LIST OF RESOURCES ON RACIAL JUSTICE, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION
Local or Affiliated Organizations with expertise in this field
- PledgeLA: https://www.pledgela.org/
- Valence: https://www.valence.community/
- HBCUvc (Bay area based, but implementation partner of PledgeLA): https://www.hbcu.vc/
- LACI – workforce development programs targeting diverse workforce: https://laincubator.org/apcfellowship/
Tech companies doing work in this area
- Lyft has pledged $500,000 in ride credit to national civil rights organizations who have been working to facilitate essential transportation and equitable access during the recent crises (National Urban League, NAACP, National Action Network, Black Women’s Roundtable and National Bail Fund Network).
- DoorDash has announced a long list of committments including a donation of $1 million, with $500,000 going to Black Lives Matter and $500,000 to create a fund to be directed by the Black@DoorDash ERG towards state and local organizations.
- GoFundMe created the Justice + Equality Fund to support organizations and people that are dedicated to addressing both urgent needs and systemic problems and have committed $500,000 to start the Fund which will initially focus on bail reform, racial justice, and law enforcement reform.
Places to help
- DTLA Community Cleanup Initiative has been leading DTLA community clean-ups that anyone can join.
- A DTLA resident and Director of Strategic Partnerships for ASU, which will soon open a DTLA campus for their journalism school, started a fundraising campaign to help cover insurance deductibles and property damage faced by local businesses.
New York Times An Anti Racist Reading List
- So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
- How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
- The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
- Blackballed: The Black Vote and U.S. Democracy by Darryl Pinckney
- Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
- Deadly Injustice: Trayvon Martin, Race, and the Criminal Justice System by Devon Johnson
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
- Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color by Andrea Ritchie
- When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors
- Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi
- The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
- The 1619 Project by The New York Times
- The Intersectionality Wars by Jane Coaston
- The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Living up to our Mission & Values, blog post by Miki Reynolds
- Codeswitch by NPR; start with “The Black Table at the Big Tent”
- Pod Save the People; start with “Justice For Ahmaud Arbery”
- Scene on Radio: “Seeing White” Series; start with “Turning the Lens”
- Come Through with Rebecca Carroll; start with “Elie Mystal: Call It a Lynching”
- 13th on Netflix
- When They See Us (series) on Netflix
- The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson on Netflix
- The Last Black Man in San Francisco on Amazon Prime
- Just Mercy on Amazon Prime
- Film on Implicit Bias: https://biasfilmevent.splashthat.com/
- Video on Implicit Bias by Professor Song L. Richardson, Dean of UCI Law School: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzFQDAsqyZw
DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS HOW-TOS
- Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla Saad
- White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo
- Difficult Conversations: The Art and Science of Working Together by Kern Beare
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