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Black Lives Matter Conversation

Our nation is engaging in conversations that need to be had about how Black Americans face disproportionate violence at the hands of police, a disproportionate rate of incarceration, and systematic racism that prevents access to resources. Below are listed ways that you can help with or without donating money.

This list is sourced from submissions from our PAWMA community and compiled by our newsletter editor. It is, of course, incomplete—we invite you to continue the conversation by sharing resources and reactions in your training communities and in our racial justice programming at this year’s camp!

DONATE

National

  • The Bail Project: National revolving fund that battles mass incarceration
  • Black Lives Matter: International organization with a mission to “eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.”
    Three women founded #BlackLivesMatter in 2013 as a response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin's murderer.

  • Share your next stimulus check. https://www.sharemycheck.org/

Local

  • Find your local bail relief fund, BLM branch, or organization that addresses police violence against Black Folx

ACTIONS THAT DO NOT COST MONEY

ORGANIZATIONS TO FOLLOW

  1. NAAACP (@NAACP)
  2. The Conscious Kid (@TheCosnciousKID)
    Parenting and Education through a Critical Race Lens
  3. Showing up for Racial Justice (@showingupforracialjustice)
    SURJ is a national network of groups & individuals organizing white people for racial justice.
  4. Families belong together (@fams2gether)
  5. Sistersong (@sistersong_woc)
  6. Carenotcops campaign (@carenotcopspdx)
  7. Mpd_150 (@MPD_150) 
  8. Campaign zero (@campaignzero)
  9. Black Lives Matter (@BLM)

USE YOUR VOICE

Call to demand justice for Breona Taylor and David McAtee

  • Louiseville Mayor Greg Fischer - 502-574-2003
  • Kentucky Govenor Daniel Cameron - 502-696-5300
  • LMPD Chief Steve McDade - 502-574-7660

LEARN

  • #DoTheWork—a 30-day course designed to be an eye-opener and a call to action for those who seek to be allies to Black women. Do on your own, or with a small group of peers, friends or colleagues.

READ

  • White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo 
  • Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad and Robin J DiAngelo
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison 
  • The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon (transl. Richard Philcox)
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou 

LISTEN TO RACIAL JUSTICE PODCASTS

(don’t forget to rate and review)

  • 1619 - NY Times
  • Hoodrat to Headwrap
  • A Decorated Podcast
  • About Race
  • Momentum: A race forward podcast
  • Seeing White

    (Specifically the episode, “That’s not us so we’re clean”)

WATCH THESE DOCUMENTARIES

  • 13th
  • Freedom Riders
  • Slavery by Any Other Name
  • Eyes on the Prize
  • Soundtrack For a Revolution
  • Dare Girls
  • The Black List Volume 1
  • Breaking the Muddle
  • More Than A Month
  • King in the Wilderness
  • Paris is Burning
  • Pose
  • Stay Woke
  • The BLM Movement
  • Whose Streets
  • Let The Fire Burn

WATCH THESE TV SHOWS/MOVIES

  • American Son (Netflix)
  • See You Yesterday (Netflix)
  • The Hate You Give (HULU)
  • Sorry To Bother You (HULU)
  • Dear White People (Netflix)
  • When They See Us (Netflix)
  • SELMA
  • Malcolm X

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