Anti-racist Resources

black likes matter, our duty to fight

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.).”

UIC Counseling Center's Responding to Racism Guide

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.

Sixty Inches From Center has compiled a set of resources to build knowledge and understanding of abolition and liberation movements, and community caretaking initiatives for Black and non-Black POC communities: Resources Toward Black Liberation.

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

In Minneapolis:

Reclaim the Block 

Black Visions Collective

Nationally: 

The Movement for Black Lives

BYP100

LGBTQ Freedom Fund

The Trans Justice Funding Project

Internationally:

Pelo Malo - A Venezuelan film addressing racism and homophobia

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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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Developing Anti-Racist Practices:

SURJ Chicago

Working Document for Scaffolding Anti-Racism Resources

Being Anti-Racist from the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Anti-Racism Resources for White people

The Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit

Academics for Black Survival and Wellness

Free Online Courses on Race, Racism, and Racial Justice 

100 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice 

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Raising anti-racist children

(submitted by Api Podder from inparentculture.com):

Resources for White Parents to Learn about Racism

12 Children's Books about Racism and Injustice

How to Talk to Kids about Race, Ages 3-8

Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race

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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.

- Last updated July 31, 2020. -