Black Lives Matter: Resources

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Black-owned and Independent bookstores

To avoid buying from Amazon, check out:

L.E.M.S Bookstore
https://bookshop.org/shop/baratunde

When buying from bookshop.org, be sure to select your local bookstore, and they will receive the proper proceeds.


Donations can be made via these platforms:

nationalbailoutfund.org
mutualaid.nyc
blackvisionsmn.org
reclaimtheblock.org
minnesotafreedomfund.org
https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd
https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/support-justiceforgeorgefloyd-protesters-in-atlanta
https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/#donate

If you do not have the ability to donate money at this time, watch the following video to generate ad revenue that will be donated to appropriate organizations:

Other videos and playlists can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtooIklzheqzORPbQBiEZKsw2T4s6SUxv&app=desktop


Petitions:

Justice for George Floyd
Julius Jones is Innocent
Justice For Breonna Taylor
Justice For Ahmaud Arbery
https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/#petitions

BIPOC Instagram mental health resources:

@ethelsclub
@mimconnect
@theccync
@healhaus
@meta.den
@minkabrooklyn
@frequencymind
Black Mental Health Resources
BIPOC Mental Health Resources

Black authors, teachers, speakers, activists, and leaders to follow:

Note to white readers: when following these accounts, be respectful. Understand that you are there to listen, watch, and learn, not to be a burden. Don’t flood the comments and don’t invade inboxes or DMs. If you have more questions, start with Google. Have conversations with other white friends and family members. Contact our staff members via Bricolage social media pages.

@rachel.cargle
@laylafsaad
@mspackyetti
@shishi.rose
@ihartericka
@osopepatrisse

Articles to read:

“The Long, Painful History of Police Brutality in the U.S.”
“How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change”

Black Artists To follow:

@zariazariazaria (Zaria: Actress)

@travon (Travon Free: Photographer @afreesframe)

@meena (Meena Harris: Founder & CEO of @phenomenal and author)

@shantell_martin (Shantell Martin: Producer, artist, speaker)

@angelamanueldavis (Angela Manuel-Davis: Entrepreneur, artist, speaker)

@peytondix (Peyton Dix: Content creator, writer, producer)

@danascruggs (Dana Scruggs: Photographer and creator)

@dopequeenpheebs (Phoebe Robinson: Comedian, writer, actress, producer)

@andreapippins (Andrea Pippins: Artist, author)


Additional Resources:

@antiracistbookclub (instagram)
https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/
fightforbreonna.org

Black-owned Seattle Restaurants:

http://seattlerefined.com/lifestyle/support-black-owned-businesses-in-seattle
https://www.seattletimes.com/life/food-drink/how-to-support-black-owned-restaurants-in-seattle/

For additional reading: https://bricolageuw.com/2020/06/04/black-lives-matter-resources-reading/

For email templates: https://bricolageuw.com/2020/06/04/black-lives-matter-email-templates/

For films, videos, and podcasts: https://bricolageuw.com/2020/06/04/black-lives-matter-resources-watch-and-listen/


Contact us if you have additional resources to add to this page or for suggestions, corrections, and questions.

Black Lives Matter Resources: Reading

When buying from https://bookshop.org be sure to select a local book store to receive full profits from your order.

TitleAuthorSuggested Purchasing Platform
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in AmericaIbram X. Kendibookshop.org
White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in AmericaNancy Isnebergbookshop.org
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about RacismRobin Diangelobookshop.org
A People’s History of the United StatesHoward Zinnbookshop.org
Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement ForgotMikki Kendallbookshop.org
Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the WorldAnand Giridharadasbookshop.org

Black Lives Matter: Email Templates

#8Cantwait

Email: jenny.durkan@seattle.gov

Subject Line: #8CantWait

Dear Mayor Durkan,

My name is [YOUR NAME] and I am a resident of [CITY/STATE]. I am writing to inform you about policies that will better our police department and to demand that you enact those policies.

