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Racial justice resource guide Support Black Lives in America

This resource hub was created to provide our members, as well as other human rights and Black Lives Matter activists, a fairly comprehensive list of resources so you can take action in the fight against racial injustice. In addition to our official statement, you'll find books, podcasts and articles to guide meaningful conversation and action. We've also included a list of organizations that you can support by both amplifying their work and donating, if you're able. We will continue to add resources to this list, so we encourage you to visit it often.

UNA-USA's STATEMENT

We demand justice for Black Americans. U.S. human rights violations are on display, for all the world to see. Our flawed systems, built on oppression and deeply rooted in racism, are exposed. #BlackLivesMatter and we will not rest until justice is served. READ.

FROM THE UNITED NATIONS

RACIAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONS

Black Lives Matter

Website: https://blacklivesmatter.com/

#BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives. DONATE.

Black Visions Collective

Website: https://www.blackvisionsmn.org/

Black Visions Collective is a social justice organization that aims to "center our work in healing and transformative justice principles, intentionally develop our organization's core 'DNA' to ensure sustainability, and develop Minnesota’s emerging black leadership to lead powerful campaigns." DONATE.

Campaign Zero

Website: https://www.joincampaignzero.org

Campaign Zero aims to end police brutality by providing the public and government officials with urgent, research-based policy solutions. DONATE.

Color Of Change

Website: https://colorofchange.org/

Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization that helps people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by 1.7 million members, Color Of Change moves decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America. DONATE.

Communities United Against Police Brutality

Website: https://www.cuapb.org

This Twin Cities-based organization confronts police brutality by providing those in need with services, including but not limited to crisis hotlines and legal, medical, and psychological referrals. It also holds rallies, protests, and educational seminars alongside "routinely waging battles in the political and legal arenas to bring about changes in laws, policies, and practices that reduce accountability and allow police brutality to occur." DONATE.

Fair Fight

Website: https://www.fairfight.com

Fair Fight, founded by Stacey Abrams, promotes fair elections by bringing voter discrimination to light with education programs and election reform advocacy. DONATE.

Know Your Rights Camp

Website: https://www.knowyourrightscamp.com

Colin Kaepernick founded this organization that holds education seminars across the country for black and brown youth. Know Your Rights Camp teamed up with defense lawyers in the Minneapolis area to help provide legal resources for those in Minnesota in need right now. DONATE.

NAACP

Website: https://www.naacp.org/

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons. DONATE.

North Star Health Collective

Website: https://www.northstarhealthcollective.org

North Star Health Collective is a group of health care providers who work in alliance with organizations to create safer environments for protesters. DONATE.

Reclaim the Block

Website: https://www.reclaimtheblock.org

Reclaim the Block works with communities and city council members in Minneapolis to redistribute money from the police department to other parts of the city's budget that "truly promote community health and safety." DONATE.

Unicorn Riot

Website: https://www.unicornriot.ninja

Unicorn Riot is an independent, educational, and decentralized media nonprofit that works to identify the causes of social issues by sharing stories of people whose voices have been silenced. DONATE.

BAIL FUNDS

THE BAIL PROJECT

This national fund helps pay bail for people in need (including protesters). Once a client's case has ended, the bail money is returned to the fund and used over and over again. You can also visit The National Bail Fund Network to see a full directory of bail funds by state. DONATE.

BAIL FUNDS BY STATE

PETITIONS

LISTEN & READ

FROM BLACK ANTI-RACIST EDUCATORS & AUTHORS

PODCASTS

BOOKS

Please consider ordering your books from Black-owned bookstores. For a comprehensive list, please click here.

  • How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD
  • White Fragility: Why it's so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo
  • Just Mercy: A Story of Injustice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
  • From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
  • Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon To White America by Michael Eric Dyson
  • Breathe: A Letter to My Sons by by Imani Perry
  • Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color by Andrea Ritchie

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Racial Justice from The Heart – Master Class: Afraid to Say The Wrong Thing? 5 Steps to Transform Your Conversations About Racism

STATEMENTS OF SOLIDARITY

UNA-USA CHAPTERS & LEADERS

UN FOUNDATION

UNA-USA REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW REPORTS RELATED TO RACIAL JUSTICE

WEBINARS

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