With anguish and deep sorrow, we mourn the lives of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Tony McDade, Manuel Ellis, and countless others. We have compiled a growing resource list of action items, organizations, and educational materials that are focused on ending these acts of violence and the racial injustice in our country. We will continue to update this list and engage our community with action in this urgent and vital work.
*New Resources Added
We welcome and encourage suggestions for this list. Please contact Nabra Nelson.
Table of Contents
Northwest Community Bail Fund
Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County
ACLU of Washington
Seattle Clemency Project
King County Equity Now
Lavender Rights Project
Equal Rights Washington
* King County Coalition Against Hate & Bias
The George Floyd Memorial Foundation
Bail Funds (all)
Directory of Community Bail Funds
Black Lives Matter
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
The Bail Project
United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
The Loveland Foundation Therapy Fund for Black Women and Girls
The Okra Project
Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
Black Voters Matter
Color of Change
Communities United Against Police Brutality
The Marsha P. Johnson Institute
Nylon: "Where To Donate To Help Black People With Disabilities"
Trans Justice Funding Project
LGBTQ Freedom Fund
Movement for Black Lives (M4BL)
Black Futures Lab
* Center for Economic Inclusion
* Voices for Racial Justice
* Ujamaa Place
* EdAllies Minnesota
* Sahan Journal
* Brooklyn Center Mutual Aid
* Brooklyn Center Schools - Student and Family Support
* Brooklyn Center Kids & Families
* Brooklyn Community Bail Fund
* Minneapolis All Shall Heal
* African Career, Education, and Resource INC.
* Black Table Arts
* Know Your Rights Camp
Memorial & Justice Funds
Justice for George Floyd Automated Postcard Mailing Campaign
A portion of all proceeds will go to the George Floyd Memorial Foundation
In Honor of Manuel Ellis
Elijah McClain Memorial Fund
Justice for Jacob Blake
* Daunte Wright Sr. Memorial Fund
Send monetary donations to support Daunte Wright's girlfriend Chyna and son Daunte Jr. Please include the subject "Daunte Jr." before submitting:
Cash App: $hubby98 (Chyna's direct Cash App)
Venmo: @thuy-jones (will pass to Chyna)
Venmo: @chyna-w-1 (Chyna's direct Venmo)
PayPal: @holisticheaux (will pass to Chyna)
* Ma’Khia Bryant
Petitions to Sign
For Union Members: Union Members for #JusticeForFloyd Petition
Individual Sign On: Support the Call to Defund the Seattle Police Department
Seattle School Board and Superintendent Juneau: End Seattle Schools Relationship with Seattle Police Department
ACLU: Support H.R. 40 - Reparations for Slavery Now
Justice for Ahmaud Arbery
Justice for George Floyd
Justice for Tony McDade
Justice for Charleena Lyles
Justice for Jacob Blake
Justice for Daniel Prude
* Justice for Daunte Wright
* Justice for Ma’Khia Bryant
Call Your Elected Officials
* Call for an independent investigation of Daunte Wright's death
Contact the office of Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz via phone or webform online
The office of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison can be contacted via phone or online
The county attorney for Hennepin County, Mike Freeman, can be reached via phone or email
Find more information here: https://www.bustle.com/politics/daunte-wright-how-to-demand-justice
* Sahan Journal: "How you can help people in Brooklyn Center right now, in the aftermath of Daunte Wright’s killing"
* Bustle: "How To Demand Justice For Daunte Wright"
*Guild Services: Resources for the Derek Chauvin Trial
*AMAZEworks: Resources to Support Children during the Derek Chauvin Trial
Anti-racism resources for white people
Resources for non-Black POCs
"7 Ways Non-Black People of Color Perpetuate Anti-Blackness:" https://thebodyisnotanapology.com/magazine/7-ways-non-black-poc-perpetuate-anti-blackness-in-their-communities/
"People of color, we need to address our own anti-Blackness and how we may be perpetuating injustice:"
Resource list from Art Equity
Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources
Disability Justice Resources
Petition, Donation, Call, and Email Resource List
Justice in June Daily Practice Resource List, compiled by Autumn Gupta with Bryanna Wallace’s oversight
5 Ally Actions Newsletter from Better Allies
Anti-Racism Daily Newsletter
Creative Ecosystems & Funds that Support Black People
Seattle-King County Equity Now
"Some Seattle Things to Read and Watch to Better Understand the Protests"
Layla F Saad's Anti-Racist Reading List
Ibram X. Kendi's Anti-Racist Reading List
Seattle Public Library's Toolkit for Anti-racism Allies
Black History Month Library
Decolonize Your Mind reading list by Duende District
Seattle Indivisible Daily Actions
What to Send Up On Your Own
The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond
National Museum of African American History and Culture: "Talking About Race"
BlackPast: Learn about African American History
The Root: A Timeline of Events That Led to the 2020 'Fed Up'-rising
