Black Lives Matter

The black community is hurting.

Our community is hurting.

We are tired, we are angry, and we are heartbroken.

Enough is enough.

We refuse to remain silent, while racism runs rampant.

Stand with us and support the fight against injustice, racism, and inequality.

Educational Resources

This list is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Feel free to circulate this document on social media and with your friends, family, and colleagues.


Resources for white parents to raise anti-racist children:

Books:

  1. Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners: books for children and young adults See the books here.
  2. 31 Children's books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance See the books here.

Podcasts:

  1. Parenting Forward podcast episode ‘Five Pandemic Parenting Lessons with Cindy Wang Brandt’ Listen to the podcast here.
  2. Fare of the Free Child podcast Listen to the podcast here.
  3. Integrated Schools podcast episode “Raising White Kids with Jennifer Harvey” Listen to the podcast here.

Articles:

  1. PBS’s Teaching Your Child About Black History Month Read the article here.
  2. Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup from Pretty Good Read the article here.

Articles to read:

  1. “America’s Racial Contract Is Killing Us” by Adam Serwer | Atlantic (May 8, 2020) Read the article here.
  2. Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement (Mentoring a New Generation of Activists Read the article here.
  3. ”My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant” by Jose Antonio Vargas | NYT Mag (June 22, 2011) Read the article here.
  4. The 1619 Project (all the articles) | The New York Times Magazine Read the article here.
  5. The Combahee River Collective Statement Read the article here.
  6. “The Intersectionality Wars” by Jane Coaston | Vox (May 28, 2019) Read the article here.
  7. Tips for Creating Effective White Caucus Groups developed by Craig Elliott PhD Read the article here.
  8. “Where do I donate? Why is the uprising violent? Should I go protest?” by Courtney Martin (June 1, 2020) Read the article here.
  9. ”White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Knapsack Peggy McIntosh Read the article here.
  10. “Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?” by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi | Atlantic (May 12, 2020) Read the article here.

Videos to watch:

  1. Black Feminism & the Movement for Black Lives: Barbara Smith, Reina Gossett, Charlene Carruthers (50:48) Watch it here.
  2. "How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion" | Peggy McIntosh at TEDxTimberlaneSchools (18:26) Watch it here.

Podcasts to subscribe to:

  1. 1619 (New York Times) Follow the podcast here.
  2. About Race Follow the podcast here.
  3. Code Switch (NPR) Follow the podcast here.
  4. Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw Follow the podcast here.
  5. Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast Follow the podcast here.
  6. Pod For The Cause (from The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights) Follow the podcast here.
  7. Seeing White Follow the podcast here.

Books to read:

  1. Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins Buy it here.
  2. Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Dr. Brittney Cooper Buy it here.
  3. Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon Buy it here.
  4. How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi Buy it here.
  5. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou Buy it here.
  6. Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson Buy it here.
  7. Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad Buy it here.
  8. Raising Our Hands by Jenna Arnold Buy it here.
  9. Redefining Realness by Janet Mock Buy it here.
  10. Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde Buy it here.
  11. So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo Buy it here.
  12. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison Buy it here.
  13. The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin Buy it here.
  14. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander Buy it here.

Films and TV series to watch:

  1. 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
  2. American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
  3. Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent
  4. Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada) — Hulu with Cinemax or available to rent
  5. Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent
  6. Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
  7. Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
  8. I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy
  9. If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
  10. Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.
  11. King In The Wilderness  — HBO
  12. See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
  13. Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent
  14. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent
  15. The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax

Organizations to follow on social media:

  1. Antiracism Center. Follow here.
  2. Audre Lorde Project. Follow here.
  3. Black Women’s Blueprint. Follow here.
  4. Color Of Change. Follow here.
  5. Colorlines. Follow here.
  6. The Conscious Kid. Follow here.
  7. Equal Justice Initiative (EJI). Follow here.
  8. Families Belong Together Follow here.
  9. The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights. Follow here.
  10. MPowerChange. Follow here.
  11. Muslim Girl. Follow here.
  12. NAACP Follow here.
  13. National Domestic Workers Alliance. Follow here.
  14. RAICES. Follow here.
  15. Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ). Follow here.
  16. SisterSong. Follow here.
  17. United We Dream. Follow here.

List compilation Credit: Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein in May 2020

Donate in Support of Black Lives


Victim memorial funds

  1. George Floyd Memorial Fund. Donate here.
  2. I Run With Maud. Donate here.
  3. James Scurlock Memorial Fund. Donate here.
  4. Tony Mcdade Memorial Fund. Donate here.
  5. David McAtee Memorial Fund. Donate here.
  6. Gianna Floyd Fund. Donate here.
  7. Justice for Breonna Taylor. Donate here.

Bail funds

  1. The Bail Project. Donate here.
  2. National Bail Out. Donate here.
  3. National Bail Fund Network COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. Donate here.

Policy reform organizations

  1. American Civil Liberties Union. Donate here.
  2. Advancement Project. Donate here.
  3. Reclaim The Block. Donate here.
  4. Black Lives Matter Global Network. Donate here.

Legal defense funds and organizations

  1. NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Donate here.
  2. Legal Rights Center. Donate here.
  3. Amistad Law Project. Donate here.

Police reform organizations

  1. The National Police Accountability Project. Donate here.
  2. Campaign Zero. Donate here.
  3. Communities United Against Police Brutality. Donate here.

Community enrichment organizations

  1. Black and Brown Founders. Donate here.
  2. Embrace Race. Donate here.
  3. Black Feminist Project; New York City. Donate here.
  4. Black Table Arts Donate here.

Youth-oriented community organizations

  1. The Conscious Kid. Donate here.
  2. Black Girls Code. Donate here.
  3. Integrate NYC. Donate here.

Black LGBTQ funds and organizations

  1. Trans Justice Funding Project. Donate here.
  2. Black AIDS Institute. Donate here.
  3. The Marsha P. Johnson Institute. Donate here.
  4. The Nina Pop and Tony McDade Mental Health Recovery Fund. Donate here.

List compilation Credit: NY Magazine