Resources: Ways You Can Help

Written By: Niroshini Mather

DONATIONS:

For the Victims 

Official George Floyd Memorial Fund – The Official George Floyd Memorial Fund 

I Run With Maud – I Run with Maud 

Justice for Breonna Taylor – Justice for Breonna Taylor 

For Protestors : 

https://bailfunds.github.io/ – A list of Community Bail Funds Organized by States & Cities  

Donating Without Money: 

Please watch turn your adblock off and watch the videos below to completion. All adsense from the video will be donated toward organizations in support of the BLM movement. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NokTSpMH44A&list=PLVdSxvNLYDJwSBhbCVBqBRaX5uxovsLYK -Playlist 

ORGANIZATIONS TO SUPPORT:

International Organizations  → 

Black Lives Matter 

NAACP Legal Defense Fund – an American llegal organization fighting for racial justice

National Police Accountability Project – a non-profit organization promoting the accountability of law enforcement officers & their superiors 

Canadian Organizations →  

Black Youth Helpline 

Black Legal Action Centre – a non-profit community legal clinic that provides free legal services to low/no-income Black Canadians in Ontario 

Black Health Alliance – reducing health disparities and promoting the well-being of black communities 

Black Lives Matter Toronto 

Freedom School Toronto – initiative by youth and parents to reduce anti-Black racism in the school system

Black Women in Motion – Toronto based organization focused on empowering black women 

Harriet Tubman Community Organization – empowering black youth in the community 

PETITIONS TO SIGN:

Justice for George Floyd PetitionJustice for George Floyd 

Amnesty International Petition for George Floyd  

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1roduncOZ_y0C_oWIMIQ6yV-13fZqck0i54RZoPSwYBw/mobilebasic?fbclid=IwAR2iMrvISKMENy2NlunDQQx8_03q9GCdbzodDh8Vowt5ofcTc97DwYliynQ – Toronto Police Call for Action/Defunding 

Justice for Breonna Taylor Petition– Justice for Breonna Taylor 

Hands Up Act Petition – The proposed Hands Up Act would ensure a mandatory sentence for police officers who shoot unarmed citizens 

Demand racial data on police involved deaths in Canada  

Justice for Regis Korchinski Petition – Justice for Regis Petition 

SUPPORT BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES:

Toronto List

Vancouver List

Montreal List

Ottawa List

FILMS TO WATCH:

13th –  The documentary explores racial injustice in the United States with a focus on mass incarceration. 

I am Not Your Negro – The 2016 documentary explores the history of racial injustice in the United States 

Selma – A historical drama film which is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches. 

The Hate You Give – An American drama film that takes on the issue of police brutality

If Beale Street Could Talk – A drama film following a woman seeking to clear her wrongly charged partner’s name

Just Mercy – A legal drama film retelling the story of Walter McMillian, a youg defense attorney who helps appeal Brian Stevenson’s murder conviction 

Fruitvale Station – A biographical drama film retelling the events leading to the death of Oscar Grant

Malcom X – A biographical drama film about the African-American activist, Malcom X

12 Years A Slave – A dramatic film adaptation of the 1853 slave memoir Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, a African-American man kidnapped into slavery 

BOOKS TO READ: 

Fiction → 

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou 

Beloved by Toni Morrison

White Teeth – Zadie Smith 

Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel by Zora Neale Hurston

Non-Fiction → 

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin 

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson 

Are Prisons Obsolete by Angela Y. Davis

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo 

How To Be AntiRacist by Ibram X.Kendi

Why I Am No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

When They Tell Call You a Terrorist: A BLACK LIVES MATTER MEMOIR by Patrisse Cullors & Asha Bandele

POETRY TO READ:

The Crown Ain’t Worth Much by Hanif Abdurraquib 

Citizen by Claudia Rankine 

Don’t Call Us Dead by Danez Smith 

American Sonnets For My Past & Future Assassin by Terrance Hayes 

PODCASTS TO LISTEN TO:

Seeing White 

NPR’s CodeSwitch

1619 

About Race

Pod Save The People 

T.V. SHOWS TO WATCH:

When They See Us – A drama miniseries based on the infamous 1989 Central Park jogger case 

Dear White People – A comedy-drama tv series following a group of black college students 

Educational Resources To Check Out: 

https://oyc.yale.edu/african-american-studies/afam-162

(Yale University is offering an open course called African American History; From Emancipation to the Present that explores the history of African Americans) 

Anti-racism resources for white people

Black Lives Matter Toolkit 

Twitter Thread on How Check on Your Black Friends & Family

Google Drive with BLM & Anti-Racist Resources for Teachers 

ADDITIONAL LISTS OF RESOURCES:

https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/e/2PACX-1vSrT26HMWX-_hlLfiyy9s95erjkOZVJdroXYkU-miaHRk58duAnJIUWKxImRkTITsYhwaFkghS8sfIF/pub?fbclid=IwAR2MkWOvko3tDOTmH69cxYKFq1YxFCgKccXmDoOdyq6_7IcgXyf3yyToSi4  

https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co

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