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#BlackLivesMatter: Take Action

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Suggested Actions You Can Take

Listen

Preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.
Discussions about race, inclusiveness, and sensitivity clearly aren't new. However, The Seattle Times embarked on this project with the hope that the personal reflections and stories from the people who participated will inspire all to think and talk about these issues in a deeper way. 
What songs are helping you address your feelings right now?

Educate Yourself and Others

Compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein, this resource is intended for White people to deepen understanding of and engagement in anti-racist work.
Interview with educator and activist, Jesse Hagopian, on how to discuss Black lives and police brutality with children.
Learning resources and a list of daily actions to take towards becoming an active ally for the Black community. Compiled by Autumn Gupta with Bryanna Wallace's oversight.
Saying "I Don't See Color" denies students' racial identity.
A professional development curriculum focused on cultural competence and equity literacy created by The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science with the School of Library and Information Sciences at North Carolina Central University and Wake County Public Schools.

Report

Independent service for reporting police misconduct in the United States.

Vote

For more information on voter registration and voting locations, contact your local county elections official.
Includes election deadlines for California voters.

Sign

Petition and policy demands to protect Black lives.
A list of petitions to sign demanding justice for Black lives.
 

Donate

Black Visions Collective (BLVC) believes in a future where all Black people have autonomy, safety is community-led, and we are in right relationship within our ecosystems.
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. 
Raising funds to offer free therapy sessions for Black women and girls. 
Donations help employ Black trans people, build strategic campaigns, and launch winning initiatives that benefit the Black trans community.
The Black Business Relief Grant will support San Diego Black-owned businesses with grants ranging from $250 to $5000. Resources will target small, disadvantaged businesses (including nonprofits) in economically vulnerable communities and/or in the most distressed neighborhoods in the county.
NY Mag editors compiled and vetted sites to create a guide for anyone with the means and interest in donating as a form of taking action today or everyday.