“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”-james baldwin

this site:
•an evolving collection of Anti-Racist materials and Action Steps to fight systemic oppression & the war against BLACK LIVES & the lives of ALL BIPOC LGBTQ, folx of color—reimagining a world that THRIVES in the RICHNESS of INCLUSIVITY
•a gathering of tools for wellness and self care
•a space where black life & black joy is uplifted and celebrated.
•ANIMAL & ENVIRONMENTAL & HUMAN rights information & ways to take action

*for the google docs i didn’t create but have included which are in wide circulation—THANK YOU for your hard work in compiling this information and updating everyday. 🙏🏾🤎

**please share this information far and wide.


Lotus Outreach Event: 1,000 Coffees!!!

Lotus Outreach serves communities in poverty in India and Cambodia, with an emphasis on the empowerment of women and girls. Monthly 1,000 Coffee donations are dedicated to a Scholarship Fund that LO beneficiaries can rely on year after year.


foster an elephant at chok chai

help care for the elephants while helping to support this former inhumane trekking camp transition to an ethical elephant sanctuary

https://jointrunksup.org/chokchai

the working families party

“The Working Families Party is a grassroots, multiracial party of working people coming together across our differences to make our nation work for the many, not the few. We’re electing the next generation of transformational leaders and building durable, independent progressive power in communities across the country.”

https://workingfamilies.org

black voters matter fund

building power in the community. strengthening voice and agency. increasing voter registration and turn out as one aspect of building power. they focus on viable community & economic infrastructure, policy reform, relation building on the local level, and so much more.

https://blackvotersmatterfund.org

are you registered to vote? need to?

check of you’re registered to vote here. register if not. want to volunteer? that’s here too. need a mail in ballot? if you are registered, take. a. screenshot. for your records—important. click the link!

https://www.whenweallvote.org/

The BREATHE ACT

The BREATHE Act is presented by the Electoral Justice Project of the Movement for Black Lives

This visionary bill divests our taxpayer dollars from brutal and discriminatory policing and invests in a new vision of public safety—a vision that answers the call to defund the police and allows all communities to finally BREATHE free.

https://m4bl.org/ejpgrant/

In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.” — Angela Davis

excellent compilation of resources! ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻

(google doc under the leader ship of Tiffany Bowden)

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1S5uckFHCA_XZkxG0Zg5U4GQGbY_RklZARwu43fqJH0E/mobilebasic

anti-racist resources

there’s extremely valuable information and resources—books, articles, films etc..

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BRlF2_zhNe86SGgHa6-VlBO-QgirITwCTugSfKie5Fs/mobilebasic

People’s budget LA

investing in black communities, communities of color & low income communities—we all thrive.

https://peoplesbudgetla.com

Care first budget pdf

Similarly with the People’s Budget ( which is for LA city) JusticeLA, a coalition led by Black, brown and indigenous people impacted by policing and incarceration, is demanding that LA County defund law enforcement agencies and invest in community care.

https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.google.com/url?q%3Dhttps://justicelanow.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/CareFirstLABudget_2020.pdf?link_id%253D0%2526can_id%253D471be63be9d948d010a797ed827a7823%2526source%253Demail-urgent-peoplesbudgetla-survey-town-hall-2%2526email_referrer%253Demail_834840%2526email_subject%253Durgent-fill-out-carebudget-survey%26amp;sa%3DD%26amp;ust%3D1593043719009000&sa=D&ust=1593043719243000&usg=AFQjCNF4j-3HspcBbI9RGDN4wiw1yd_-kw

national resource list/actions steps/anti racist material

a collection of actions steps for Los Angeles and a national list of organizations to support—suggestions of where to donate, safety precautions during protest, bail funds, anti racist material, resources and information, etc...

created by: @babyinidera. on this site she has a link to her paypal should you want to contribute financially to her work

https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1CjZMORRVuv-I-qo4B0YfmOTqIOa3GUS207t5iuLZmyA/mobilebasic

a guide to AllyShip

https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1CIfMQED_B444Y-K8kAqUOgq8xrSFdSrjFBRnyK6wmz4/mobilebasic

brief explanation of why it’s CRUCIAL to defund the police

reasons to defund the police easy to share on your social media
Defund the Police PETITIONS

https://drive.google.com/drive/mobile/folders/19YRdfAdDgs0rvpg6tre3vUVsBXXEIIDN

more in-depth resources on why defunding the police is the first next step

facts, figures, articles, etc..

https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1f5cVCmAL2PKzKmxrJYP2kVHsX9hNLQrjvEcua67XAYA/mobilebasic

petitions that STILL need our voice

https://pendingpetition.carrd.co/

Los Angeles action list

how to determine and contact your CA state reps, petitions, including daily, weekly action work. anti-racist materials, black owned resources

https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/1-B3VlrewmiY9ow7jPjRRrGd3F5Ax7VVJzKH3z0E3Yew/mobilebasic

critical reading

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(shared from Zosha Millman & Cate Young of Thirty, Flirty & Film)

https://drive.google.com/drive/mobile/folders/1vJTfZMZvrh3sEpF6unAdi8ZUDYAkgzUt

FREEDOM TO THRIVE

a comprehensive PDF on why defunding the police and investing in black and brown low income communities is key for a thriving successful society. for. all.

https://populardemocracy.org/sites/default/files/Freedom%20To%20Thrive%2C%20Higher%20Res%20Version.pdf

black revolutionary reading

"You can do some rather extraordinary things if that's what you really believe,"
-toni morrison

https://drive.google.com/drive/mobile/folders/18y0_2wm85L113fVWYdgljq9uuIlmlbl3

wellness

therapy and all around wellness resources

https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1UmwRsuo18Mo5p_aHMrEaCNsXYLp_2cuceaw8tsf4RI0/mobilebasic

black owned businesses

https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1uxYGhX4q0BTLnPIgiEez7MvQ5X9csu7wNHWx5tK4mdo/mobilebasic

on line black owned book stores

https://afrotech.com/10-black-owned-online-bookstores-to-support-while-at-home
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