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PETITIONS: 

If you are international and aren’t able to sign here are some zip codes to use:

90015 - Los Angeles, California
10001 - New York City, New York
75001 - Dallas, Texas

The police commit human rights violations at a shockingly frequent rate, particularly against racial and ethnic minorities, and especially Black Americans. In 2019 alone, the police were involved in the deaths of over 1,000 people in the USA. Those aren’t just numbers, but a person's life: someone's parent, sibling, cousin, nephew, spouse, child. - Amnesty.org

 Justice for George Floyd
This petition is to “demand the officers who killed George Floyd are charged with murder.”

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Justice for Breonna Taylor
Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, was in her home in Louisville, KY on March 13th when officers from the Louisville Metro Police Department barged in without a warning nor announcement and broke through her door, fired off more than 20 bullets, and ultimately took Breonna’s life.

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Justice for Ahmuad Arbery
Ahmuad was taking his morning jog in his neighborhood in Georgia and came a cross a white father and son who shot and killed him for taking a jog. 

Charge the Officers 
Sign to get the Minneapolis police officers charged for murder after killing an innocent black man.

 Defund the Police

Life Sentence for Police Brutality

Abolish Prison Labor in the USA
Prison labour is a form of modern American slavery used by multiple large corporations across the world. Under the 13th amendment to the United States Constitution, slavery was merely reformed rather than abolished.

Justice for Regis Korchinski-Paquet 
Regis Korchinski-Paquet was murdered by Toronto Police. A call was made for a domestic incident and Toronto police officers were present on the 24th floor in a High Park apartment building to "observe" 29-year old, Regis. Shortly after, she allegedly fell off the balcony. 

Punish Police for Shooting Unarmed Citizens 

 

 

EDUCATE YOURSELF: 
This Amazing Syllabus on “becoming an active ally to the black community” is an amazing resource.

Here is a wonderful document on anti-racist resources for White People.
BOOKS:

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
By Michelle Alexander
How to Be an Antiracist
By Ibram X. Kendi

The Race Track: Understanding & Challenging Structural Racism
By Kimberle Crenshaw
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
By Robin DiAngelo

Women, Race, & Class
By Angela Davis

MOVIES:
"The Murder of Fred Hampton" (1971)
“This documentary is about a 21-year-old Black Panther leader from Chicago who was one of the great inspiring speakers of the 20th century and was cut down in his youth by the FBI and the Chicago police department,” - Trussel
"Blacks Brittanica" (1978)
The documentary Blacks Britannica, commissioned by PBS in Boston in 1978, examines racism through the lens of black, working-class Brits and includes interviews with several black activists.
"When they See Us" (2019)
Available on Netflix
This four-part series, cowritten and directed by Ava DuVernay, tells the story of the 1989 Central Park jogger case in which five young Black and Latinx men—aged 14 to 16—were found guilty for the rape of a white woman. The Central Park Five, now called the Exonerated Five, were eventually exonerated after years in prison, and their stories are a heartbreaking look at the devastating bias within the American judicial system.
"Selma" (2014)
"The Hate U Give" (2018)
This movie, based on the novel of the same name, is one of the most authentic portrayals of police brutality in pop culture as it depicts a young woman named Starr (Amandla Stenberg) witnessing the fatal shooting of her best friend at the hands of a police officer. 
Queen and Slim 
"Dear White People" (2017-Present)
This series—currently awaiting the release of its fourth and final season—follows a group of Black students at a predominantly white university. It’s a biting social commentary on racial discrimination, told through a massively entertaining comedic lens.
For an amazing list of more movies to watch
PODCASTS:

Black Feminist Thought
By Patricia Hill Collins
PODCASTS TO LISTEN TO

The 1619 Project
New York Times

Intersectionality Matters!
African American Policy Forum

Floodlines
The Atlantic

About Race
Reni Eddo-Lodge

Momentum
Race Forward
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