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




Northwest Community Bail Fund

Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County Bail Fund

Bail Funds

ACLU of Washington

Seattle Clemency Project

King County Equity Now

Lavender Rights Project


Reclaim the Block Minneapolis
Reclaim the Block has recently shared a document with a list of other organizations in Minneapolis to support:

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)

Unicorn Riot

Black Voters Matter

Color of Change

Communities United Against Police Brutality

Campaign Zero 

Equal Rights Washington

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)

Memorial & Justice Funds

George Floyd Memorial Fund 

Fund for George Floyd

I Run With Maud

In Memory of Tony McDade

In Honor of Manuel Ellis

Elijah McClain Memorial Fund

Justice for Jacob Blake



Petitions to Sign

Mijente: Petition Listing

Petition to pressure the George Floyd Prosecutors

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

Black Futures Lab: Support Black Agenda 2020 Petition and Pledge to Vote

Justice for Breonna Taylor 

Justice for Ahmaud Arbery

Justice for George Floyd

Justice for Tony McDade

Justice for Manuel Ellis

Justice for Elijah McClain

Justice for Charleena Lyles

Justice for Jacob Blake

Justice for Daniel Prude



Call Your 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

Demand Justice for Jacob Blake
Kenosha City Attorney: 262.653.4170
Kenosha Mayor and City Administration: 262.653.4000
Wisconsin DOJ: 608.266.1221



Resource Lists & Tools

Anti-racism resources for white people

Resources for non-Black POCs
"7 Ways Non-Black People of Color Perpetuate Anti-Blackness:"
"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 from Nicole Cardoza

Creative Ecosystems & Funds that Support Black People

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

"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 

When They See Us Study Guide 

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

Action Steps

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

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

The Conscious Kid: An education, research and policy organization dedicated to reducing bias and promoting positive identity development in youth
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:

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

For Organizations

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

Additional Articles

James Baldwin: "How to Cool It: Read the landmark 1968 Q&A on race in America"

"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"

Helpful info when planning to attend Seattle’s protests that culminate near Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill

"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

Black-Owned Restaurants in Seattle

The Seattle Times: "How to Support Black-Owned Restaurants in Seattle"

The Stranger Black-Owned Restaurants Listing

Black-Owned Bookstores

Buzzfeed News: "12 Black-Owned Bookstores You Can Support Right Now"

African American Literature Book Club: Black Owned Bookstores in the United States List



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

Festival Sundiata

What the Funk?!

The Mahogany Project

Stay Up Late Show

Northwest Tap Connection
Support a fundraiser to maintain studio operations and bills while Northwest Tap Connection is closed due to COVID-19:

Black Dot

Community Passageways

Creative Justice

Byrd Barr Place (also one of Seattle Rep's Public Works partner organizations)

Nurturing Roots

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"


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