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Anti-Racism Resources: Actions, Reading, Education

If you have a resource that you’d like us to add to this list, please write to Adam Frank at adam@waterwell.org.

Sign up to for the Black Lives Matter mailing list and see this powerful list of resources they have created.
Donate to support one of these theater companies in NYC: The Billie Holiday Theatre, The Classical Theatre of Harlem, Harlem Stage, National Black Theatre, and The Movement Theatre Company.
Participate in New Black Mutual Aid, created by Nzinga Williams – find it on IG at @newblackmutualaid

“NEW Black Mutual Aid Fund strives to create the safety net and financial support for Black Theater Professionals through a time of revolution and pandemic. Our goal is to help our community that so often gets mined for our talents. The NEW Black Mutual Aid Fund will provide assistance and support for everything from protest supplies, bail, lawyer fees (for protesters) to dinner, rent support, plant care, etc. We want to help our black theater community flourish in the fullness of themselves by redistributing wealth, one cent at a time”

How To Request Aid:

1.Be Black
2. Be Part of the Theater Community
3. Click on this link to fill out a google form
4. That’s it – requests will be filled on a first come, first served basis

How to Donate:

White + non-black POC, donate money to this fund in either of these two ways:

Venmo: @NEWBlackMutualAid
Cashapp: $NEWBlackMutual Aid
If neither of those work, email NEWBlackMutualAid@gmail.com or direct message @newblackmutualaid on Instagram

The NYC Bail Fund has received enormous support and is requesting that people direct their donations elsewhere for now. Here are a few options.

Albany Bail + Safety Fund for Black Lives

LIFE Bond Fund, New Sanctuary Coalition

NYC Emergency Release Fund to keep Trans people safe

Support The Loveland Foundation, which “brings opportunity and healing to communities of color, and especially to Black women and girls.”
Resources for Accountability for Black Lives, created and ongoing updates by Carlisa Johnson.
Join the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival in advance of their Assembly + Moral March on June 20, 2020, and read their list of demands, which call for “an end to systemic racism and a comprehensive reconstruction of our society.”
Access a living resource list created by WDP Alumni Camila Cano Flavia to see actions you can take to urge elected officials to defund the police and ensure police accountability.
Choose a few things to read from this Anti-Racism Reading List, compiled by Ibram X. Kendi
Access this Scaffolded Anti-Racism Resources for White people working to become allies, created by Anna Stamborski, M. Div Candidate (2022), Nikki Zimmermann, M. Div candidate (2021), Bailie Gregory, M. Div, M.S. Ed.
Donate to and support the work of these organizations supporting Black Trans people:

For the Gworls, raises funds to assist Black/trans folks rent/affirmative surgery.

The Okra Project, a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People wherever we can reach them.

Black Trans Femmes in the Arts, a collective of Black trans femmes dedicated to creating space for ourselves in the arts and beyond.

Follow The Marshall Project, a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system.
Read “America God Damn” – a new essay by Artist Dread Scott, who created the “A Man was Lynched by Police yesterday” flag, along with many other powerful works of art.
Get involved with and donate to the Black Voters Matters Fund.
Join Vote Save America’s Adopt-a-State program.
Fair Fight, an advocacy organization fighting for fair elections primarily in Georgia, but also Nationally.
Showing Up for Racial Justice

This is an organization for white people to recruit other white people to join in anti-racist organizing efforts to support, amplify and participate in movements led by BIPOC. Read their framework for ‘Calling People In” to the movement.

Find more information about SURJ NYC’s Chapter and how to join, or if you are interested in getting involved in SURJ National, email Lee Sunday Evans: lee@waterwell.org