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:
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.
This google doc created by Carlisa Johnson collects multiple ways to take action now:
Resources from the Asian American Psychological Association:
Developing Anti-Racist Practices:
Confronting Prejudice: How to Protect Yourself and Others (submitted by Mark Eisner of Pepperdine University)
Black Lives Matter, Aging Adults, & Senior Care (submitted by Joseph Kertis)
Raising anti-racist children
(submitted by Api Podder from inparentculture.com):
Young, Proud, and Sung-Jee: A Children’s Book on Fighting Anti-Asian Racism During Covid-19
The Name Jar
A Different Pond
Lailah’s Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story
They Called Us EnemyAmerican Born Chinese
Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh
If you have ideas for actions, groups, or documents we can add to this list, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated 3/22/21 at 10:52 CDT.