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.
who represents you in congress?
→ Find out who represents you and how to contact them
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
→Segregation in Southern Textile Mills by Albert Muzquiz
→Four Decades of Change: Black Workers in Southern Textiles, 1941-1981 by Mary Frederickson
→Black Activism, the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and the Racial Integration of the Southern Textile Industry by Timothy J Minchin
→The Compton Cowboys: The New Generation of Cowboys in America’s Urban Heartland by Walter Thompson-Hernández
→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.
→Reparations Club Bookstore staff picks
→ 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 Statesby Indigenous Rights Center
→Rachel Cargle’s The Great Unlearn
→Patia’s Fantasy World Master List of Resources on How to Dismantle Systemic Racism
→2020 Police Brutality Repository
→Frameworks and Organizing Strategy Resources by Community Justice Exchange
→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!
→The National Domestic Workers Alliance
→ Donate tothe National Bail Fund Network Emergency Response Fund
→Donate to Black Visions Collective MN
→Latinx History Project Queer Families Covid-19 Relief Fund
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.
→Native Philanthropy Resource Library
→Adopt a Native Elder donation program
→Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Volunteer Formto arrange safe food and supply drop-offs
→One Sioux Falls Fund to help individuals/families avoid evictions
→Help a Native college student with their educational goals and financial needs
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.
→ Black Trans Travel Fund (East Coast)
→ The Okra Project's Nina Pop and Tony McDade mental health fund (provides Black male or female therapists to Trans people)
Nina Pop Fund (For female therapists)
Tony McDade Fund (For male therapists)
→ For the Gworls Covid Medical Fund (pays for travel for medical appointments)
→ Free Covid care packages including safe sex kit
→ Free one year supply of HRT needles
Donations to support trans people
→Point of Pride COVID Emergency FundCovid Emergency Fund
→ Updated list of GoFundMe campaigns for Trans Women
Other resources and ways to support
→Find a Mutual Aid Network near youvia Mutual Aid Hub
→Volunteer your skills virtually to a non-profit
→Showing up for Racial Justice - an organization to mobilize white people for racial justice
→Black Trans Femmes in the Arts
→Nationwide Volunteering Opportunities compiled by Equal Justice Initiative
Compiled by Mari Jacobson for Standard & Strange