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List updated 12/18/14
Get some action:
#BlackLivesMatter web site – “not a moment, a movement”
26 Ways to Be in the Struggle Beyond the Streets – crip & ill QTPOC -centered brilliance
Ferguson Action – sign up for email and text updates directly from a powerful team of organizers on the ground in Ferguson
Find and submit actions around the US – from Ferguson Action
@blackoutcollect – follow the BlackOut Collective on twitter for hellacious amounts of inspiration
Talking points and research:
Ferguson talking points – awesome responses to misinformation
The national demands – from Ferguson Action
Vision for a New America – from #BlackLivesMatter
A herstory of the #BlackLivesMatter movement – by Alicia Garza
#BlackLivesMatter as new political strategy – by Khalil Gibran Muhammad
On Ferguson protests, the destruction of things, and what violence really is (and isn’t) – great post by Black Girl Dangerous founder Mia McKenzie
Gays condemning riots: the greatest of hypocrisies – Bilerico post: how did the gays get here?
Why we won’t wait – a response to Obama by Robin D.G. Kelley
How police murdered 12-year-old Tamir Rice – Not just in Ferguson. Warning: graphic video of the murder
Direct action, safety, wellness, know your sorta-kinda rights:
Caring for Ourselves as Political Warfare – from adrienne maree brown: ” i invited adaku utah, leah lakshmi piepzna-samarasinha and susan raffo to generate an offering of practices to restore us to ourselves, to recenter us on why we are here and doing this work. autumn brown and maryse mitchell-brody are developing a guide with many others for how to create a healing justice practice space.”
A season of love (for all those killed with impunity) – adrienne maree brown’s post about love at the core of this work
2014 Healing Justice Practice Space – A How-to Guide – practical tips from Adaku Utah, Autumn Brown, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Maryse Mitchell-Brody, Susan Raffo, and Triana Kazaleh Sirdenis
Know your rights – National Lawyers Guild SF chapter – hotline (if you witness/experience police brutality at a demo/action in the Bay Area): 415-285- 1011
Peacock’s resource lists – low-cost QTPOC therapists, healing tips. Also check out the awesome wellness tips from Ferguson Action at the link above.
Ferguson Rapid Response Giving – Please donate to these groups. List compiled by folks connected to Resource Generation
The official #BlackLivesMatter tee – Buy this tee. Some folks are selling tees with #BlackLivesMatter on them but who knows where the money goes.
Ships in the Night 12/6 benefit for Millenial Activists United – Originally a benefit for Peacock Rebellion, we and Ships (a radical queer and trans people of color -centered monthly dance party in Oakland) are redirecting this month’s funds to Millenial Activists United, a queer feminist woman of color -run grassroots group in Ferguson
News and inspiration:
Was #BlackOutBlackFriday successful? – sales dropped 11% – about 6.5 billion dollars