Civic Action Resources

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Now–more than ever before– we listen, we educate ourselves, we reflect on our own shortcomings, and we take actions that will create a safe and just future for black and brown communities. We demand leadership that will commit to a formal process of healing and reconciliation, and draft bipartisan legislation to increase police accountability and deliver justice to all the victims of state sponsored violence and racism.
We have put together a list of resources to help us all become more informed as we engage in civic action. Swipe up for access, and please don’t hesitate to reach out with comments or suggestions for what we can add by emailing chelsea@jungmaven.com.

Voter Resources

League of Conservation Voters

Voter411

Rock the Vote

Headcount

 

Organizational Resources

Support by donation and following on social channels

Justice Reform:

Southern Poverty Law Center 

Equal Justice Initiative 

NAACP

Campaign Zero

 

Civil Liberties:

ACLU

Reclaim the Block

Communities for Police Reform

Black Lives Matter

 

Legal Defense:

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Brooklyn Bail Fund

Minnesota Freedom Fund

Campaign Zero

 

What to Read

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindess by Michelle Alexander

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

On Being White...And Other Lies by James Baldwin

Long Divisions: The history of racism and exclusion in the United States is the history of whiteness 

The Multiple Unfolding Crises for African-Americans in Minneapolis
By Isaac Chotineeapolis; The New Yorker

Resist: 35 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose Up Against Tyranny and Injustice,” by Veronica Chambers (Children's Book)

Films to Watch

  • I Am Not Your Negro 
  • 13th 
  • American Son
  • If Beale Street Could Talk 
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution 
  • Loving
  • Selma 
  • BlacKkKlansman

 

Accounts to Follow

  • @mvmnt4blklives
  • @osopepatrisse
  • @ijeomaoluo
  • @moemotivate
  • @decolonizingtherapy
  • @reformlajails
  • @dignityandpowernow
  • @brwnplace
  • @theconciouskid
  • @skillinaction
  • @thenapministry
  • @trustmeimasocialworker
  • @mammyisdead
  • @thehoodalkemis
  • @blackgirlssurf
  • @texturedwaves

 

Where to Shop

Follow this guide on how to support black-owned small businesses: 

https://www.finimpact.com/blacklivesmatter-support-black-owned-small-businesses/

 

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