RESOURCES

Racial Justice Resources

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.

 

Table of Contents

Donate & Get Involved 

Make Your Voice Heard

Learn & Take Action

Support Black-Owned Businesses

Support Black-Led Cultural & Community-Based Organizations

Mental Health Resources

 

DONATE & GET INVOLVED

Local

Northwest Community Bail Fund
https://www.nwcombailfund.org/

Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County Bail Fund
https://blacklivesseattle.org/bail-fund/

Bail Funds
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1X4-YS3vFn5CLL9QtJSU0xqmTh_h8XilXgOqGAjZISBI/edit

ACLU of Washington
https://aclu-wa.org/

Seattle Clemency Project
https://www.seattleclemencyproject.org/donate

King County Equity Now
https://www.kingcountyequitynow.com/

Lavender Rights Project
https://www.lavenderrightsproject.org/donate

National

Reclaim the Block Minneapolis
https://www.reclaimtheblock.org/home
Reclaim the Block has recently shared a document with a list of other organizations in Minneapolis to support: bit.ly/fundthecommunity

Bail Funds (all)
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bail_funds_george_floyd  

Directory of Community Bail Funds
bit.ly/localbailfunds

Black Lives Matter
https://blacklivesmatter.com/

NAACP
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/naacp-1

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
https://www.naacpldf.org/about-us/ 

The Bail Project
https://bailproject.org/

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
https://uncf.org/ways-to-donate

The Loveland Foundation Therapy Fund for Black Women and Girls
https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/Njg4MzE=

The Okra Project
https://www.theokraproject.com/

#SAYHERNAME Campaign
https://aapf.org/shn-campaign

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
https://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/

Unicorn Riot
https://unicornriot.ninja/five-years-of-unicorn-riot/

Black Voters Matter 
https://www.blackvotersmatterfund.org/donate

Color of Change
https://colorofchange.org/about/

Communities United Against Police Brutality
https://www.cuapb.org/what_we_do

Campaign Zero
www.joincampaignzero.org 

Equal Rights Washington
http://www.equalrightswashington.org

The Marsha P. Johnson Institute
https://marshap.org/about-mpji/

Nylon: "Where To Donate To Help Black People With Disabilities"
https://www.nylon.com/life/black-people-with-disabilities-donations-resources

Trans Justice Funding Project
https://www.transjusticefundingproject.org/

LGBTQ Freedom Fund
https://www.lgbtqfund.org/

Movement for Black Lives (M4BL)
https://m4bl.org/

Memorial Funds

George Floyd Memorial Fund
https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd 

Fund for George Floyd
https://www.gofundme.com/f/george-floyd-bigfloyd

I Run With Maud
https://www.gofundme.com/f/i-run-with-maud

In Memory of Tony McDade
https://www.gofundme.com/f/in-memory-of-tony-mcdade

In Honor of Manuel Ellis
https://www.gofundme.com/f/in-honor-of-manuel-ellis

Elijah McClain Memorial Fund
https://www.gofundme.com/f/elijah-mcclain

 

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD

Petitions to Sign

Mijente: Petition Listing
https://mijente.net/browse-petitions/

Petition to pressure the George Floyd Prosecutors
https://www.crowdpac.com/petitions/7

For Union Members: Union Members for #JusticeForFloyd Petition
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10VQ0Y8Iv5Kywuk1xPqdqmwDjwnyLWOmZzrk2cCBx1Lc/viewform

Individual Sign On: Support the Call to Defund the Seattle Police Department
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeLx0UBq_-FmE6YQPgG2aGSmNOI7_LCjpGiNGH4HSq2nWpGSA/viewform

Seattle School Board and Superintendent Juneau: End Seattle Schools Relationship with Seattle Police Department
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf1NrIJleLHjT3F5t2qMaoiRNTsZI5KQgihpcsgGp_lASz0Pw/viewform

ACLU: Support H.R. 40 - Reparations for Slavery Now
https://action.aclu.org/send-message/reparations-slavery-now

Black Futures Lab: Support Black Agenda 2020 Petition and Pledge to Vote 
https://blackfutureslab.org/take-action/


Justice for Breonna Taylor
https://justiceforbreonna.org/ 

https://www.change.org/p/andy-beshear-justice-for-breonna-taylor

https://action.justiceforbreonna.org/sign/BreonnaWasEssential/ 

Justice for Ahmaud Arbery
https://www.runwithmaud.com/#petition 

https://act.colorofchange.org/sign/demand-justice-ahmaud

Justice for George Floyd
https://www.justiceforbigfloyd.com/

https://www.change.org/p/mayor-jacob-frey-justice-for-george-floyd

https://act.colorofchange.org/sign/justiceforfloyd_george_floyd_minneapolis

Justice for Tony McDade
https://www.change.org/p/black-lives-matter-activists-justice-for-tony-mcdade


