Resources for Direct Action
The list below provides reference to some articles and websites that share information about direct actions you can take to make your voice heard.
Action Together Bay Area: An inclusive network of global citizens and everyday activists, united in an enduring commitment too secure equity, social justice, and a sustainable environment. Link to Bay Area actions calendar.
Anguish and Action: Through the Obama Foundation; a list of ways to advocate for change as well as resources for learning about police violence and antiracism
BLM Resources: Compiled by the Stanford School of Medicine's Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, curated resources for anti-racist education, donation and activism, and self-care
Centering Black Community Needs: Curated by Stanford Biosciences
Contact your state and local representatives: Link for local representatives takes you to those for Santa Clara County; for other counties, simply Google “who are my local representatives [insert your county of residence]”. Many resources listed here include templates for phone calls and letters if you are unsure of what to say.
43 Bail Funds You Can Absolutely Support Right Now: Support protesters currently being arrested and support movements to end the cash bail process that feeds mass incarceration of Black people and other people of color
26 Ways to Be In the Struggle Beyond the Streets: Created by people for people who cannot protest in the street yet still want to contribute to the movement
75 Things White People Can do For Racial Justice: Includes readings and actions; compiled by Corinne Shutack
20+ Allyship Actions for Asians to Show Up for the Black Community Right Now: Actions and suggestions for the Asian and Asian American community; compiled by Michelle Kim
How Latinx People Can Fight Anti-Black Racism in Our Own Culture: Unpacks how Latinx people can interrogate their involvement in Black liberation and the dismantling of white supremacy
How to Support Black Lives and Community in the Bay Area, by Chloé Hennen for 7x7
Justice in June: Compiled by Autumn Gupta with Bryanna Wallace’s oversight, this document provides a structured approach for individuals trying to become better allies to the Black community with a focus on becoming better informed as one step in the process.
Ways You Can Help: Provides templates and instructions for sending emails, making phone calls, etc. on behalf of justice for George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Also includes a template for inquiring about how police are trained in your city. Updated regularly.