Intersections International’s Anti-Racism Resources

The following list of resources is provided to inspire action and reflection on anti-racism and the movement in support of Black lives. In the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Nina Pop, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery in spring 2020, as protest and outcry have risen up throughout the nation, Intersections International remains committed to our mission of moving all people toward the internal and external work of reconciliation, justice and love.

This list is neither exhaustive nor comprehensive and is intended as a starting point and complement to our organizational Statement on Racism and Civil Unrest. It is does not represent an endorsement of nor warrant the information shared in the links.

In closing, we provide these words from Rev. Julie Johnson Staples, J.D., Collegiate Senior Minister serving as Executive Director of Intersections International:

“What I know for sure is that everyone cannot or may not feel called to march, particularly during this season of pandemic. But there are numerous ways to breathe new life into humanity’s wearied skeletons – bones that have been ground to a powder in the call for an end to injustice; bones that rattle in an existential despair exacerbated by repeated and brazen examples of police brutality.

I take hope in the fact that our Still Speaking God is able to offer hope, support and encouragement to those who are fighting for change. Humanity’s bones are crying out for a revitalizing move of the Everloving Spirit.”

 

Say Their Names

Ahmaud Arbery.

Sandra Bland.

Mike Brown.

Philandro Castile.

Charleston 9.

Stephon Clark.

John Crawford.

Jordan Davis.

Amadou Diallo.

Samuel Dubose.

Jonathan Ferrell.

George Floyd.

Eric Garner.

Oscar Grant.

Freddie Gray.

Clifford Grover.

Trayvon Martin.

Botham Jean.

Atatiana Jefferson.

Aiyana Jones.

Regis Korchinski-Paquet.

Tony McDade.

Nina Pop.

Sean Reed.

Claude Reese.

Tamir Rice.

Keith Lamont Scott.

Walter Scott.

Alton Sterling.

Breonna Taylor.

Countless Others.

 

Sign Petitions for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and Ahmaud Arbery

Justice for George Floyd 

https://www.change.org/p/mayor-jacob-frey-justice-for-george-floyd

Justice for Breonna Taylor

https://www.change.org/p/andy-beshear-justice-for-breonna-taylor

Justice for Tony McDade 

https://www.change.org/p/justice-for-tony-mcdade

Justice for Ahmaud Arbery 

https://www.change.org/p/liberty-county-distric-attorney-justice-for-ahmaud-arbery

 

Hold Government Officials Accountable

  • Minnesota

    • Hennepin County Attorney Michael Freeman. (612) 348-5550

    • Minneapolis Police Department. police@minneapolismn.gov

    • Gov. Tim Walz. (651) 201-3400 or (800) 657-3717

    • Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. (800) 657-3787 or attorney.general@state.mn.us

    • Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey. (612) 673-2100

  • Kentucky

    • Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron. (502) 696-5300

    • Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. (502) 574-2003

  • Florida

    • Tallahassee Police Department. (850) 891-4200

    • Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey. (850) 891-2000 or mayor@talgov.com

    • Commissioner Jeremy Matlow. (850) 891-8188

  • Georgia

    • Cobb County District Attorney Joyette Holmes. (770) 528-3080

    • Georgia Bureau of Investgation. (404) 244-2600

    • Go to RunWithMaud.com for scripts and to have your calls routed to official.

  • New York 

    • Governor Andrew Cuomo: 518-474-8390

      • Call to ask Governor Cuomo to action on the New York State Senate’s repeal of Section 50-A of the state’s Civil Rights Law, protecting police secrecy and shielding information about disciplinary records from the public.

 

Fill out the 2020 Census

https://my2020census.gov/

 

Anti-Racism and Activism Resources 

"75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice - Equality Includes You,"

https://medium.com/equality-includes-you/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-justice-f2d18b0e0234

"How to Never Call the Cops Again: A Guide with a Few Alternatives to Calling Police,"

https://www.autostraddle.com/how-to-never-call-the-cops-again-a-guide-with-a-few-alternatives-to-calling-police/

"For Our White Friends Desiring to be Allies,"

https://sojo.net/articles/our-white-friends-desiring-be-allies

"Performative Allyship is Deadly (Here’s What To Do Instead),"

https://forge.medium.com/performative-allyship-is-deadly-c900645d9f1f 

Me and White Supremacy

www.meandwhitesupremacybook.com

 

