Resources & Online Classes!

ZOOM CLASSES ARE HAPPENING! More than ever we need to move, get strong, stay strong & keep spirits up.

Come stretch & align from your own home Tuesdays and Fridays 8am! All you need is a mat, block and strap or bathrobe tie! Start where you are.

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Class is by donation via venmo or paypal

Also here is a fantastic list of resources around anti-racism, social justice, COVID relief funds, etc. compiled by Women Between the Arts. If you know any to add please let me know in your RSVP and I’ll include it in my next newsletter.

Please consider donating to them or any of the organizations below.

Anti-Racism Reading List:
An Antiracist Reading List 
Black Revolutionary Texts (Google Drive of PDFs)
Angela to Zora; Black Women Writers
#Revolution Reading List
10 Nonfiction Books on Why We Need to Defund the Police
Several Anti Racist Books Are Selling Out. Here’s What Else Black Booksellers and Publishers Say You Should Read
Community POC Reading Recommendations (organized by Rachel Cargle) 
A Reading List to Understand Police Brutality in America
Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus
Schomburg Center Black Liberation Reading List
25 New Books by Black Authors to Buy Now
Anti-Racism Books for Kids

Abolition of Policing Workshop – Critical Resistance
Police Brutality 101 Course
M4BL Virtual Events
Everyday Feminism’s School for Social Justice
Artistic Activism Webinars 
5 Free Online Courses on Inclusion and Diversity
The Great Unlearn: Unlearning America’s Birth
Free #DoTheWork 30-day Course
Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources
Protester Resources/Protester-Safety:
Sanitization Protocol for Direct Action During COVID-19
Direct Action Training Manual
A Guide to Bystander Intervention
How to Safely and Ethically Film Police Misconduct
Protester’s Rights
Where Are Today’s Protests?
Tool for anonymizing and removing identifying metadata from protest photographs
What to Bring to a Protest
Eye Safety During Protests

COVID-19 Resources/Relief Funds for Artists:
NYFA Master List of Emergency Grants
Artwork Archive Financial Relief Resources for Artists During COVID-19
Resources for Disabled Artists and Freelancers
COVID-19 Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations
The Mayer Foundation Grant
Freelancers Relief Fund
COVID-19 Resources for Freelance Artists
ArtBridge COVID-19 Artist Relief Fund
Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Relief Fund
Our House Studio 

How-to-Help-If-You-Can’t-Leave-the-House/Don’t Have Money to Donate: 
M4BL Week of Action
How to support Black Lives Matter if you can’t attend the protests
Here’s a way to support Black Lives Matter if money is tight
How to Protest When You’re Ordered Not to Gather
14 ways to support Black Lives Matter protests if you can’t be there in person
6 Ways To Help Feed And Support Black Lives Matter Protestors
From Donating to Volunteering: Here’s How to Support Black Lives Matter, Protesters and Equality Initiatives
Donate By Streaming Playlist
Assemble Supply Kits for Protestors
Support Your Local BLM Chapter

Organizations/Funds to donate to: 
The Bail Project
Black Lives Matter
Black Mamas Bail Out
The Black Trans Advocacy Coalition
Black Visions Collective
Breonna Taylor Fund
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund
Common Justice
Directory of Community Bail Funds
Split a donation between 70+ community bail funds, mutual aid funds, and racial justice organizers
Emergency Release Fund
George Floyd Memorial Fund
G.L.I.T.S (Gays and Lesbians Living in a Transgender Society)
Homeless Black Trans Women Fund
Innocence Project
Jews For Racial and Economic Justice: JFREJ
Minnesota Freedom Fund
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Mutual Aid Disaster Relief
Women For Political Change

Sister-Art Organizations to donate to:
Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (Emergency Artist Fund)
Arts for Art
Brooklyn Raga Massive/Women Raga Massive
Movement Research

