Opportunities to get involved
- Donate to Black Lives Matter: You can find the main donation page here.
- Get involved with your local BLM chapter: The full list is 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.
- STAND UP FOR MORE FAIR AND JUST POLICING-Center for Policing Equity https://policingequity.org/
- Support the The ACLU Racial Justice Program https://www.aclu.org/issues/racial-justice
- Other actions to take to help demand justice for George Floyd https://www.thecut.com/article/george-floyd-protests-how-to-help-where-to-donate.html
- Join /start a local chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice
- 8 Everyday Ways to Fight Racism
- The Alaska Native Heritage Center offers cultural awareness classes to increase awareness and knowledge of cultural diversity in Alaska. Call (907) 330-8000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
- The Alaska Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will host a session on communication insights with Celeste Hodge Growden, Alaska Black Caucus – ABC president and Dr. Jocasta Olp, diversity lead for the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce. Look for more information on their Facebook page for upcoming events.
- Support Bridge Builders of Anchorage, an organization dedicated to the promotion and celebration of harmony and respect among all cultures in order to make Anchorage, Alaska the first city without prejudice. (bridgebuildersak.org)
- Support the Alaska Institute for Justice (akijp.org), the Alaska Native Justice Center (www.anjc.org), and the Anchorage Chapter of the NAACP (naacpanchorage.weebly.com)
Resources to talk to your kids
Reading for Parents
- Motherly – How to Talk to Your Kids about the Black Lives Matter Protests
- National Geographic – Talking to Kids About Race
- New York Times – These Books Can Help You Explain Racism and Protest to Your Kids
- Today’s Parent – How to Talk to Kids About Racism: An Age by Age Guide
- A Clinical Perspective on Talking to Kids About Racism
Advice from our expert clinicians
- Racism and Violence: How to Help Kids Handle the News
Support for difficult conversations.
To Watch with Your Kids
- CNN and Sesame Street to host a special on racism, Sat June 6th.
- NBC Nightly News for Kids with Lester Holt
Continue learning: Educational resources on racism and white supremacy
Videos to Watch
- 13th Documentary – Ava Duvernay (Netflix)
- I am Not Your Negro – (available to rent on Amazon Prime)
- TED Talks to Help You Understand Racism in America
- 12 Movies to Watch to Educate Yourself About Racism and Protest History, Recommended by Experts: From ‘Do the Right Thing’ to ‘Fruitvale Station’
Read in TIME: https://apple.news/AiTExSC7TRf6UawEB2gTY7A
- Ted Talks about Race in America
- 13 Inclusive Therapy And Mental Health Resources For BIPOCs
Including sliding-scale therapists, online support groups, community-driven apps, and more.
Read in BuzzFeed: https://apple.news/Aok3fYQjsQ56tmI_yWDD_Ag
Articles/Websites to Read
- 1619 Project, New York Times
- Talking About Race – National Museum of African American History & Culture
- “White Fragility: Why it’s so Hard to Talk to White People About Racism” – Robin DiAngelo
- 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
Books to Read
- Freedom is a Constant Struggle – Angela Y. Davis
- Me & White Supremacy – Layla F. Saad
- Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates
- How to be an Anti-Racist – Ibram X. Kendi
- White Fragility – Robin DiAngelo
- Add to your reading list, viewing queue, and podcast roster by seeking thought leaders on indigenous rights and antiracism like Willie Hensley, Ibram Kendi, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Rachel Cargill. The Anchorage Public Library and the Alaska State Library have selections from these and other authors that can be checked out as e-books now (while the libraries are still closed to the public). Read about Elizabeth Peratrovich, the Tlingit woman who led the fight for the Alaska Equal Rights Act, in Fighter in Velvet Gloves: Alaska Civil Rights Hero Elizabeth Peratrovich.