Anti-Racism and Faith 

White Privilege: Let’s Talk - A Resource for Transformative Dialogue from the United Church of Christ 

http://privilege.uccpages.org/

"Jesus Was a Protester - Comprehensive List of the many times Jesus protested"

https://sojo.net/articles/jesus-was-protester

 

Anti-Racism Work for the LGBT Community

Human Rights Campaign statement on violence against trans and gender non-conforming community in 2020

https://www.hrc.org/resources/violence-against-the-trans-and-gender-non-conforming-community-in-202

"Recent Political Successes Have Made LGBT+ People Targets for Attack"

https://www.openlynews.com/i/?id=f523785c-a8b3-456f-8c23-3ec3d0835cc7

 

Mental Health Resources

Mental Health First Aid 

https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/

"44 Mental Health Resources for Black People Trying to Survive In This Country"

https://www.self.com/story/black-mental-health-resources

Man Therapy

https://mantherapy.org/

Depression and Bipolar Alliance 

https://www.dbsalliance.org/

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline 

https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

Sources of Strength - Teen Suicide Prevention 

https://sourcesofstrength.org/

 

Equip Yourself Before You March

"Here’s What To Do If You Are Hit by Tear Gas"

https://www.businessinsider.com/tear-gas-2014-8

Instructions for homemade face masks & tear gas masks,

https://twitter.com/Etherealcryptid/status/1266042214175645696

Black Lives Matter Pocket Guide 

https://www.notion.so/BLM-Guide-fac525a6d1324d458d15bdc4fec98661

https://www.notion.so/BLM-Pocket-Guide-6a2d408df13e4908894cc17aa13a735c

"What to Bring to a Protest in a Pandemic"

https://www.teenvogue.com/story/protest-safety-how-to-protest-during-covid-19-pandemic?utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned&mbid=social_twitter&utm_brand=tv&utm_medium=social

Black Lives Matter Petition resources 

https://blacklivesmatter.carrd.co/

 

Immediately Help Protesters and Activists in Jail

"Here’s Where You Can Donate to Help Protests Against Police Brutality"

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/george-floyd-protests-bail-funds-police-brutality-black-lives-matter-1008259/

Bail Project

https://bailproject.org/

National Bail Fund Network - a full directory of bail funds by state

https://www.communityjusticeexchange.org/nbfn-directory

 

Stand In Solidarity with the Work that Makes a Difference

ABEP (The Association For Black Economic Power has established its Pimento Relief Fund for “black business without insurance relief after white supremacists set them on fire during the protests” in Minnesota.

https://abepmpls.org/pimento-relief-fund

Afrotectopia.

https://www.afrotectopia.org/about

August Wilson Red Door Project.

https://reddoorproject.org/

Believe Out Loud.

https://www.believeoutloud.com/

Black and Pink

https://www.blackandpink.org/

Black Table Arts.

http://www.blacktablearts.com/

Black Trans Femmes in the Arts.

https://linktr.ee/btfacollective

Black Visions Collective, a Black Trans and Queer-led organization.

https://www.blackvisionsmn.org/

Centro de Trabajores Unidos en la Lucha (CTUL).

https://ctul.net/about-us/

George Floyd Memorial Fund.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd?fbclid=IwAR342hEyNUlpvaJbtbm0qgLiXUmURvaq845KXTlvIjQtgm5207WIjwimsf0

Intersections International.

https://www.intersections.org/

I Run with Maud.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/i-run-with-maud

Justice for Regis.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/justice-for-regis

Know Your Rights Camp: Legal Defense Initiative.

https://www.knowyourrightscamp.com/who-we-are

LGBTQ Freedom Fund.

https://www.lgbtqfund.org/

Loveland Foundation, with a particular focus on Black women and girls.

https://thelovelandfoundation.org/

NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund.

https://www.naacpldf.org/

Northside Funders Group.

https://giving.onecause.com/public/02ad4737-2285-4ad2-91c6-95cd66b423bf/fundraisers/c60e5030-69ce-4853-8b11-4727da5054ad/donate

Okra Project, a collective that supports Black TGNC people experiencing food insecurity.

https://www.theokraproject.com/

Reclaim the Block.