Justice for Manuel Ellis
https://www.change.org/p/tacoma-police-department-and-washington-state-judicial-system-justice-for-manuel-ellis


Justice for Elijah McClain

https://www.change.org/p/adams-county-district-attorney-justice-for-elijah-mcclain-88600e12-fb72-41e4-9137-030a1dcaf695


Justice for Charleena Lyles
https://www.change.org/p/mayor-jenny-durkan-justice-for-charleena-lyles

 

Call 

Call Your Elected Officials
https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials/

Call the office of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison at 800.657.3787 demanding that all of the officers on-site at the murder of George Floyd be held accountable, and immediately charged and investigated. You should say, “My name is _____ and I am demanding that all officers on-site at the murder of George Floyd be held accountable. They must be immediately arrested, charged, and investigated for murder.”

Demand Justice for Ahmaud Arbery
Call to learn more: 770.800.0689

Demand Justice for Breonna Taylor
Call: 502.735.1784

Demand Justice for Tony McDade
Text “Tony McDade” to 484848

Upcoming Events

July 7 - Black Out Day 2020: Participate, spread the word, help organize locally
https://www.blackoutday.org/

 

LEARN & TAKE ACTION

Resource Lists & Tools

Anti-racism resources for white people
http://bit.ly/ANTIRACISMRESOURCES

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:"
https://nonprofitaf.com/2019/03/%EF%BB%BFpeople-of-color-we-need-to-address-our-own-anti-blackness-and-how-we-may-be-perpetuating-injustice/

Resource list from Art Equity
https://docs.google.com/document/d/13Q3asua1tpQODPJiTXqN_ERJFBlBn7g2oCHzX3o2Ab4/edit

Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PrAq4iBNb4nVIcTsLcNlW8zjaQXBLkWayL8EaPlh0bc/preview

Disability Justice Resources
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bZv2kQwfnW1UJnX7NijSYD5dXm4xucKcTDxCt3wE8RU/edit

Petition, Donation, Call, and Email Resource List
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-0KC83vYfVQ-2freQveH43PWxuab2uWDEGolzrNoIks/mobilebasic

Justice in June Daily Practice Resource List, compiled by Autumn Gupta with Bryanna Wallace’s oversight
bit.ly/junejustice

5 Ally Actions Newsletter from Better Allies
https://betterallies.us19.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=cc808df089bf312fc1a37916d&id=575137cdc6

Anti-Racism Daily Newsletter from Nicole Cardoza
https://www.nicoleacardoza.com/anti-racism-daily

Creative Ecosystems & Funds that Support Black People
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VHrlB9u6RpGjZK_SW-JKf7t-QehBdBF7EVF8Qd-j02s/htmlview

Seattle-King County Equity Now: Read Equity Now's Immediate Demands in Wake of George Floyd's Murder, sign petitions, join the Juneteenth Freedom March, and more
https://www.kingcountyequitynow.com/

"Some Seattle Things to Read and Watch to Better Understand the Protests"
https://www.seattlemet.com/arts-and-culture/2020/06/some-seattle-things-to-read-and-watch-to-better-understand-the-protests

Layla F Saad's Anti-Racist Reading List
https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2020/jun/03/do-the-work-an-anti-racist-reading-list-layla-f-saad

Ibram X. Kendi's Anti-Racist Reading List
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/29/books/review/antiracist-reading-list-ibram-x-kendi.html

Seattle Public Library's Toolkit for Anti-racism Allies
https://www.spl.org/books-and-media/books-and-ebooks/staff-picks/a-toolkit-for-anti-racism

Black History Month Library
https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0Bz011IF2Pu9TUWIxVWxybGJ1Ync

Decolonize Your Mind reading list by Duende District
https://bookshop.org/lists/decolonize-your-mind

Seattle Indivisible Daily Actions
https://www.seattleindivisible.com/daily-actions

What to Send Up On Your Own
https://www.bagofbeans.net/copy-of-wtsu-resources

The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond
www.pisab.org 

When They See Us Study Guide
www.array101.org 

National Museum of African American History and Culture: "Talking About Race"
https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race

BlackPast: Learn about African American History
https://www.blackpast.org/

The Root: A Timeline of Events That Led to the 2020 'Fed Up'-rising
https://www.theroot.com/a-timeline-of-events-that-led-to-the-2020-fed-up-rising-1843780800

