LEARN MORE AND TAKE ACTION
Mapping Police Violence: “Mapping Police Violence is a research collaborative collecting comprehensive data on police killings nationwide to quantify the impact of police violence in communities.” https://mappingpoliceviolence.org/
The Invention of the Police: This article by Harvard historian Jill Lepore charts the connection between slavery’s legacy and today’s police force.
1619 Project: “An ongoing initiative from the New York Times Magazine that aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.”
Resources to Understand America’s Long History of Injustice and Inequality: A collection of articles published in the Washington Post that sheds light on issues of race and inequality in America.
Anti-racism resources for white people: A list of reading, watching, and listening recommendations intended to serve as a resource to white people to deepen anti-racism work.
Legacy of racism in Portland: This Atlantic article examines the history of racism in Portland, a city that often views itself as a beacon of progressivism.
Confronting Prejudice: How to Protect Yourself and Help Others – https://onlinegrad.pepperdine.edu/blog/prejudice-discrimination-coping-skills/
Safer Space for Black Lives Matter: The aim of Safer Space for BLM is to uplift the BIPOC community through mental health advocacy by creating spaces for peer-to-peer support, facilitated by licensed professionals.
#SAYHERNAME campaign: “#SayHerName campaign brings awareness to the often invisible names and stories of Black women and girls who have been victimized by racist police violence, and provides support to their families.”
Women and Femmes of Color organizing for racial justice, support and health: “The YWCA is a fiscal sponsor for this group, which offers support and healing to anyone who identifies as a woman/womxn/femme/GNC/NB/2S+ AND is black, indigenous, or a person of color”
Help Fund Change
Don’t Shoot PDX –Don’t Shoot Portland is a Black-led human rights nonprofit that advocates for accountability. Since 2014, they have implemented art, education and civic participation within our programming to create social change. https://www.dontshootpdx.org/
Black United Fund of Oregon – The mission of the Black United Fund of Oregon is to assist in the social and economic development of Oregon’s underserved communities and to contribute to a broader understanding of ethnic and culturally diverse groups. www.bufor.org
Black Resilience Fund – Black Resilience Fund is an emergency fund dedicated to healing and resilience by providing immediate resources to Black Portlanders. https://www.blackresiliencefund.com/
Interested in Getting Involved?
We are always looking for volunteers as well as apprentices, crew members and corporate partnerships.