Anti-Racism Resources and Trainings
About Race: Minnesota
On Being with Krista Tippett Interview with Resmaa Menakem “Notice the Rage; Notice the Silence“ The Minnesota therapist and trauma specialist with old wisdom and very new science about our bodies and nervous systems, and all we condense into the word “race.” Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify
Trevor Noah (video) On the Killing of George Floyd, the Minneapolis Protests, Ahmaud Arbery & Amy Cooper “If you felt unease watching that Target being looted, try to imagine how it must feel for black Americans when they watch themselves being looted every single day. Police in America are looting black bodies.”
Jim Crow of the North Minnesota – PBS documentary
Southern Poverty Law Center – Minnesota In 2019, 12 Hate Groups Were Tracked in MN
Towards White Allyship
Justice in June Becoming an Active Ally to the Black Community (June 2020)
Resources for White People: Addressing Our White Privilege, Whiteness & White Supremacy Handout from Anti-Racism Training for White Helping Professionals by Irene Greene
Robin DiAngelo: White Fragility YouTube
Fostering Resiliency Through Trauma-Informed Care National Council for Behavioral Health
Op-Ed: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Don’t understand the protests? What you’re seeing is people pushed to the edge “The main concern of black people right now isn’t whether they’re standing three or six feet apart, but whether their sons, husbands, brothers, and fathers will be murdered by cops.”
Resources for white people to deepen your anti-racism work. Check it out here.
Obama has created a page with many other important links and information. Check it out here.
When you’re done: educate yourself. This doesn’t go away once the topic isn’t, trending. Learn about the next steps here.
Example of Anti-Racism Trainings for White Helping Professionals by Irene Greene FFI: Contact: Irene Greene MSED
Related: Resources For Protesters, Activists and the Community
American Protest: Images From the Past 24 Hours The Atlantic 6.3.20
Things You Can Do Right Now to Support Protesters by Jeff at TherapyDen
Minneapolis Residents Food & Supplies (6.1.20)
Pre- and Post- Action Support for Protesters
Mental Health Care and Self-Care Pre and Post Political Actions & Protests, i.e., rubber bullets, tear gas, police brutality trauma, self-care by Irene Greene
Report Minneapolis Police Department Police Brutality to the MN Department of Human Rights
An easy tool for anonymizing photographs taken at protests. Use the tool here.
Mental Health Resources for BIPOC and non-BIPOC (Some are accepting donations and volunteers)
National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network Mental Health Fund
Therapy for Black Women and Girls and Therapy Fund for Black Women and Girls
Supporting Black LGBTQ+ Youth Mental Health The Trevor Project
Black Visions Collective https://www.blackvisionsmn.org/
MN Freedom Fund (bail fund for protestors) https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/
Reclaim the Block https://www.reclaimtheblock.org/home
Communities United Against Police Brutality https://www.cuapb.org/
MN ACLU https://www.aclu-mn.org/en
Resources – adapted from Jeff @ TherapyDen
Support the National Police Accountability Project: This group, a project of the National Lawyers Guild, helps people find legal counsel. More info here.
Support Campaign Zero, a police reform group that has been working on policy solutions “informed by data and human rights principles.” More info here.
Sign a petition: Civil rights group Color of Change launched a petition asking that all the officers involved in Floyd’s death are brought to justice. Find it here.
The New York State legislature must repeal Civil Rights Law 50-a, which has been used to shield law enforcement from accountability by preventing transparency regarding acts of misconduct by police officers. Sign the petition here.
Breonna Taylor survived the frontlines of a pandemic that disproportionately kills Black people, only to have her life stolen by police on March 13. Fight for Breonna and take action here.
On May 27, Tony McDade, a black LGBTQ person, was shot and killed by a Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) officer. Help Tony’s family here.
When Julius Jones was 19-years-old, he was convicted of a murder he says he did not commit. Help save his life here.