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BECOMING AN ACCOMPLICE TO BIPOC & CHALLENGING WHITE FRAGILITY

Anti-racism Resources for White People
This document 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.

How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change
An article about turning this moment into a long-term movement by making specific demands for criminal justice and police reform. 

Good White People
An article on moving beyond being a good white person and towards becoming an accomplice and agitator. 

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality. 
 

HOW CAN I BECOME AN ACTIVE AND LONG TERM PARTICIPANT IN THE BLM MOVEMENT?

Dear White People, This is What We Want You to Do
A blog post outlining action items for white folks to take on to help the movement. 

26 Ways to Be in the Struggle Beyond the Streets
A list of ways to participate in the movement beyond marching in protests. 

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
A list of action items white people can incorporate in their anti-racist work. 

Opportunities for White People in the Fight for Racial Justice 
The ideas captured on this website, very much a work in progress, have been developed to support White people to act for racial justice. It draws from ideas and resources developed mostly by Black, Brown and People of Color, and has been edited by Black, Brown, and People of Color.  

TEACHING ANTI-RACISM FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS

National Museum of African American History and Culture Releases “Talking About Race” Web Portal
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture today launched Talking About Race, a new online portal designed to help individuals, families, and communities talk about racism, racial identity and the way these forces shape every aspect of society, from the economy and politics to the broader American culture.

How to Be an Antiracist Educator
A book re: how to be an anti-racist educator. Teaching for an antiracist future starts with us, the educators. An antiracist educator actively works to dismantle the structures, policies, institutions, and systems that create barriers and perpetuate race-based inequities for people of color. Educating students to see and respect the humanity and dignity of all people should be a national imperative, especially if we want to heal—and have a future—as a nation.

Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup
A number of resources for teachers and parents teaching children about anti-racism. 
 
20 Picture Books for 2020: Readings to Embrace Race, Provide Solace & Do Good
A book list to help engage the broad range of emotions and needs of diverse children in our multiracial society.

 
DC-SPECIFIC ORGANIZATIONS

BLM DC 
BLM DC is a radical collective of Black artists, infrastructure builders and movement healers and strategists from the future, organizing in the here and now around two movement equations. These equations inform how we live as our highest selves while dismantling White Supremacy, Patriarchy, Capitalism, Imperialism and the role the state plays in supporting them. 

D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice
D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice is a network of educators who seek to strengthen and deepen social justice teaching. 

Empower DC 
Since 2003, Empower DC has advanced racial, economic and environmental justice by investing in the leadership and organized political power of DC’s lowest income residents and communities.

EmpowerEd
EmpowerEd elevates the voices of diverse DC teacher leaders to promote a more equitable education system for all DC kids.

ONE DC
At ONE DC, our mission is to exercise political strength to create and preserve racial and economic equity in Shaw and the District. We seek to create a community in DC that is equitable for all.

POLICY AND REFORM SPECIFIC RESOURCES

The Movement for Black Lives
The Movement for Black Lives launched the Vision for Black Lives, a comprehensive and visionary policy agenda for the post-Ferguson Black liberation movement, in August of 2016. 
 
Campaign Zero
A comprehensive package of urgent policy solutions - informed by data, research and human rights principles - can change the way police serve our communities.

Letter to Minneapolis School Board Urging Decision To Remove Police From Schools
Advancement Project National Office and the Alliance for Educational Justice (AEJ) enthusiastically support Minneapolis School Board Member Josh Pauly’s resolution to terminate the contract between the Minneapolis Police Department and Minneapolis Public Schools and remove police from schools.

Color of Change 
Helping to organize concrete and effective campaigns such as getting paypal and the credit card companies to stop processing donations to white supremacist organizations, and pressuring Facebook to conduct a Civil Rights Audit and address the fact that white supremacists organize on this platform.

Reclaim the Block 
Founded in 2018; organizes Minneapolis community and city council members to move money from the police department into other areas of the city’s budget that truly promote community health and safety.

ANTI-RACISM FOR ORGANIZATIONS AND NONPROFITS 

AWAKE to WOKE to WORK: Building a Race Equity Culture
A resource that outlines steps on building an anti-racist culture within an organization. 

Have nonprofit and philanthropy become the “white moderate” that Dr. King warned us about?
An article about nonprofit’s tendency towards more moderate and centrist politics, avoiding more progressive values.

Continuum on Becoming an Anti-Racist Multicultural Organization
A chart reflecting the continuum on becoming an anti-racist organization from monocultural to multicultural to anti-racist to anti-racist multicultural. 
 
Anti-Racist Organizational Change: Resources & Tools for Nonprofits
Many nonprofit organizations talk about the importance of diversity, inclusion, and equity, but many find it difficult to truly integrate these concepts into their work and how they operate.In March 2016, CommunityWise Resource Centre started a process of Anti-Racist Organizational Change (AROC). In this resource, they share the story of how the AROC process unfolded.
 
Discussion: How Does Racism Show Up in Nonprofit Work?
An article that identifies ways in which racism shows up in nonprofit structures. 
 
Arts Administrators of Color Network (AAC)
Arts Administrators of Color Network (AAC) is a nonprofit organization committed to empowering arts leaders by providing opportunities, tools, and resources to advocate for access, diversity, inclusion, and equity in the arts for all.

MUTUAL AID AND BAILOUT FUNDS

North Star Health Collective 
Offers mutual aid and support for safer public demonstrations, rallies, and protests in Minneapolis. 

Louisville Community Bail Fund 
The Louisville Community Bail Fund exists to not only bail out folks, but provide post-release support to get them from jail, fed, and to a situation of safety. LCBF also maintains a focus on preventative measures for those targeted by law enforcement and threatened with incarceration.

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