ABOLITION ACTION! Click here for public resources to find out how you can help DEFUND THE POLICE.
Click here to send an auto-populated email to NYC Council Members to defund the NYPD!
Go to #8toAbolition for more information and resources.
Reformist Reforms vs. Abolitionist Steps in Policing: Charts that breaks down the difference between reformist reforms which continue or expand the reach of policing, and abolitionist steps that work to chip away and reduce its overall impact. As we struggle to decrease the power of policing there are also positive and pro-active investments we can make in community health and well-being.
Abolish the police? Organizers say it’s less crazy than it sounds: Grassroots groups around Chicago are already putting abolitionist ideas into practice.
How to Abolish the Police: Black Lives Matter activist, Janaya Khan, explains how we can abolish the whole criminal justice system, including the police. Because, it's broken.
Black and Asian Solidarity What We've Learned: A live stream of an intergenerational panel on Black & Asian Solidarity in NYC.
20+ Allyship Actions for Asians to Show Up for the Black Community Right Now: How can the Asian and Asian American community show up for our Black siblings?
Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit: The Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit is a project of Grassroots Asians Rising
The Intersectionality Wars: When Kimberlé Crenshaw coined the term 30 years ago, it was a relatively obscure legal concept. Then it went viral.
Who Gets to Be Afraid in America?: Americans don’t see me, or Ahmaud Arbery, running down the road—they see their fear.
Racism Harms Black People Most. It’s Time to Recognise ‘Anti-Blackness’: A one-size-fits-all approach to discrimination fails to grasp its impact on different minorities. Anti-black racism should be classified separately.
The Sidi Project- South Asia's African Diaspora: Learn about the history of the African Diaspora living in South Asia.
Reading List: People being radicalized by the protests taking place. Political education accompanies the work being done in the street!
Letters for Black Lives: An Open Letter Project on Anti-Blackness for the Asian Diaspora (Translated in Bangla, Hindi, Tamil, Arabic, and more)
South Asians for Black Lives: A Call for Action, Accountability, and Introspection by Thenmozhi Soundararajan
Donate: (Note- DO NOT DONATE YOUR MONEY TO SHAUN KING)
Minnesota Freedom Fund: Every dollar of financial donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund helps them help free people. Support them today by making a one-time gift or setting up a recurring donation. (NOTE: they have stated that they are overwhelmed with donations and that plenty other organizations need your help.)
Split a donation between 38 community bail funds: Split a donation to all the bail funds listed on this page, or allocate specific amounts to individual groups
Black Lives Matter Organization: Urgent Donations Needed
Stand with Breonna: The Action Pac is calling on the Louisville Metro Police Department to terminate the police involved, and for a special prosecutor to be appointed to bring forward charges against the officers and oversee all parts of this case.
Black Trans Solidarity Fund: The Okra Project is 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. This is a reparations group that funnels resources toward Black trans folk.
Support Reclaim the Block: Reclaim the Block organizes Minneapolis community and city council members to move money from the police department into other areas of the city’s budget that promote community health and safety. By donating, you will support to make sure that their communities have the resources they need to thrive.
Black Aids Institute: The Black AIDS Institute develops programs that create awareness about the HIV crisis in Black communities, provides training to build capacity at the individual and community level and mobilizes Black communities to advocate for themselves.
The Bail Project: The Bail Project™ National Revolving Bail Fund is on a mission to combat mass incarceration and reshape the pretrial system in the United States.
North Star Health Collective: Provide support for protestors assaulted/injured by police force
Brooklyn Bail Fund: The Brooklyn Community Bail Fund is committed to preserving the presumption of innocence for all, ending pretrial detention, securing the freedom of our immigrant neighbors detained by ICE, and supporting their urgent needs post-release.
Raise the Degree: Remove bail for Derek Chauvin, murderer of George Floyd
Hands Up Act: Punish police for shooting unarmed victims.
Tips for Protestors: (Taken from National Resource List)
MEDICAL ADVICE (INCL. SANITATION + PPE)
This Google Doc contains the best practices for before, during, and after protests.
This Twitter thread contains reminders and new information about maintaining your respiratory health while protesting.
It is best not to bring prescription medications to the protests. If you do, you’re encouraged to bring the bottle containing your prescription. While police may not allow you to take them while detained, your best bet is to have them in the bottle they came in.
Avoid wearing your contacts! Tear gas is particularly harmful for you!
Avoid posting and resharing photos that could help police, organized and unorganized white supremacist groups, and employers identify the people protesting. Blur other people’s faces, tattoos, or other identifiable attributes if you’re going to post!
“Riot Medicine” - A Twitter thread.
Treating Bullet Wounds - A Thread from an EMT.
2. SOCIAL MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION
For people doing the heavy lifting on the ground: A resource on deleting your digital footprint. It’s best policy not to post excessively about what you’re wearing, who you’re going with, etc. to avoid drawing additional attention to yourself.
The best policy is to watch what you text and to make sure you’re not including your location on your social media posts. Turn off your location!
FOR POLICE INTERACTIONS: This tweet teaches you how to set a Shortcut to film your encounters with police and to contact your emergency contact.
An easy way to identify an undercover cop is to check if they have an arm band. For example, protesters in Brooklyn noticed that several men throughout the crowd all wore white armbands. They're required to wear these so uniformed cops can spot them.
3. GENERAL SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS
Avoid posting and resharing photos that could help police, organized and unorganized white supremacist groups, and employers identify the people protesting.
Click here if you’re not sure how to blur people’s faces, tattoos, and other identifying attributes.
Do not use your social media page to discourage looting or “violent protest”. It’s counterrevolutionary to use your platform this way.
A quick response: "Violence aimed at the recovery of human dignity and at equality cannot be judged by the same yardstick as violence aimed at maintenance of discrimination and oppression.” - Walter Rodney
Do not share videos and photos of the murder of George Floyd or any other Black person who has been murdered police - or anyone for that matter! These videos are the lynching postcards of our time.
We also urge you to check out this Anti-Doxing Guide for Activists Facing Attacks. This guide has been created to deal with the current issues and should be incorporated into your regular digital security practices.
Meetings for Asian Americans to Join:
South Asians in Defense of Black Lives, A Conversation with Zoe Samudzi: Organized by Equality Labs
National Call on How to Use the Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit to Show up in Defense of Black Lives: Organized by Grassroots Asians Rising
National Resource List: community bail funds, memorial funds, political education resources, the names of organizations to put on your radar, and general advice/tips for people attending protests or using social media as an organizing tool