Resources to Support Black Lives Matter

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In the year 2020, we’re still fighting systemic racism, inequality and implicit bias — and it’s horrifying. To our Black friends, neighbors, colleagues, clients and partners, we stand in solidarity with you. We hear you. We see you. We will do better.  

As a first step, we are committed to continuous discussion and education across our agency. From books and social media accounts to organizations, podcasts and beyond, our team came together to share resources that have had the biggest impact on each of us as we continue our commitment to be more informed, supportive and accountable allies dedicated to positive action.

Books that explore race and anti-racism:

– “Me and White Supremacy,” by Layla F. Saad

– “How to Be an Antiracist,” by Ibram X. Kendi

– “I’m Still Here,” by Austin Channing

– “Between the World and Me,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

– “White Fragility,” by Robin DiAngelo

– “The Hate U Give,” by Angie Thomas

– “Just Mercy,” by Bryan Stevenson

Articles to read, videos to watch and docuseries to binge:

– “Why You Need to Stop Saying All Lives Matter,” by Rachel Elizabeth Cargle, Harper’s Bazaar

– “Systemic Racism Explained,” by act.tv

– “While Black,” by Snapchat

– “Find and Support Black-Owned Businesses with These Apps and Websites,” by Olivia Harrison, Refinery29

– “8 Online Classes and Workshops That Help You to Examine Your Own Bias,” by Rachel Lapidos, Well+Good

– “10 Common Phrases That Are Actually Racist AF” by Bronwyn Isacc, Upworthy

– “The Death of George Floyd, In Context,” by Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker

Organizations for donations, websites to visit and social media channels to follow:

Black Lives Matter (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube)

Color of Change (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube)

Campaign Zero (Facebook, Instagram, #8CANTWAIT)

Black Visions Collective (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube)

Self-educate with podcasts:

– “About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge,” by Reni Eddo-Lodge and Renay Rich

– “Choosing to Love Anyway with Jeremy Courtney,” by The Diversity Gap

– “Code Switch,” by NPR

– “Good Ancestor Podcast,” by Layla F. Saad

Movies and shows to watch:

– “13th” by Ava DuVernay

– “Just Mercy” by Destin Daniel Cretton

– “Teach Us All” by Sonia Lowman

– “When They See Us” by Ava DuVernay

– “Whose Streets?” by Sabaah Folayan

Explore with your children:

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We hope you find these resources as helpful as we have. Do you have resources you’d like us to add to our list? Leave us a comment below to share.

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