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, organizations and individuals 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
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.”
Toolkits & Resources Archive
About: “The comprehensive platform of research-based policy solutions to end police brutality in America.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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
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
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
+ so many more
Organizations & Artists to Support in Austin
Austin artist creating shirts “Breathe for Them” and “Justice for All” and donating 100% of proceeds to Black Lives Matter, Campaign Zero, George Floyd GoFundMe, Mike Ramos GoFundMe, Hope For The Warriors, The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), The National Immigration Law Center (NILC) & National Down Syndrome Society.
These black-owned businesses in the historic East 12th St district caught fire on June 1st 2020.
Austin muralist known for the 12th & Chicon St mural is raising funds to paint a new mural “If he can’t breathe, then we cant breathe.”, dedicated to George Floyd, Mike Ramos, Ahmaud Aubrey, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, and Trayvon Martin.
Austin Monthly put together a list of black-owned businesses to support in Austin.
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.”
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
Ibram X. Kendi
Layla F. Saad