Smithsonian Magazine: 158 Resources to Understand Racism in America
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/158-resources-understanding-systemic-racism-america-180975029/

Racial Equity Tools
https://www.racialequitytools.org/home

Action Steps
https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/

Police Union Contract Project
https://www.checkthepolice.org/

Disability Visibility Project: Disabled People of Color
https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/tag/disabled-people-of-color/

New Era of Public Safety: An Advocacy Toolkit for Fair, Safe, and Effective Community Policing
https://civilrights.org/wp-content/uploads/Toolkit.pdf

Additional Book Recommendations

How Racism Takes Place by George Lipsitz
https://books.google.com/books/about/How_Racism_Takes_Place.html?id=lv0musrlBGYC

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F Saad
https://www.meandwhitesupremacybook.com

Pleasure Activism by adrienne maree brown
https://books.google.com/books/about/Pleasure_Activism.html?id=wlJUDwAAQBAJ&source=kp_book_description

I Am Not Your Negro by James Baldwin
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33198164-i-am-not-your-negro

For Parents, Children & Teachers

The Conscious Kid: An education, research and policy organization dedicated to reducing bias and promoting positive identity development in youth
https://www.theconsciouskid.org/about
Many of the resources offered by The Conscious Kid are currently sold-out, but you can donate to their Patreon to receive exclusive books and resources: https://www.patreon.com/theconsciouskid

For Teachers and Parents: Teaching for Black Lives
https://www.rethinkingschools.org/books/title/teaching-for-black-lives

"33 Books Featuring Black Heroes and Characters That Every Kid Should Read"
https://theeverymom.com/black-history-month-books-for-kids/

#BlackLivesMatter: K-8 Distance Learning Activities for Justice for George Floyd
https://colorfulpages.org/2020/05/31/blacklivesmatter-k-8-distance-learning-activities-for-justice-for-george-floyd/

"Talking With Your Children About Race and Police Violence"
https://www.achievementfirst.org/educating-our-children-talking-to-kids-about-racism-police-brutality/

"A Black Psychologist's Guide to Talking With Your Children About Race and Police Violence"
https://www.theroot.com/a-black-psychologists-guide-to-talking-with-your-childr-1843883341

"Talking to Children about Racial Bias"
https://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/emotional-wellness/Building-Resilience/Pages/Talking-to-Children-About-Racial-Bias.aspx

TYA: "Open Source Scripts Toward an Antiracist Tomorrow"
http://www.tyausa.org/freeplay/

Dismantling Anti-Black Linguistic Racism in Shakespeare: A Field Guide
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Kpq3nTAUVKwTrY_XLiH6aCr3agUMu-pSCe87fg8DYQM/edit

For Organizations

Of/By/For All: "A Framework for Action in Response to Moments of Outrage & Crisis"
https://www.ofbyforall.org/updates-feed/2020/6/2/taking-action-or-not-in-moments-of-national-outrage

Equity in the Center: "Awake to Woke Work: Building a Race Equity Culture"
https://www.equityinthecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Equity-in-Center-Awake-Woke-Work-2019-final-1.pdf

Fakequity: "Color Brave Space — How to Run a Better Equity Focused Meeting"
https://fakequity.com/2017/05/26/color-brave-space-how-to-run-a-better-equity-focused-meeting/

Grantmakers in the Arts Racial Equity Podcast Series
https://www.giarts.org/series/racial-equity-podcast

Additional Articles

James Baldwin: "How to Cool It: Read the landmark 1968 Q&A on race in America"
https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a23960/james-baldwin-cool-it/

"Dear White People, Your Black Colleagues Aren't Okay"
https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2020/05/9841376/black-trauma-george-floyd-dear-white-people

"Who Gets to Future? Race, Representation, and Design Methods in Africatown"
http://faculty.washington.edu/dkrosner/files/who-gets-to-future.pdf

"We Can’t Breathe: The Deaf & Disabled Margin of Police Brutality Project"
https://www.dustinpgibson.com/offerings/wecantbreathe

"#BlackDisabledLivesMatter: Why we need to talk about both race and disability when addressing police brutality"
https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/blackdisabledlivesmatter/

"How to Protest Safely: What to Bring, What to Do, and What to Avoid"
https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-protest-safely-gear-tips/

"How to Safely and Ethically Film Police Misconduct"
https://www.teenvogue.com/story/how-to-film-police-safely

Helpful info when planning to attend Seattle’s protests that culminate near Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill
https://www.modcarousel.com/supply-resources