12 Documentaries You Should Watch About Racism and Police Brutality in America
13th (Documentary by Ava DuVernay) on Netflix
Anatomy of an Ally
Anti-Racist Watchlist
The Black Panthers (PBS Documentary by Standley Nelson)
The Central Park Five (Documentary by David McMahon, Ken Burns, Sarah Burns)
Da 5 Bloods (Documentary by Spike Lee) on Netflix
Innocence Files (Documentary Series by Roger Ross Williams) on Netflix
Let’s get to the root of racial injustice | Megan Ming Francis | TEDxRainier
Deepen Your Understanding of Decolonisation | Samantha Moyo |
Selma (by Ava DuVernay)
The Uncomfortable Truth (Documentary by Loki Mulholland)
Financial Strategies for Freelance Artists in a Time of Crisis (ASL & Captioned)
When They See Us (by Ava DuVernay on Netflix)What Happened, Miss Simone? (Documentary by Liz Garbus) on Netflix
NPR’s “Code Switch” 
NYT’s “Still Processing”
The Ezra Klein Show—A former prosecutor’s case for prison abolition
Throughline—American Police
The Brian Lehrer Show
Brené with Ibram X. Kendi on How to Be an Antiracist

Music and other Audio: 
Revolution Playlist
1800+ Black Producers / Artists / Labels (On Bandcamp)SUPPORT YOUR FRIENDS by buying their music (on Bandcamp or other platforms)

Articles to Read:
Rachel Cargle’s Anti-Racism Resource
Rachel Cargle’s “How to Be an Ally” 
“America’s Racial Contract Is Killing Us” by Adam Serwer 
“The American Nightmare” by Ibram X. Kendi 
The 1619 Project (all the articles) | The New York Times Magazine
How the Federal Government Can Reform the Police” by Isaac Chotiner
The Bicycle as a Vehicle of Protest” by Jody Rosen
“The Intersectionality Wars” by Jane Coaston | Vox (May 28, 2019)
Destructive Power of Despair” by Charles M. Blow
”White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Knapsack Peggy McIntosh
“Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?” by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi | Atlantic (May 12, 2020)
75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
A Running List Of Hoaxes And Misleading Post About The Nationwide Police Brutality Protests

Petitions to Sign: 
#JusticeforBre: Police officers who killed Breonna Taylor must be FIRED
Appoint AG Keith Ellison as Special Prosecutor in the murder of George Floyd
Justice for George Floyd
Julius Jones is innocent. Don’t let him be executed by the state of Oklahoma.
Justice For Tony McDade
Hands Up Act
Willie Simmons has served 38 years for a $9 robbery
Pass Georgia Hate Crime Bill
Free Anthony Wint
Abolish Prison Labour
Justice For Tamir Rice

Call & Email Templates to Send to Officials/Impact Statements to Send to Legislators:
Letter and Phone Call Templates 
Take Action & Fight for Breonna Taylor 
Justice for George Floyd Email Templates
This Tool Lets You Email All of Your City’s Elected Officials With One Click
Justice for Breonna Taylor Email Template
Louisville, KY Mayor’s Office Contact Form #JusticeforBre
Contact Your Rep Template
Black Lives Matter: Write to your MP (Amnesty International UK)
Template For Holding Your Local School District Accountable For Racial Justice
Template For Holding Your Academic Institution Accountable

Black-Owned Business to Support:
75 Black-Owned Business to Support Now
NYC Black Owned Restaurants 
NYC Black Business Directory 
Online marketplace for Black-Owned Businesses
12 Black-Owned Bookstores You Can Support Right Now
27 incredible Black-owned businesses for Moms and Kids to support right now
App for Finding Nearby Black-Owned Restaurants 
Directory of Black-owned businesses and Black entrepreneurs
Support Black Owned
125 Black-Owned Businesses to Support

Mental Health Resources for POC:  
Ourselves Black
Melanin and Mental Health
Therapy for Black Girls
Black Men Heal
Black Mental Health
The Loveland Foundation
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective
New York Association of Black Psychologists
Open Path Psychology Collective
Anti Violence Project

Posted on June 15, 2020 in Uncategorized

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