Celebrating Black Scientists
The institute's Committee for Change would like to pass along a letter written with our colleagues in Stanford Black Biosciences Organization highlighting the Black scientists who set the stage for future discoveries. #BlackHistoryIsEveryday.
New York Times 1619 project
Oprah Series Where Do We Go from Here?
Part 1: https://youtu.be/09ysfL2SlHo
Part 2: https://youtu.be/1jy6LpivqIM
And This: https://youtu.be/zqgQeQvU3vw
Kimberly Jones social media video (language warning for parents)
Rev Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. visits Stanford (1967)
Ted Talk Color Blind or Color Brave by Melloday Hobson
13th written, produced, directed by Ava DuVernay streaming on Netflix
This movie is a 2016 American documentary by director Ava DuVernay. The film explores the "intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States;" it is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, adopted in 1865, which abolished slavery throughout the United States and ended involuntary servitudeexcept as a punishment for conviction of a crime.
Just Mercy directed by Destin Daniel Cretton streaming on for free right now Amazon Prime
It tells the true story of Walter McMillian, who, with the help of young defense attorney Bryan Stevenson, appeals his murder conviction. The film is based on the memoir of the same name, written by Stevenson.
If you have not heard of Bryan Stevenson, I invite you to watch Oprah’s Super Soul Conversation with Bryan Stevenson – he is an amazing person and author.
The Hate U Give directed by George Tillman Jr streaming for free right now on Amazon Prime
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Any book by Dr. Angela Y. Davis – UCSC Emerita and National Women’s Hall of Famer
Any book by the following authors:
We have seen their writing and leadership resonate in our community, and we hope you will continue to turn to these writers and follow their voices as you participate in the call to build a more just world.
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Set up by George’s brother, Philonise Floyd, funds donated to this GoFundMe will cover funeral and burial expenses, mental and grief counseling, lodging and travel for all court proceedings, and to assist the Floyd family in the days to come as they continue to seek justice for George. A portion of the funds will also go to the Estate of George Floyd for the benefit and care of his children and their educational expenses. While all contributions are welcome via the GoFundMe link, Philonise also lists a physical address for anyone wishing to send cards, letters, or words of encouragement.
In a bid to achieve racial justice through advocacy, litigation, and education, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund is America’s premier legal organization fighting for structural change. Pillars of the organization include expanding democracy, eliminating disparity, and seeking justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. Donations can be made via the website on a once-off or monthly basis.
In existence for over 100 years, the ACLU has been consistent in its fight for freedom. Placing the protection of constitutional rights at the core of their agenda, the organization provides legal services and support for a broad range of people with civil rights complaints. This includes but is not limited to immigration, voting rights, human rights, free speech, and criminal justice. Donations can be made via the website on a once-off or monthly basis.
Using advocacy, political action and education to overcome the perils of police brutality, CUAPB is an all-volunteer organization whose mission was conceived following the shooting of Charles Sanders by Minneapolis police. Having worked on cases for two decades, the organization works to combat police brutality from many angles, including political and legislative action, research, and providing services and support for victims and their families. Donations can be made via PayPal on the organization’s website.
Set up by former NFL player, Colin Kaepernick, the Know Your Rights Camp works to advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, and mass-mobilization. With a mission that aims to create new systems of elevation for the next generation of leaders, the organization is centered around 10 fundamental rights. Among them; the right to be healthy, loved, safe, and free. Donations can be made via the website on a once-off or monthly basis.