RAPID RESPONSE RESOURCE LIST

The purpose of this list is to rapidly share critical information, articles, tips, and resources that uplift Black voices and perspectives.

This list is compiled by Athletes for Impact, powered by Revolve Impact, and incorporates information from the Courage Campaign, Rage Against The Machine Book List, Revolutionary Love Project, and a document compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein.

Each list is in alphabetical order for ease of search. This list will be continuously updated to be responsive to the needs of the community.

If you would like to contribute to this list, please click here to submit your entry. Entries /submissions will be vetted thoroughly.

FIVE ACTIONS TO TAKE IMMEDIATELY

  1. Educate Yourself
    1. ACLU Know Your Rights Toolkit
  2. Amplify Existing Campaigns
    1. Movement for Black Lives Week of Action
    2. People’s Budget
  3. Sign Petitions
    1. #DefundThePolice
    2. #JusticeforBreonnaTaylor
    3. #JusticeforFloyd
    4. #JusticeforTonyMcDade
    5. Minneapolis City Council to Defund the Police
    6. Mom’s Rising Petition
    7. We Can’t Breathe
  4. Call
    1. Demand Justice for George Floyd
    2. Hennepin County Attorney
      1. (612) 348-5550 or citizeninfo@hennepin.us
    3. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey
      1. (612) 673-2100 or @mayorfrey on Twitter
  5. Donate
    1. #BlackLivesMatter
    2. Athletes For Impact
    3. Ahmaud Arbery Memorial Fund
    4. Black Immigrant Collective
    5. #BlackMamasBailout
    6. Black Visions Collective
    7. George Floyd Memorial Fund
    8. Haitian Bridge Alliance
    9. Local Bail Funds
    10. Tony McDade Memorial Fund

TIPS FOR PROTESTORS

  1. BlackLivesMatter Tips for Protestors – Things you need to know, tips, community bail funds, pro-bono lawyers, and first aid
  2. Data Privacy – A Guide to Data Protection for Protest and Rebellion

UNDERSTANDING SYSTEMS OF OPPRESSION

  1. blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/#educate
  2. Blackness in America – Ta-Nehisi’s catalog with The Atlantic
  3. Mass Incarceration Visualized

WELLNESS TIPS

  1. Breathe with Brittany Wilson
  2. Calm
  3. HeadSpace
  4. Inclusive Therapists
  5. National Day of Healing on Juneteenth
  6. Sista Afya
  7. TeaAfar
  8. Therapy for Black Girls
  9. Ashley Wilkerson
  10. Black Girl In Om
  11. Dive in Well
  12. Heal Haus
  13. Wellness Official

REGISTER TO VOTE

  1. blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/#vote
  2. Vote Save America

ARTICLES TO READ

  1. 26 Ways to Be in the Struggle Beyond the Streets
  2. America’s Racial Contract Is Killing Us by Adam Serwer | Atlantic (May 8, 2020)
  3. Anti-Racism Resource Master List
  4. Article: 5 Steps Latinos Can Take to Combat Anti-Blackness
  5. Article: 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
  6. Article: Caught on camera, police explode in rage and violence across the US
  7. Article: Forget “Looting.” Capitalism Is the Real Robbery
  8. Article: How to respond to “riots never solve anything!”
  9. Article: How to Safely and Ethically Film Police Misconduct
  10. Article: In Defense of Looting
  11. Article: Our democracy’s founding ideals were false when they were written. Black Americans have fought to make them true.
  12. Article: Police Erupt in Violence Nationwide
  13. Article: The answer to police violence is not ‘reform’. It’s defunding. Here’s why
  14. Article: The Pandemic Is the Right Time to Defund the Police
  15. Article: Violent protests are not the story. Police violence is.
  16. Black trans people are disrespected in life and barely acknowledged in death – our lives matter too
  17. Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement (Mentoring a New Generation of Activists
  18. My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant by Jose Antonio Vargas | NYT Mag (June 22, 2011)
  19. New “Riot Medicine” Street Medic Manuel
  20. Teach-in: The Fire This Time
  21. The 1619 Project (all the articles) | The New York Times Magazine
  22. The Combahee River Collective Statement
  23. The Intersectionality Wars by Jane Coaston | Vox (May 28, 2019)
  24. Thread: Legislation passed across the nation that attempts to hold police accountable
  25. Tips for Non-Black neighbors: Don’t Recreate Policing With Our Community Watch
  26. Who Gets to Be Afraid in America? by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi | Atlantic (May 12, 2020)

VIDEOS AND MOVIES TO WATCH

  1. 13th (Ava DuVernay)
  2. Black Feminism & the Movement for Black Lives: Barbara Smith, Reina Gossett, Charlene Carruthers
  3. Fruitvale Station
  4. How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion: Peggy McIntosh at TEDxTimberlaneSchools
  5. Just Mercy – Watch for free here
  6. I Am Not Your Negro
  7. PBS’s Teaching Your Child About Black History Month
  8. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
  9. Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
  10. When They See Us