https://www.reclaimtheblock.org/home

 

Help Restore and Rebuild Minority Businesses After Damage Incurred During Protests

Rebuilding Juiced Up Vapors (Eugene, OR)

https://www.gofundme.com/f/rebuilding-juiced-up-vapors

Somali-owned businesses affected by rioters

https://www.gofundme.com/f/somali-owned-businesses-affected-by-rioters

Help Trio (Black-Owned) Thrive in Minneapolis (Minneapolis, MN)

https://www.gofundme.com/f/helptriothrive

"Black Business Owner Raises Over $1 Million to Rebuild His Bar After Looters Burned It Down,"

https://www.blackenterprise.com/local-business-owner-raises-over-1-million-to-rebuild-his-bar-after-looters-burned-it-down/

"Bole tops $100,000 rebuilding goal in a day; Ethiopian restauarant destroyed in riot fires,"

https://www.twincities.com/2020/05/31/bole-tops-100000-rebuilding-goal-in-a-day-ethiopian-restaurant-destroyed-in-riot-fires/

"Owner of Dallas boutique ransacked during protest asks for community to come together: “I have worked so hard,”

https://www.foxnews.com/us/looters-ransack-dallas-boutique-during-george-floyd-protests

"His business in St. Paul got looted. He’s more concerned with justice for George Floyd,"

https://www.twincities.com/2020/06/04/his-business-in-st-paul-got-looted-hes-more-concerned-with-justice-for-george-floyd/

"Fire during Minneapolis riots guts Native youth nonprofit,"

https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/fire-during-minneapolis-riots-guts-native-youth-nonprofit-XkWzRN33wkizbyGCkwZ-lg

"3 minority arts organizations damaged by rioting in the Twin Cities now look to the future,"

https://www.startribune.com/3-minority-arts-organizations-damaged-by-rioting-in-the-twin-cities-now-look-to-the-future/571048182/

"Restaurant Owner Whose Business Burned Calls for Justice for George Floyd,"

https://www.npr.org/2020/06/01/866379762/restaurant-owner-whose-business-burned-calls-for-justice-for-george-floyd

 

Help Others in Need Rebound From Damage Incurred During Protests in Minneapolis

"How to Give Back to Your Besieged Community,"

https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2020/06/05/how-to-give-back-to-your-besieged-community/

 

Read and Reflect 

"Officer Who Stood By as George Floyd Died Highlights Complex Asian American,"

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/officer-who-stood-george-floyd-died-asian-american-we-need-n1221311

"Minn. Cops Trained by Israeli Police, Who Often Use Knee-On-Neck Restraint,"

https://israelpalestinenews.org/minn-cops-trained-by-israeli-police-who-often-use-knee-on-neck-restraint/

“White People Can Compartmentalize Police Brutality, Black People Don’t Have the Luxury,"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/05/29/heres-why-we-dont-see-protests-when-police-unjustly-kill-white-people/

“Despite Bans, Protesters Around World Join to Oppose Racism,”

https://www.wsj.com/articles/protests-over-george-floyd-killing-spread-to-cities-around-the-world-11591524556

“George Floyd Killing Spurs Fresh Protests Across Europe,”

https://www.dw.com/en/george-floyd-killing-spurs-fresh-protests-across-europe/a-53706536#:~:text=Anti%2Dracism%20rally%20in%20Berlin%20%E2%80%94%20Emmanuelle%20Chaze%20reports&text=Police%20estimated%20that%20there%20were,%2DAmerican%20man%2C%20George%20Floyd.

“Australians’ Death in Police Custody: Protesters across Australia call for justice for Aboriginal Australians who have died at the hands of police,”

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/06/thousands-protest-indigenous-australians-death-police-custody-200606133640874.html

“How London United for George Floyd and Black Lives Matter,”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2020/jun/03/sing-his-name-thousands-gather-in-london-for-george-floyd-protest-video

“Reflections on the Color of My Skin,”

https://www.haydenplanetarium.org/tyson/commentary/2020-06-03-reflections-on-color-of-my-skin.php

"Teacher’s Reading List of Antiracist Books for Kids Goes Viral,"

https://time.com/5848192/childrens-books-about-race/

"Race and Black Theology Reading List,"

https://mereorthodoxy.com/race-black-theology-reading-list-annotated-bibliography/