Smithsonian Magazine: 158 Resources to Understand Racism in America
Racial Equity Tools
COVID-19 - Racial Equity and Social Justice Resources:
Police Union Contract Project
Disability Visibility Project: Disabled People of Color
New Era of Public Safety: An Advocacy Toolkit for Fair, Safe, and Effective Community Policing
Public Health Resources for Understanding Environmental Racism
UW Libraries: Racial Justice Resources
ACLU: Racial Justice
Racial Justice Articles Archive: https://www.aclu.org/search/%20?f%5B0%5D=field_issues%3A239
The New York Times: Race, Racism, and Racial Justice Resources
GLAAD: Racial Justice Resources
Additional Book Recommendations
How Racism Takes Place by George Lipsitz
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F Saad
Pleasure Activism by adrienne maree brown
I Am Not Your Negro by James Baldwin
For Parents, Children & Teachers
* Teach and Transform: Liz Kleinrock is an anti-bias anti-racist educator and consultant based in Washington, DC
The Conscious Kid: An education, research and policy organization dedicated to reducing bias and promoting positive identity development in youth
For Teachers and Parents: Teaching for Black Lives
"33 Books Featuring Black Heroes and Characters That Every Kid Should Read"
#BlackLivesMatter: K-8 Distance Learning Activities for Justice for George Floyd
"Talking With Your Children About Race and Police Violence"
"A Black Psychologist's Guide to Talking With Your Children About Race and Police Violence"
"Talking to Children about Racial Bias"
TYA: "Open Source Scripts Toward an Antiracist Tomorrow"
Dismantling Anti-Black Linguistic Racism in Shakespeare: A Field Guide
Of/By/For All: "A Framework for Action in Response to Moments of Outrage & Crisis"
Equity in the Center: "Awake to Woke Work: Building a Race Equity Culture"
Fakequity: "Color Brave Space — How to Run a Better Equity Focused Meeting"
Grantmakers in the Arts Racial Equity Podcast Series
* Elle: "Columbus Police Shot And Killed 16-Year-Old Ma’Khia Bryant. Here's What You Should Know."
* Elle: "Police Fatally Shoot 20-Year-Old Daunte Wright During Traffic Stop Near Minneapolis"
"Dear White People, Your Black Colleagues Aren't Okay"
"Who Gets to Future? Race, Representation, and Design Methods in Africatown"
"We Can’t Breathe: The Deaf & Disabled Margin of Police Brutality Project"
"#BlackDisabledLivesMatter: Why we need to talk about both race and disability when addressing police brutality"
"How to Protest Safely: What to Bring, What to Do, and What to Avoid"
"How to Safely and Ethically Film Police Misconduct"
"Mapping Our Social Change Roles in Times of Crisis"
"Stolen bodies, Stolen land: Contemplating Blackness and Indigeneity"
"Racial Trauma in Film: How Viewers Can Address Re-traumatization"
Watch & Listen
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: "The Danger of a Single Story"
20 minutes, TED Talk
Jules Orcullo: "What’s left of you? Performance, decolonization & self-determination"
16 minutes, TED Talk
Quetzala Carson: "Pedagogy of the Decolonizing"
12 minutes, TED Talk
"The Magnificent James Baldwin Explains The Riots Of 1968"
Code Switch Podcast
Kimberly Jones: "How Can We Win"
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: "George Floyd, Minneapolis Protests, Ahmaud Arbery & Amy Cooper"
Black-Owned Businesses in Washington
Support Black Owned
Seattle Black Business Directory
150+ Black-Owned Restaurants & Businesses to Support in Western Washington
Nile's Edge: a healing arts center focused on de-colonizing health and education so that under-served communities can holistically flourish
Issa Rae's Top 10 Black-Owned Businesses Shopping Guide
Black-Owned Restaurants in Seattle
The Seattle Times: "How to Support Black-Owned Restaurants in Seattle"
The Stranger Black-Owned Restaurants Listing
Buzzfeed News: "12 Black-Owned Bookstores You Can Support Right Now"
African American Literature Book Club: Black Owned Bookstores in the United States List
* Black Garnet Books
Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas
Wa Na Wari
Spectrum Dance Theater
Northwest African American Museum
Africatown Central District
The Hansberry Project
Earth Pearl Collective
What the Funk?!
The Mahogany Project
Northwest Tap Connection
Support a fundraiser to maintain studio operations and bills while Northwest Tap Connection is closed due to COVID-19: https://www.gofundme.com/f/northwest-tap-connection-covid19-support
The Village of Hope Seattle
The Alasea Network
"7 Virtual Mental Health Resources Supporting Black People Right Now"
National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network
The Loveland Foundation: Therapy for Black Women and Girls
"Self-Care Tips for Black People Who Are Struggling With This Very Painful Week"
Black Mental Health Resources
Sunshine Behavioral Health: "Mental Health Issues Facing the Black Community"
Online Counseling Programs: "Mental Health Resources for Young People of Color"
* Black Mental Health Alliance
* Black Men Heal
* Melanin & Mental Health
* Sista Afya
* Therapy for Black Girls
* Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation
* Ourselves Black
* Black Female Therapists