1. A Moving Body: Police Violence & Extrajudicial Death


1. A Moving Body: Police Violence & Extrajudicial Death

Documents Tamir Rice's story and offers an analysis of police violence and extrajudicial killings of Black people in Cleveland and around the country

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1. A Moving Body: Police Violence & Extrajudicial Death


1. A Moving Body: Police Violence & Extrajudicial Death

Documents Tamir Rice's story and offers an analysis of police violence and extrajudicial killings of Black people in Cleveland and around the country

ORGANIZATIONS

The Movement for Black Lives
A collective that centers and is rooted in Black communities focused on liberation for all oppressed people

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ARTICLES

A Herstory of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement by Alicia Garza
Why #BlackLivesMatter was created, the erasure of queer black women, and black liberation

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Law Enforcement Resources from the SPLC
Resources on extremism & hate groups within America from the Southern Poverty Law Center

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2. A City Divided: Slavery, Racism, Segregation, & Housing


2. A City Divided: Slavery, Racism, Segregation, & Housing

How the legacy of slavery manifests deep segregation and the foreclosure crisis in Cleveland

2. A City Divided: Slavery, Racism, Segregation, & Housing


2. A City Divided: Slavery, Racism, Segregation, & Housing

How the legacy of slavery manifests deep segregation and the foreclosure crisis in Cleveland

Organizations

The Movement for Black Lives
A collective that centers and is rooted in Black communities focused on liberation for all oppressed people

Southern Poverty Law Center
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Catalyst Project: Anti-Racism for Collective Liberation
Helps to build powerful multiracial movements that can win collective liberation by training & mentoring white people to take collection action

DismantlingRacism.org
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Actions

Hate Map: SPLC
Track the 917 hate groups currently operating in the USA

SPLC's Extremist Files
Learn more about the extremist groups within the USA

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Books/Films

There Is a River: The Black Struggle for Freedom in America
From an unflinchingly black perspective, Vincent Harding writes of the struggle of heroic African Americans to achieve freedom from slavery

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States
By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, a history of the US told from the perspective of Indigenous peoples revealing how Native Americans have resisted expansion of the US empire

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ARTICLES

James Baldwin: How To Cool It
Racism, jobs, housing, poverty, and what the government can do

Making American White Again
Toni Morrison on the choices made by white men and the horrors of lost status

5 Practical Principles to Guide Our Work Under Trump
By Stephen Lerner & Maurice Weeks 

Shinin' The Lite on White  & Challenging White Supremacy                                             An historical overview of white privilege by Sharon Martinas

Tools for White Anti-Racist Organizing                                                                                               A list of ideas for white people who want to put their commitment to anti-racism into practice

"The Strategy of Slave Owners": Some History                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Overviews of racism/white privilege in social justice movements prior to the 1960s

White Supremacy Culture                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              From Dismantling Racism: A Workbook for Social Change Groups by Kenneth Jones & Tema Okun

Slavery and Capitalism
An overview by Sven Beckert

3. Bridging the Gap: Prison Reform & Leadership


3. Bridging the Gap: Prison Reform & Leadership

A testament to the leadership potential of formerly incarcerated people and the complicated work of community-building

3. Bridging the Gap: Prison Reform & Leadership


3. Bridging the Gap: Prison Reform & Leadership

A testament to the leadership potential of formerly incarcerated people and the complicated work of community-building

ORGANIZATIONS

The Gathering for Justice
Founded by Harry Belafonte with a mission to build a movement to end child incarceration and eliminate racial inequities int he criminal justice system

The Movement for Black Lives
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ACTIONS

Concrete Suggestions in Preparation for January 2017’s change in American government
Street Address
City, State, Postal Code

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4. Out of the Margins: Transgender Leadership & Racial Justice


4. Out of the Margins: Transgender Leadership & Racial Justice

Explains why Trans leadership must be centered in the racial justice movement

4. Out of the Margins: Transgender Leadership & Racial Justice


4. Out of the Margins: Transgender Leadership & Racial Justice

Explains why Trans leadership must be centered in the racial justice movement

Organizations

American Civil Liberties Union: Transgender Rights
Find more info on rights, legislation, report discrimination, ask for help

Transgender Law Center
Trans-led organization advocating for the self-determination of all people

Trevor Project
Provides crisis intervention & suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth ages 13-24

Sylvia Rivera Law Project
A legal aid organization based in NYC that serves low-income 

Trans Women of Color Collective
Uplifts the narratives, lived experiences and leadership of trans and gender non-confirming people of color, their families and comrades as they build towards collective liberation for all oppressed people

Marsha P.  Johnson Institute
Creates a crucial entry point for Black trans women and gender non-conforming femmes to obtain the skills, financial and programmatic resources necessary in advocating for an end to violence against all trans people

TransJustice
A political group created by and for Trans and Gender Non-conforming people of color that works to mobilize its communities and allies into action on the pressing political issues they face, including gaining access to jobs, housing, and education; the need for Trans-sensitive healthcare, HIV-related services, and job-training programs; resisting police, government, and anti-immigrant violence

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Books/FILMS

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Articles

A Herstory of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement by Alicia Garza
Why #BlackLivesMatter was created, the erasure of queer black women, and black liberation

Heteropatriarchy and the Three Pillars of White Supremacy
Andrea Smith on  Slavery/Capitalism, Genocide/Colonialism,  and Orientalism/War

Tips for Allies of Transgender People
GLAAD

Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Transgender People
Jazz Jennings

10 Things You Don't Know About Transgender People
Good People

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5. Power of the People: Democratic Participation, Voter Education, & Civil Engagement


5. Power of the People: Democratic Participation, Voter Education, & Civil Engagement

An analysis of the organizing and voter education that led to the ousting of Timothy J. McGinty, Cleveland's derelict former prosecutor

5. Power of the People: Democratic Participation, Voter Education, & Civil Engagement


5. Power of the People: Democratic Participation, Voter Education, & Civil Engagement

An analysis of the organizing and voter education that led to the ousting of Timothy J. McGinty, Cleveland's derelict former prosecutor

ORGANIZATIONS

VOTE411.org
A "one-stop-shop" for election related information. It provides nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information

Can I Vote?
A nonpartisan web site created by state election officials to help eligible voters figure out how and where to go vote. 

FairVote
A nonpartisan champion of electoral reforms that give voters greater choice, a stronger voice, and a representative democracy that works for all Americans

Rock the Vote
Nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to building the political power of young people

ACTIONS

Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda
Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen

Join Shaun King's Injustice Boycott
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ARTICLES

 

Why Voter Mobilization Matters? 
Brookings Institute

Why Non-Voters Matter
The Atlantic

How to increase voter participation in low-turnout communities: Research brief
Scholars Strategy Network

How to Mobilize Reluctant Voters
Washington Post

Young Voter Mobilization Tactics
Civic Youth/Young Voter Strategies (project of the Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University)

“You belong. Stay strong. Be blessed. We are one America.”
Kamala Harris, Senator of CA speech.

Contact Your Local, State, and National Elected Officials              Learn how to get in touch with your federal, state, and local elected leaders

Now Is the Time to Talk About What We Are Actually Talking About
Street AddressChimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Next Wave: Getting Ready for Trump's America
Scot Nakagawa on the 2016 election and how to prepare for the next one

Why Do White Working-Class People Vote Against Their Interests? They Don't.
Street Address
City, State, Postal Code

How to Win in Populist Times
Jonathan Matthew Smucker on progressive populism and the 2016 election


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