thanks to Coronavirus
- Nine out of 10 Business Owners of Color Won’t Get COVID-19 Funding
- Farming for Change: Black Womxn Farmers Fight the Pandemic With a Food Revolution
- Ida B. Wells Awarded Posthumous Pulitzer Prize For Lynching Investigations
- The Pandemic Has Made the Poor People’s Campaign Virtual—and Vital
- NK Jemisin: 'It’s easier to get a book set in black Africa published if you're white'
- 35 years after MOVE bombing, the path to reconciliation is still unclear
- More and More States Are Finally Confronting Unconscious Racism in Jury Selection
- 8 Lessons From Nikki Giovanni That Will Change Your Life
- We’re Still Living and Dying in the Slaveholders’ Republic
- We Don’t Need to Return to Normal—We Need a New Normal
- How to Develop Culturally Responsive Teaching for Distance Learning
- Community and the Crime Decline: The Causal Effect of Local Nonprofits on Violent Crime
- Jeff Sessions is walking away from the best way to reduce police shootings
- How do I make sure I'm not raising the next Amy Cooper?
- Talking to Kids About Race
- How To Talk To Your Kids About Racial Inequality And Social Injustice
- 31 Children's books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance
- How White Parents Can Talk To Their Kids About Race
- The 1968 Kerner Commission Got It Right, But Nobody Listened
- Art that Confronts and Challenges Racism: Start Here
- Racial Trauma Is a Public Health Emergency
- In America, Black deaths are not a flaw in the system. They are the system
- It’s not enough to be “not racist.”
- It’s time for white parents to take over a grim ritual that Black families have performed for decades.
Arts & Culture Resources:
- Ailey All Access
- What Zanele Muholi, Titus Kaphar, Kara Walker and other artists are creating during quarantine.
- "Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart": Portrait in Black and Red
- National Museum of African American History and Culture “Talking About Race” Web Portal
- Anti-Racist Theatre Content Round-Up
- Black Lives Matter Meditation for Healing Racial Trauma
- The Brooklyn Public Library has put together reading lists, instant ebook downloads of anti-rascist literature, and programs.
- Rachel Cargle
- Rachel Ricketts
- Passion and Power (Michelle Nicole)
- Angel Kyodo Williams
- Not How That Works (with Trudi LeBrón and Louise "Weeze" Doran)
- Movement for Black Lives
- 11 Anti-Racist Accounts that are Worth Following
- Use of Force Project
- Check the Police Project
- Anti-racism resources for white people
- Showing up for Racial Justice. In particular, read The Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture.
- What We Must Do to Dismantle White Supremacy
- Bloomerang's list of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Resources for the Nonprofit Sector
- Communities United for Police Reform
- The 1619 Project
- The Anti-Racist Reading List
- Common Sense Media Resources About Race and Racism
- EmbraceRace Resources For Raising Children Who Are Thoughtful, Informed, and Brave About Race.
- Raising Race Conscious Children- a resource for talking about race with young children
- Anti-Racism Project
- Equal Justice Initiative
- Mapping Police Violence
- An Essential Reading List for Black Liberation, Brought to You by the Schomburg Center
- 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge
- Online classes and workshops that help you to examine your own bias
- Researching Black Heritage with NYPL's E-Resources
- What to read, listen to and watch to learn about institutional racism
- The History of Racism in America
- Speaking Up Against Discrimination and Racism in the Workplace
- National Lawyers Guild NYC: What to do if Someone You Know is Arrested (Tweet)
- Brooklyn-based Rouff Law Firm PLLC is offering pro bono services for any protesters in NY that may need legal counsel and representation.
- A Master Thread of Lawyers Donating/Offering Their Services (Tweet)
- Google Doc with a Bail Fund List
- Mutual Aid Fund for Sex Workers of Color in New York City (Sex Workers)
- Mutual Aid Summer Commissary Drive by Survived and Punished NY in New York City
- Trans Emergency Release Fund (LGBTQ+ Led Organization)
- COVID Bailout NYC
- Jannah on Grafton Fund in Newark. Follow their social media! Twitter/Instagram: @Newarksjog
- Impacted Businesses/NonProfits/Individuals and Where to Donate
- Homeless Black Transgender Woman Fund (BLACK LGBTQ+)
- Baltimore Safe Haven (BLACK LGBTQ+)
- The COVID-19 Contraceptive and Menstrual Product Fund
- Loveland Therapy Fund - for Black women and girls nationally.
- The National Bail Project
- Master Document of Bail Funds
- Resistance Resource Hub
- Campaign Zero, an organization dedicated to ending police violence, and improving accountability and community relations through policy and education
- The Official George Floyd Memorial Fund
- Minnesota Freedom Fund
- Reclaim the Block
- Black Visions Collective
- A fund for therapy for Black women and girls, created by activist Rachel Elizabeth Cargle.
- We Love Lake Street, a fund to support the business of the highly-impacted Lake Street in Minneapolis (predominantly owned by immigrants and POC), a registered nonprofit that will be using funds to make a significant gift to the family of George Floyd.
- List of Bail Funds for Protestors across the Country
- Push for the repeal of NY State Law 50-a
- Support efforts to defund the police and reallocate resources
- Contribute to bail funds
- Join or support a mutual aid network
- Support Black-led organizations in NYC and nationwide, today and in the future
- Support Black-owned businesses, here is a curated guide to businesses in Brooklyn.
- Equip yourself with knowledge on anti-racism
- Fill out your Census
- Vote! And request your absentee ballot
- Find a way to support beyond the streets
- On Twitter, someone created a twitter thread of alternative actions people without the means to donate can take. Here is that thread.
- This document was written a number of years ago for people who cannot protest, whatever the reason may be.
- We encourage everyone to write to Joshua Williams, who was arrested when he was 18 during the Ferguson Uprising. He's up for parole in June. Details here.