Fighting Anti-Blackness Resource List

To view our statement in solidarity with Black activists, leaders, colleagues, and friends, please click here.

 

This resource list, compiled by HarvardWIT+, covers some of the ways in which non-black folks can support the current #BlackLivesMatter movement against police brutality and state violence. We include resources from the BLM movement (including bail funds and other ways to support or donate), reading lists and videos on systemic racism and anti-blackness, and information on how tech communities can commit to address anti-blackness. We have also included a short list of organizations in our local community you can support, as well as resources created for and by Harvard.

We acknowledge that this list is not comprehensive and look forward to adding more resources as a living document. Please email us at harvardwit@abcd.harvard.edu if you have any additions or questions.

How can I help?
 

BlackLivesMatter: Ways you can help

https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/

Black Lives Matter: Healing in Action

https://blacklivesmatter.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/BLM_HealingAction_r1.pdf

#blacklivesmatter Resource Google Doc

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-0KC83vYfVQ-2freQveH43PWxuab2uWDEGolzrNoIks/preview?pru=AAABcod_c7g*5rNQ6ITOabUly2LZbfCDkg

Donate to National Bail Out

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/freeblackmamas2020

Donate to the Bail Project

https://secure.givelively.org/donate/the-bail-project

Donate to the Black Visions Collective (MN)

https://www.blackvisionsmn.org/

Contact your Rep Template

https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/1z6P7fwyAgRYFD4YXu22YIIfCUSLDKxyyNzp2cU0eMkI/mobilebasic

 

Harvard-based Resources
 

What should I do if experience racial discrimination or observe a racist incident in the Harvard community?

Speak Up, Office of Diversity and Belonging

Association of Black Faculty, Administrators, and Fellows

https://employeeresourcegroups.harvard.edu/abfaf

Women of Color Coffee break, every other Wednesday

Hosted by Alexis Stokes, email astokes@seas.harvard.edu

Counseling and Mental Health Services

https://camhs.huhs.harvard.edu/

HKS: Racial Justice, Racial Equity, and Anti-Racism Reading List

http://www.hks.harvard.edu/faculty-research/library-knowledge-services/collections/diversity-inclusion-belonging/anti-racist/

FAS Division of Science #shutdownSTEM resource:

https://mailchi.mp/82c217be7317/fas-division-of-science-and-seas-community-conversation-two-pandemics-june-2-400-pm-registration-required-5915324?e=868b5a961a

 

Resources on Systemic Racism and Anti-Blackness

Race Forward: What is Systemic Racism? [VIDEOS]

https://www.raceforward.org/videos/systemic-racism

Black and Asian-American Feminist Solidarities: A Reading List

https://www.blackwomenradicals.com/blog-feed/black-and-asian-feminist-solidarities-a-reading-list

Letters for Black Lives

https://lettersforblacklives.com/

Remember, No One Is Coming to Save Us by Roxane Gay

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/30/opinion/sunday/trump-george-floyd-coronavirus.html

10 Books About Race To Read Instead Of Asking A Person Of Color To Explain Things To You

https://www.bustle.com/p/10-books-about-race-to-read-instead-of-asking-a-person-of-color-to-explain-things-to-you-8548796

Understanding and Dismantling Racism: A Booklist for White Readers

https://www.charisbooksandmore.com/understanding-and-dismantling-racism-booklist-white-readers

Save the Tears: White Woman's Guide

https://tatianamac.com/posts/save-the-tears/

5 Ways White People Can Take Action in Response to White and State-Sanctioned Violence

https:/medium.com/@surj_action/5-ways-white-people-can-take-action-in-response-to-white-and-state-sanctioned-violence-2bb907ba5277

Anti-racism resources for white people

https:/docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1BRlF2_zhNe86SGgHa6-VlBO-QgirITwCTugSfKie5Fs/mobilebasic?fbclid=IwAR1MjRnIk6lVopiAfcVOhBCgWwOgMRQ-sY67T8Y8xJ4JY_zWWXPCzO_k0W8

Pod Save the People: Keep The Fight

https://crooked.com/podcast/keep-the-fight-with-justine-barron-and-amelia-mcdonell-parry/

Justice in June: Providing a starting place for individuals trying to become better allies.

LINK

“Acknowledging Your Privilege and Becoming an Ally”: a Guide to Resources for White Folks

https://goodblacknews.org/2020/06/04/acknowledging-your-privilege-and-becoming-an-ally-a-guide-to-resources-for-white-folks/

Dismantling Racism Worksweb workbook

https://www.dismantlingracism.org/

Examples of Racial Microaggressions

https://www.sph.umn.edu/site/docs/hewg/microaggressions.pdf

Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Womxn, Girls, and Two Spirit

https://www.csvanw.org/mmiw/-two-pandemics-june-2-400-pm-registration-required-5915324?e=868b5a961a

How microaggressions are like mosquito bites (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDd3bzA7450

Scaffolding anti-racism resources

LINK

Message to White Allies from a Black Anti-Racism Expert: You’re doing it Wrong

https://www.whiteallytoolkit.com/news/2020/6/3/message-to-white-allies-from-a-black-anti-racism-expert-youre-doing-it-wrong

The Anti-Racist Starter Pack: 40 TV Series, Documentaries, Movies, TED Talks, and Books to Add to Your List:

https://parade.com/1046031/breabaker/anti-racist-tv-movies-documentaries-ted-talks-books/

Ouch! and Oops!

https://www.diversityinclusioncenter.com/archives/ouch_files/Archives/Ouch_Vol5No1.html

 

Technology, STEM, and Anti-Blackness
 

Tech needs to stamp out anti-blackness

https://techcrunch.com/2016/07/06/alton-sterling-anti-blackness/

Design Justice

https:/docs.google.com/document/d/1dABKF3O_MnnttKcrUnjRu6Dh-fKCHHKCbdV7KvzHN84/mobilebasic

Race after Technology by Ruha Benjamin

https://www.ruhabenjamin.com/race-after-technology

Data for Black Lives

http://d4bl.org/

The Just Data Lab

https://www.thejustdatalab.com/

#NoTechforICE

https://notechforice.com/

Data Feminism

https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/data-feminism

Decolonising Science Reading List

https://medium.com/@chanda/decolonising-science-reading-list-339fb773d51f

 

Local Organizations You Can Support
 

Families for Justice as Healing

http://justiceashealing.org/

Building Up People Not Prisons Actions

http://tinyurl.com/maweekofaction

BLM Cambridge

https://www.facebook.com/pg/blacklivesmattercambridge

BLM Boston

https://blacklivesmatterboston.org/

Black and Pink

https://www.blackandpink.org/

Mass Action Against Police Brutality

https://www.facebook.com/maapb617/

Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ Boston)

http://www.surjboston.org/

CodeSquad.org

http://codesquad.org/

Apprenti Program

https://apprenticareers.org/

Volunteer for Year Up

http://www.yearup.org/

Primary Black Owned Businesses in Boston

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_wvyIj3w5F8XJn0leuGD5M9sAmaBKT8N2j0fEV0Df5I/edit#gid=778167218NK