The #8CantWait policies are simple, common-sense and will make our community safer.

The following policies are currently NOT enacted in Seattle and must be immediately:

  • Ban shooting at moving vehicles (reduces police killings by 8%).
  • Require exhausting other means before shooting (reduces police killings by 25%). Shooting at someone should be a last resort. Period.

Seattle has enacted the other 6 #8CantWait policies, and data proves that these 8 policies enacted all together can decrease police violence by 72%. Please commit to these other two policies today. These changes can be made in a matter of days, and you have the power to make them. There is no valid argument against any of these policies. Make this city one we are proud to call ours.

https://8cantwait.org/

https://www.joincampaignzero.org/force

Sincerely,

[YOUR NAME]


Young Seattle girl Maced

Email: opa@seattle.gov

Subject Line: Misconduct Complaint

Hello,

My name is [YOUR NAME] and I am a resident of [CITY/STATE]. I’m emailing today to file a complaint against officer Jared Campbell (badge #8470), after viewing a video of a young girl at a protest whom the officer had maced moments before.  This behavior is unacceptable, and I demand that he be held accountable for his actions.  I look forward to seeing action taken against Officer Campbell.

Regards,
[YOUR NAME]


Justice For Breonna Taylor

Email: robert.schroeder@louisvilleky.gov

Subject Line: Justice for the murder of Breonna Taylor

Hello,

My name is [YOUR NAME]. I am a resident of CITY/STATE] and I am emailing today to demand accountability for the racist murder of Breonna Taylor.

I demand that charges be pressed against all officers involved in this heinous killing, including Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and officers Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove. They should all be fired, and should be charged and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for murder.

Breonna Taylor was an ER technician, working tirelessly to help others during this global pandemic. She should be alive today. She would be alive today if it were not for the gross abuse of power and white supremacy exhibited by the Louisville Police Department. All officers involved must face consequences for this murder in order to provide her family with justice and to deter law enforcement from committing racist and brutal acts of violence against communities of color.

In addition, I demand that we provide more support for community efforts and organizations that work to prevent police brutality and violence.

Sincerely,
[YOUR NAME]


Justice For Tony Mcdade

Email: john.dailey@talgov.comcontactus@talgov.com, lawrence.revell@talgov.comdiane.williams-cox@talgov.comkevin.bradshaw@talgov.comccaides@talgov.comelaine.bryant@talgov.comcurtis.richardson@talgov.comjeremy.matlow@talgov.comreese.goad@talgov.comrachelle.denmark@talgov.com

Subject Line: Justice for Tony McDade

Hello,

My name is [YOUR NAME]. I am a resident of [CITY/STATE] and I am emailing today to demand accountability for the murder of Tony McDade.

I demand that you release the name of the officer who killed Tony McDade, and that you press charges against the officer. The officer involved should be charged and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for murder.

Tony McDade should be alive today. Racism, transphobia, and white supremacy directly contributed to his unlawful death.

In addition, I demand that the city of Tallahassee provide increased financial support for Black and LGBTQ community organizations, public services, and anti-racism work outside of the police force.

Sincerely,

[YOUR NAME]

Black Lives Matter Resources: Watch and Listen

Watch these films and videos and listen to these podcasts in order to educate yourself on the history of black Americans.

Watch:

TitleViewing Platform
13thNetflix
When They See UsNetflix
Dear White PeopleNetflix
American SonNetflix
See You YesterdayNetflix
LA 92Netflix
If Beale Street Could TalkHulu
The Hate U GiveHulu
Hidden FiguresHulu
SelmaRent
Just MercyRent
Fruitvale StationRent
Stranger FruitRent
I Am Not Your NegroRent
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the RevolutionRent
Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975
Clemency
King In the Wilderness
Let’s Not Get to the Root of Racial InjusticeYoutube

Listen (podcasts)

Pod Save the People
1619
The Diversity Gap
Code Sw!tch
About Race – Reni Eddo-Lodge
Intersectionality – Kimberle Crenshaw