"Mapping Our Social Change Roles in Times of Crisis"
https://medium.com/@dviyer/mapping-our-social-change-roles-in-times-of-crisis-8bbe71a8ab01

"Stolen bodies, Stolen land: Contemplating Blackness and Indigeneity"
http://blackyouthproject.com/stolen-bodies-stolen-land-contemplating-blackness-and-indigeneity/

Watch & Listen

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: "The Danger of a Single Story"
20 minutes, TED Talk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9Ihs241zeg

Jules Orcullo: "What’s left of you? Performance, decolonization & self-determination"
16 minutes, TED Talk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOYE-gCdSM8

Quetzala Carson: "Pedagogy of the Decolonizing"
12 minutes, TED Talk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN17Os8JAr8&t=8s

"The Magnificent James Baldwin Explains The Riots Of 1968"
https://youtu.be/dO2kwzJ_Zg4

Code Switch Podcast
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/code-switch/id1112190608

Kimberly Jones: "How Can We Win"
https://youtu.be/sb9_qGOa9Go

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: "George Floyd, Minneapolis Protests, Ahmaud Arbery & Amy Cooper"
https://youtu.be/v4amCfVbA_c
 

SUPPORT BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES

Black-Owned Businesses in Washington

Support Black Owned 
https://www.supportblackowned.com/states/wa

Intentionalist
https://intentionalist.com/b/?ls=&radius=5&st=listing&lat=0&lng=0&listing_tag%5B%5D=black-owned

Seattle Black Business Directory
https://www.facebook.com/groups/seattleblackbusinessdirectory/

150+ Black-Owned Restaurants & Businesses to Support in Western Washington
https://www.king5.com/article/news/community/140-black-owned-businesses-to-support-in-seattle/281-f79ce92a-4ef0-4036-ae89-86504ee2fee7

Nile's Edge: a healing arts center focused on de-colonizing health and education so that under-served communities can holistically flourish
https://www.nilesedge.com/nilesedge

Black-Owned Restaurants in Seattle

The Seattle Times: "How to Support Black-Owned Restaurants in Seattle" 
https://www.seattletimes.com/life/food-drink/how-to-support-black-owned-restaurants-in-seattle/

The Stranger Black-Owned Restaurants Listing
https://everout.thestranger.com/locations/?feature=black-owned

Black-Owned Bookstores

Buzzfeed News: "12 Black-Owned Bookstores You Can Support Right Now"
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ariannarebolini/black-bookstores-black-authors-books

African American Literature Book Club: Black Owned Bookstores in the United States List
https://aalbc.com/bookstores/list.php

SUPPORT BLACK-LED CULTURAL & COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS

LANGSTON
https://www.langstonseattle.org/

Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas
https://www.cdforum.org/

Wa Na Wari
https://www.wanawari.org/

Spectrum Dance Theater
https://spectrumdance.org/

Northwest African American Museum
https://www.naamnw.org/

Africatown Central District
https://africatownseattle.com/

The Hansberry Project
http://hansberryproject.org/

Earth Pearl Collective
https://www.earthpearlcollective.com/

Festival Sundiata
https://festivalsundiata.org/

What the Funk?!
https://www.whatthefunkfest.com/

The Mahogany Project
http://www.mahoganyproject.org/

Stay Up Late Show
https://www.facebook.com/groups/23130851221/

Northwest Tap Connection
https://www.nwtapconnection.org/
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

Black Dot
https://www.blackdotseattle.com/

Community Passageways
https://www.communitypassageways.org/

Creative Justice
https://www.4culture.org/public_art/creative-justice/

Byrd Barr Place (also one of Seattle Rep's Public Works partner organizations)
https://byrdbarrplace.org/

Nurturing Roots
https://www.facebook.com/pg/NurturingRoots206/about/

The Village of Hope Seattle
https://www.thevillageofhopeseattle.org/

The Alasea Network
https://www.talaseanetwork.org/

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

"7 Virtual Mental Health Resources Supporting Black People Right Now"
https://www.bonappetit.com/story/virtual-mental-health-resources

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network
https://www.nqttcn.com/about-us

The Loveland Foundation: Therapy for Black Women and Girls
https://thelovelandfoundation.org/about/

"Self-Care Tips for Black People Who Are Struggling With This Very Painful Week"
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/g5pgmq/self-care-tips-for-black-people-struggling-from-painful-week

Black Mental Health Resources
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bE95WT6q8n2EQDqXjAxItjxckY97fhoOWCAx7MvfjPs/edit

 

We welcome and encourage suggestions for this list. Please contact Nabra Nelson.