There are many ways we can individually and collectively stand up for justice, equity, and freedom for all. We offer you these ideas and resources as ways to help empower you in contributing to systemic change, particularly in support of rectifying racial injustices:
Express Your Voice:
What do you want to say to share your solidarity and commitment to change?
Use this worksheet to explore different options of what feels right for you. If it’s safe to do so, you can use your ideas on larger signs to hold at protests or display in your window. You can also use them to create social media posts supporting this movement for change.
Download “Standing Up for Justice” Worksheet: English | Spanish
Special presentation by trauma-informed empathy coach Tony Scruggs on our Facebook Page:
It’s TRICK-e: Transforming Racism into Connection & Kindness, empathically (a brief intro)
Brené Brown with Ibram X. Kendi on How to Be an Antiracist
Speaking of Psychology podcast: Understanding your racial biases (American Psychological Association)
75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
1619, a Podcast from the New York Times
Prioritizing Equity video series: The Root Cause (American Medical Association)
What Matters: #BlackLivesMatter Documentary Series
Support Racial Justice Organizations:
Community Healing Network: Emotional Emancipation Circles
Mobilizes Black people across the African Diaspora to heal from the trauma caused by centuries of anti-Black racism, to free ourselves of toxic stereotypes, and to reclaim our dignity and humanity as people of African ancestry.
@chnworld | facebook.com/CHNWorld.Inc
Black Lives Matter
Commits to struggling together and to imagining and creating a world free of anti-Blackness, where every Black person has the social, economic, and political power to thrive.
@blklivesmatter | facebook.com/BlackLivesMatter
Find & support your local chapter
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans.
@naacp_ldf | facebook.com/naacpldf
Color of Change
Designs campaigns powerful enough to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward.
@colorofchange | facebook.com/colorofchange
Aims to end police brutality by providing the public and government officials with urgent, research-based policy solutions.
@campaignzero | facebook.com/joincampaignzero
Dignity and Power Now
Works to build a Black and Brown led abolitionist movement rooted in community power towards the goal of achieving transformative justice and healing justice for all incarcerated people, their families, and communities.
@dignityandpowernow | facebook.com/dignityandpowernow
Contact Your Representatives:
Find your representatives through Common Cause
Send messages about specific policies through NAACP’s “We Are Done Dying” Campaign
Healing Resources for BIPOC Organizers & Allies Taking Action for Black Lives
21 Self-Care Resources to Help You Heal and Survive