Last updated August 28, 2020 by Mari Jacobson
This is a list of ongoing resources that you can take action on. Many of these items require repetitive action, some of them are organizations and communities that need regular donations, and there are reading resources help educate on a variety of issues.
There are a lot of items on this list - pick some issues that resonate with you, or some that are new to you.
This list is not complete, and it can and will change frequently. It's a starting point for us all - there are many other great resources out there for you to support.
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ACLU Volunteer Calling
We've signed up for the ACLU's Volunteer Call Team. They make it very easy - they provide a call training guide and call scripts.
→ Watch Denim Dudes Webinar: Denim & Segregation featuring Alyasha Owerka-Moore (Phat Farm), Bobby Joseph (FUBU), April Walker (Walker Wear), Donwan Harrell (Akademiks PRPS) and TJ Walker (Cross Colours)
→ Denim Dudes on racism and denim
- Post Civil War Slavery and the supply chain by Simon Ferringo
- Donwan Harrell: Reflections on Life as a Black Designer in the Denim Industry
- The History of America’s Black Cowboy by Sonya Abrego
- How Denim became the Symbol of the Civil Rights Movement by Samuel Trotman
- Denim and Slavery: Are you Uncomfortable Yet? By Amy Leverton
→ Check out this Black-owned Bookstore guide
→ Check out what’s being highlighted by the NoName Book free reading program to read curated texts by authors of color for free, or learn about the Book of the Month. Also provides lists of Black-owned bookstores and book clubs. Here is their list for Black August.
→ Anti-racism books for children/teens
→ Antiracism books for adults
→ Black Liberation and the Abolition of the Prison Industrial Complex: An Interview with Rachel Herzing
→ Felony disenfranchisement by Brennan Center
→ Racial Discrimination by the Criminal Justice System Against Indigenous Peoples in the United States by Indigenous Rights Center
→ How Gerrymandering Works by Sister District project
→ Relinquishing the Patriarchy Resources list by Adrienne Maree Brown
→ Support Color of Change, an Oakland-based organization that we refer to often!
Donations to support Native communities
→ Donate to help support Native Americans during the covid-19 crisis. Native American communities are at a severely high risk during the pandemic.
→ Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Volunteer Form to arrange safe food and supply drop-offs
Donations to support black trans people
Direct giving is the most available and requested option to support Black Trans people. Here are some resources to donate to.
→ The Okra Project's Nina Pop and Tony McDade mental health fund (provides Black male or female therapists to Trans people)
Donations to support trans people
→ Point of Pride COVID Emergency FundCovid Emergency Fund
Other resources and ways to support
→ Find a Mutual Aid Network near you via Mutual Aid Hub
Compiled by Mari Jacobson for Standard & Strange