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.
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Northwest Community Bail Fund
Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County Bail Fund
ACLU of Washington
Seattle Clemency Project
King County Equity Now
Lavender Rights Project
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
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)
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
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 Charleena Lyles
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
Demand Justice for Tony McDade
Text “Tony McDade” to 484848
July 7 - Black Out Day 2020: Participate, spread the word, help organize locally
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 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
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: https://www.patreon.com/theconsciouskid
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
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"
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
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
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: https://www.gofundme.com/f/northwest-tap-connection-covid19-support
Byrd Barr Place (also one of Seattle Rep's Public Works partner organizations)
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
We welcome and encourage suggestions for this list. Please contact Nabra Nelson.