Surveillance, Resistance & Black Organizing in 2020
Ways to help when time and resources are limited.
SHARE tools for protesters to keep their identities safe.
DONATE bail funds that help protesters and activists to get out of jail.
TALK to your friends, family and coworkers about racism. Call them out when they say racist things.
- Talk about racism with your white parents
- Read A Letter From Young Asian-Americans To Their Families About Black Lives Matter
- Ijeoma Oluo, best-selling author of So You Want to Talk About Race, shares advice on how to talk to your parents about racism.
Understanding history and movements is important. LISTEN to Podcast MOTIVE - Season 3 to learn how White Supremacy began in the U.S.
Tools for contributing when you have more time or resources
TAKE PART in peaceful protests — before attending, educate yourself on what the organizers are protesting to ensure your beliefs align.
White Folks: READ the following books.
- “So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo
- “How to Be An AntiRacist” by Ibram X. Kendi
- “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo
READ: "Thick And Other Essays" by Tressie McMillan Cottom.
Volunteer to monitor status and wait for people who are being released from jail with food, water and a ride home.
Options for ongoing and sustainable engagement.
White Folks: JOIN SURJ — Showing Up For Racial Justice.
FIGHT to change policies. UBC’s Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions has a free virtual series to get you started.
ADVOCATE for Policy Change - learn how at Prosperity Now.
JOIN The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) and fight for structural change.
GET INVOLVED with a local organization in your city.
There are many more organizations out there, this list is just the beginning. Find similar organizations in your city. Support them by joining their virtual events and initiatives. Donate your time and money to ensure they can run their programming and continue to impact their communities for years to come.