In this evolving directory, you can find helpful information on anti-racist organisations and thinkers. Whether you take action in the form of charitable donation, reading books, writing to your political representative and/or watching films, we encourage you to get involved and combat the global pandemic of racism. While this is just the tip of the iceberg, here is an inexhaustive list (please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more tips).
Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, they are winning immediate improvements in our lives.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is a US civil rights organisation that has campaigned for political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights and the elimination of race-based discrimination for over 100 years.
The Bail Project
The Bail Project National Revolving Bail Fund provides free bail assistance to low-income individuals who are legally presumed innocent, and whom a judge has deemed eligible for release before trial contingent on paying bail. They enable their clients to return home to their families and communities while awaiting their court dates. They call this model Community Release with Support.
Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust
As well as campaigning for racial justice and fairness, the charitable foundation does amazing work helping young people to transform their lives by overcoming disadvantage and discrimination, supporting them through sustainable careers.
The only UK charity providing expertise on state related deaths and their investigation to bereaved people, lawyers, advice and support agencies, the media and parliamentarians. Specialist casework includes deaths in police and prison custody, immigration detention, mental health settings and deaths involving multi-agency failings or where wider issues of state and corporate accountability are in question.
Pay The Rent
An ongoing campaign that encourages non-Indigenous people to donate a portion of their income for operating on unceded Indigenous land. All funds raised are given to Aboriginal people in Victoria at the discretion of a group of Aboriginal elders from multiple clans and nations.
A non-profit legal service that represents people who would otherwise be unable to find legal representation.
Addresses the root causes of Indigenous incarceration and works to prevent imprisonment.
Aboriginal led organisation for the future of indigenous children
Works with people that have been impacted by the justice system or child protection services.
The Liberty Fund
I Run With Maud
American Civil Liberties Union
Stand Up To Racism UK
Ain’t No Black In The Union Jack, Paul Gilroy
Between The World And Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
Black and British: A Forgotten History, David Olusoga
Blood On The Wattle: Massacres and Maltreatment of Aboriginal Australians, R. Bruce Elder
Blackass, A. Igoni Barrett
Brit(ish), Afua Hirsch
Citizen, Claudia Rankine
Dark Emu, Bruce Pascoe
Dark Days, James Baldwin
Diversify, June Sarpong
Don’t Touch My Hair, Emma Dabiri
Freedom Is A Constant Struggle, Angela Davis
Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi
How To Be Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi
I’m Still Here, Austin Channing Brown
Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison
Out Of Whiteness, Vron Ware & Les Back
Passing – Nella Larsen
Race Matters, Cornel West
Slay In Your Lane, Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené
Talking To My Country, Stan Grant
The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison
The Good Immigrant, edited by Nikesh Shukla
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Michelle Alexander
The Sellout, Paul Beatty
The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead
They Can’t Kill Us All, Wesley Lowery
White Girls, Hilton Als
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, Robin DiAngelo
White Supremacy and Me, Layla F. Saad
Why I’m No longer Talking to White People About Race, Reni Eddo-Lodge
Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down, Ishmael Reed
Your Silence Will Not Protect You, Audre Lorde
13th by Ava Duverney
Angela Davis in conversation at Southbank Centre
Code Switch by NPR
Fruitvale Station by Ryan Coogler
I Am Not Your Negro, by Raoul Peck
Just Mercy, by Destin Daniel Cretin
Nelson Mandela on Arena, with Arthur Miller
Sun Ra: Space Is The Place
The Color of Fear, by Lee Mun Wah
The Hate U Give, by George Tillman Jr
Roots: The Saga Of An American Family by Alex Haley
How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion, Peggy McIntosh