We stand in solidarity with the Black community to combat systemic racism, injustice and police brutality. This is an on-going list that will be added to as we discover resources and organizations to share. There are endless options out there for you to educate yourself, donate and support. This list is only a small start.

This is not a one time only thing, we must fight for equality every single day.


National Organizations to Join, Support and Participate In

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Mission: “Global organization whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.”
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Campaign Zero

About: “The comprehensive platform of research-based policy solutions to end police brutality in America.”
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#THESHOWMUSTBEPAUSED

Mission: “An initiative created by two black women in music in observance of the long-standing racism and inequality that exists from the boardroom to the boulevard… Tuesday, June 2nd is a day to take a beat for an honest, reflective and productive conversation about what actions we need to collectively take to support the black community.”

THE MOVEMENT FOR BLACK LIVES (M4BL)

Mission: “The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) seeks to reach millions, mobilize hundreds of thousands, and organize tens of thousands, so that Black political power is a force able to influence national and local agendas in the direction of our shared Vision for Black Lives.”

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)

Mission: “The ACLU dares to create a more perfect union — beyond one person, party, or side. Our mission is to realize this promise of the United States Constitution for all and expand the reach of its guarantees.”

BLACK EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL HEALTH (BEAM)

Mission: “BEAM’s mission is to remove the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing. We do this through healing justice based organizing, education, training, grantmaking and advocacy.”

NAACP

Mission: “The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.”

Funds to Donate to

FAMILY OF GEORGE FLOYD
FAMILY OF AHMAUD ARBERY
JUSTICE FOR BREONNA TAYLOR
JUSTICE FOR MIKE RAMOS
Police Accountability
Eviction Protection Fund
Healing for Louisville
RECLAIM THE BLOCK

Mission: “Organizes Minneapolis community and city council members to move money from the police department into other areas of city’s budget that truly promote community health and safety.”

Bail Funds to Donate to

BAIL FUNDS FOR PROTESTORS NATIONWIDE
LGBTQ BAIL FUNDS
MINNESOTA FREEDOM FUND

Mission: “The Freedom Fund remains committed to #FreeThemAll. We say again: it is wrong to cage people, to jail those who are not a risk to themselves or their communities, to imprison those who cannot afford to pay the ransom of bail, and to hold in detention those whose “crime” is being born in a different part of the world.”

Petitions to Sign, Support and Donate To

HANDS UP ACT
WE ARE DONE DYING
#DEFUNDTHEPOLICE
The Breathe Act
National Action Against Police Brutality and Murder
Pass the Black History Education Bill
Stand with Breonna
Justice for Elijah McClain
Justice for Jacob Blake
Justice for Justin Howell
Justice for Tete Gulley
Justice for Jennifer Jeffley
Justice for Althea Bernstein
Justice for Muhammad Muhaymin Jr.
Justice for Tony McDade
Justice for Christopher Mitchell
Ban the Use of Rubber Bullets in Crowd Control
Austin is Safer When
THE DAUNTE WRIGHT SR. MEMORIAL FUND

Organizations to Support in Austin

THE AFIYA CENTER

About: “Our mission is to serve Black women and girls by transforming their relationship with their sexual and reproductive health through addressing the consequences of reproduction oppression.”

AFRICAN AMERICAN YOUTH HARVEST FOUNDATION

About: “Join Our Mission: To effectually address disparities and ensure low-barrier access to vital educational, economic, and enrichment resources to underserved, at-risk youth and their families on their path to self-sufficiency.”

AUSTIN AREA URBAN LEAGUE

About: “The Austin Area Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to providing economic empowerment, educational opportunities and the guarantee of civil rights for African Americans and other underserved/underrepresented populations in in the Austin/Central Texas region.”

AUSTIN JUSTICE COALITION

About: “Community organization that focuses on improving the quality of life for people who are Black, Brown, and poor by developing, organizing, and providing robust programs and events. AJC’s big four areas of advocacy are education, policing, civic engagement, and community building.”

BLACK MAMAS ATX

About: “Black Mamas ATX’s mission is to ensure that Black women survive and thrive before, during and after childbirth. We envision a world without maternal health disparities. Our goal is to reduce and ultimately eliminate the alarming maternal mortality and morbidity rates among Black mothers in Central Texas.”

CAPITOL VIEW ARTS

About: “Austin has a rich culture of music and art that has made it a flagship for enthusiast from around the world. We look to not only preserve that culture but also expand it to disenfranchised artists and communities.”

DAWA FUND

About: “DAWA is a safety net for people of color who are experiencing short term life crisis. More specifically, people of color who are: musicians, artists, social workers, teachers, healing practitioners, and service industry workers. These are the people who GIVE to others/serve day in and day out for a living, and are often at the highest risk for mental health crisis.”

SAY HER NAME TX

About: “Say Her Name TX is a collective of Black womxn across the state of Texas, focused on creating an organizing space for Black womxn to be able to lead, build, educate, and advocate about the issues that impact the lives of Black womxn.”

SIX SQUARE

About: “A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that celebrates and preserves the great arts, culture and history of Central East Austin. Your support will allow Six Square to produce culturally relevant programming for the world to enjoy the unique contributions of African American artistic expression.”

Books to Read

Black-owned bookstores to support*

HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST

Ibram X. Kendi

ME & WHITE SUPREMACY

Layla F. Saad

BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME

Ta-Nehisi Coates

WE WERE EIGHT YEARS IN POWER

Ta-Nehisi Coates

THE NEW JIM CROW: MASS INCARCERATION IN THE AGE OF COLORBLINDNESS

Michelle Alexander

I’M STILL HERE: BLACK DIGNITY IN A WORLD MADE FOR WHITENESS

Austin Channing

WHITE FRAGILITY: WHY IT’S SO HARD FOR WHITE PEOPLE TO TALK ABOUT RACISM

Robin DiAngelo

BENEVOLENCE IN BLACK (Product of the Black Bodies Project)

Charlotte Moore

Other Resources

LISTs OF BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES IN AUSTIN

Austin Monthly and Do512 put together lists of black-owned businesses to support in Austin.

“SUPPORT BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES: 181 PLACES TO START ONLINE”

Website Planet article

“BLACK MEN MATTER–EXAMINING MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES AMONG BLACK MEN–A GUIDE TO FREEDOM”

Drug Rehab USA article

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