Anti-racist Resources 6/10/20

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Anti-racist Resources 6/10/20

There are many organizations and individuals in Gallery 400’s network creating anti-racism resources.

Here at UIC, the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy has an ongoing State of Racial Justice in Chicago Project that “produces reports that provide a comprehensive picture of the inequities and changing conditions that racial and ethnic groups in Chicago face in the last half century.” In the last week, the OPEN SOURCE DIGITAL LITERACY: A BIBLIOGRAPHY has developed a google doc that outlines resources on “subjects within digital literacy and online safety for people of color (automated surveillance, algorithmic bias, social media/truth/conspiracy, doxxing, gaming, etc.).”

In our Propeller Fund awardee circle, there are many organizations, affiliations, and groups working on alternatives to the police and ameliorations of the carceral state. Among them are:
Alternatives to Calling the Police During Mental Health Crises
Chicago Torture Justice Memorials
Prison Neighborhood Arts Project
For the People Artists Collective
Illinois Deaths in Custody

Propeller Fund awardee Make Yourself Useful is an anti-racist organization for white people and is currently holding weekly workshops on protesting, undoing whiteness, and how to move from being an ally to be an accomplice. The Chicago ACT Collective supports many resistance movements with graphics and art production workshops. Lucky Pierre Free University – HOME SCHOOL is presenting weekly workshops, including recently Art and Abolition.

Many Black-led organizations and groups have been leading the fight against police brutality and for Black lives. Here are some links to learn about, to support financially, and to get involved with these organizations.

In Chicago:
Chicago Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression
Black Lives Matter Chicago
Assata’s Daughters
Let Us Breathe Collective
Chicago Community Bond Fund
Chicago Freedom School
Brave Space Alliance
My Block, My Hood, My City

Nationally:
The Movement for Black Lives
BYP100
LGBTQ Freedom Fund
The Trans Justice Funding Project

In Minneapolis:
Reclaim the Block 
Black Visions Collective

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This google doc created by Carlisa Johnson collects multiple ways to take action now:
Resources for Accountability and Actions for Black Lives

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For white people wanting to learn more about how to undo whiteness:
SURJ Chicago
Working Document for Scaffolding Anti-Racism Resources

The Arts Alliance Illinois is developing a statewide Anti-Racism Learning Group for monthly check-ins with resources, accountability, and community support. Contact the Alliance at info@artsalliance.org to learn more about the group.

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If you have ideas for actions, groups, or documents we can add to this list, please let us know at gallery400@uic.edu.