Resources to Help Make a Difference

Stand with us in support of Black Lives Matter

 

ORGANIZATIONS FOR DIRECT ACTION

 

National

Color of Change
https://colorofchange.org/

Anti-Racist Research and Policy Center:
https://antiracismcenter.com/

 

In the Bay Area

San Jose African American Community Service Agency:
https://www.sjaacsa.org

San Jose/Silicon Valley NAACP:
http://www.sanjosenaacp.org

Silicon Valley Debug:
https://www.siliconvalleydebug.org

Showing Up for Racial Justice Bay Area Chapter:
https://www.surjbayarea.org

 

FURTHER RESOURCES

Letters for Black Lives: For those of us who come from immigrant families, Letters for Black Lives offers explanations of the Black Lives Matter movement in dozens of languages, including Chinese, Spanish, Russian, and more.

Black Youth Project: Video on the differences between being "non-racist" and "anti-racist."

The Okra Project: The Okra Project is a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home-cooked, healthy, culturally-specific meals and resources to Black Trans people wherever they can reach them.

Anti-Racism for Asian Americans: A three-pronged approach for Asian Americans who want to begin cultivating an anti-racist mindset.

Shifting the Culture: An organization founded by three POC women that do consulting, training, and workshops on anti-racism, Equity Diversity and Inclusion, and sexual harassment prevention.

New York Times "Anti-Racist" Reading List

Anti-Racist Reading List from Ibram X. Kendi

'White Fragility' Author Robin DiAngelo on What White People Can Do to Address Racism on KQED

'Interrupt The Systems': Robin DiAngelo On 'White Fragility' And Anti-Racism on NPR

Code Switch on NPR

Brené Brown with Ibran X. Kendi on How to Be an Antiracist

Black-Owned Restaurants, Pop-Ups, and Caterers in the Bay Area

 

FAITH-BASED RESOURCES

Jewish Racial Justice Resources:
https://jewishsocialjustice.org/jewish-racial-justice-resources

Muslim Anti-Racist Collaborative:
http://www.muslimarc.org

Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the U.S.

Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America

 

FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

 

Young Readers


Books:

Juneteenth Jamboree (Grades K-5)
Juneteenth for Maize (Grades K-5)
All Different Now (Grades K-5)
The Story of Juneteenth (Grades 6-8)
Juneteenth: Freedom Day (Grades 6-8)
Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom (Grades 6-8)
The Story of Juneteenth: An Interactive History Adventure (Grades 6-8)

Other Learning:

CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall on Racism

PBS K-5 Learning Resources - Explore the origin and importance of Juneteenth. Additional materials provided.

 

Young Adults


Books:

Come Juneteenth (Grades 9-12)
Tiny's Emancipation (Grades 9-12)

Other Learning: 

Museum of African American History and Culture - Founding Director Lonnie Bunch III leads a tour through the Slavery and Freedom exhibition to celebrate Juneteenth.  (Grades 9-College) 

Miss Juneteenth - A Sundance supported film release
Built like a bird, Turquoise Jones is a single mom who holds down a household, rebellious teenager, and pretty much everything that goes down at Wayman's BBQ and Lounge. Turquoise is also a bona fide beauty queen-she was once crowned Miss Juneteenth, a title commemorating the day slavery was abolished in Texas. Life didn't turn out as beautifully as the title promised, but turquoise, determined to right her wrongs, is cultivating her daughter, Kai, to become miss Juneteenth, even if Kai wants something else. 

History of Juneteenth provided by AL.com (4:33)

"Words for You" a Juneteenth slam poem by Ben Aragbaye (1:50)

  

Teacher Resources

Juneteenth Resources - Suggestions for Juneteenth Awareness and Reflection activities for teachers or families by Issaquah School District 411