PODCASTS TO SUBSCRIBE TO

  1. 1619 (New York Times)
  2. About Race
  3. Caught
  4. Code Switch (NPR)
  5. Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw
  6. CTZNWELL
  7. Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast
  8. Pod For The Cause (from The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights)
  9. Pod Save the People (Crooked Media)
  10. Seeing White
  11. There Goes The Neighborhood

BOOKS TO READ

ADDITIONAL ANTI-RACIST RESOURCES

  1. 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
  2. Anti-Racism Project
  3. New York Times Anti-Racist Reading List
  4. Rachel Ricketts’ anti-racism resources
  5. Resources for White People to Learn and Talk About Race and Racism
  6. Save the Tears: White Woman’s Guide by Tatiana Mac
  7. Showing Up For Racial Justice’s educational toolkits
  8. Why is this happening? — an introduction to police brutality from 100 Year Hoodie
  9. Zinn Education Project’s teaching materials

ORGANIZATIONS TO FOLLOW ON SOCIAL MEDIA

  1. Antiracism Center: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
  2. Athletes for Impact: Twitter | Instagram

  3. Audre Lorde Project: Twitter | Instagram | F acebook

  4. Black Alliance for Just Immigration: Twitter | I nstagram | F acebook

  5. Black Futures Lab: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

  6. Black Lives Matter: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
  7. Black Lives Matter Los Angeles: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

  8. Black Women’s Blueprint: Twitter | I nstagram | Facebook

  9. BLD PWR: Twitter | Instagram

  10. Color Of Change: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

  11. Colorlines: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

  12. Community Coalition: Twitter | Instagram
  13. Community Justice Action Network: Twitter | Instagram
  14. Dream Defenders: Twitter | I nstagram

  15. The Conscious Kid: T witter | Instagram | Facebook

  16. Equal Justice Initiative (EJI): Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

  17. Haitian Bridge Alliance: Twitter | Instagram
  18. Justice LA: Twitter | Instagram

  19. The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights: Twitter | I nstagram | Facebook

  20. LIFE Camp, Inc.: Twitter | Instagram
  21. LIVE FREE: Twitter | Instagram
  22. MPowerChange: Twitter | Instagram | F acebook

  23. Mom’s Rising: Twitter | Instagram

  24. Movement for Black Lives: Twitter | Instagram

  25. Revolve Impact: Twitter | Instagram

  26. #SchoolsNotPrisons: Twitter | Instagram
  27. Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ): Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

  28. SisterSong: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

  29. Southern Vision Alliance: Twitter
  30. Youth Justice Coalition: Twitter | Instagram

ATHLETES FOR IMPACT SOLIDARITY LETTER

The killing of unarmed black and brown people at the hands of police must stop. As athletes committed to justice and equity, we stand alongside activists who are demanding an investment in our communities and a divestment from systems that harm us. Although policing, mass incarceration, and deportation have been used historically to terrorize the most vulnerable and marginalized in our society, we know that this is about our humanity and about our right to live. We must acknowledge our painful past and do everything in our power to change a system that’s working as it was designed to function. A system that puts money and property over people. A system that is spiritually bankrupt and in need of a radical transformation. We commit to being a part of a movement to build a more compassionate and just world. And we commit to doing everything in our power politically, spiritually and economically to ensure that we respect the inherent dignity within all of us.

Laila Ali, Four-time Undefeated Boxing World Champion
Cynthia Barboza-Wilkes, Volleyball, PhD student
Lindsey Napela Berg, Olympian/Pro Volleyball
Rosalie Fish, Runner
Scout Bassett, Paralympian
Michael Bennett, NFL
Dr. John Carlos, Olympian
Tori Dixon, Volleyball
Stefanie Dolson, WNBA
Nicole Fawcett, Pro Volleyball
Rosalie Fish, Runner
Robert Griffith, All Pro NFL Player
Ruthy Hebard, WNBA
Fred Jones, Former NBA Player
Cam Jordan, NFL
Gwen Jorgensen, Olympian
Alix Klineman, USA Beach Volleyball National Team
Hilary Knight, United States Women’s National Ice Hockey
Erin Lindsey, Former NCAA D1 Athlete and Current NCAA D1 Coach
Jewell Loyd, WNBA
Maya Moore, WNBA
Alana Nichols, Paralympian, Alpine Ski, Kayak and Basketball
Erica Ogwumike, WNBA
Nnemkadi Ogwumike, WNBPA President
Olivia Ogwumike, Rice University, MBA Student
Lori Okimura, International Sports Business
Katelyn Ohashi, Gymnast
Benjamin Patch, USA Indoor Volleyball
Kelsey Plum, WNBA
Danielle Robinson, WNBA
April Ross, Olympian
Karlie Samuelson, WNBA
Danielle Scott, Olympian
Breanna Stewart, WNBA
Diana Taurasi, WNBA
Etan Thomas, Former NBA Basketball Player
Courtney Vandersloot, WNBA
Kia Vaughn, WNBA
Haleigh Washington, Team USA Volleyball

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