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How to Use These Resources
This page includes resources to put anti-racist readings, research, and engagement into praxis and to keep up with the conversation. Anti-racist can action can be accomplished in a multitude of ways and can take place through for volunteer work, conversations with friends and family, or more in-depth civic engagement.
Your local elected officials have a huge impact on issues like funding for the police and other services. Learn about what's on your local ballot so you can do your research before you cast your vote.
Fair Fight promotes fair elections in Georgia and around the country, encourages voter participation in elections, and educates voters about elections and their voting rights. This is a great organization to support if you're concerned about voter suppression.
Student Voting FAQs
From the non-partisan organization Fair Elections Center, this site includes a flow chart to help students decide where to register, how to find out about your state's registration requirements.
Sign up to receive election reminders, get registered to vote, & apply for your absentee ballot. This site walks you through the registration process step-by-step.
Launched by the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF) in October of 2006, VOTE411.org is a "one-stop-shop" for non-partisan election related information. Register to vote, check your voter registration status, find out what's on your ballot. There's also help for election-day issues and info for first-time voters.
Organizations to Support
Build for Black Lives
Build for Black Lives is a platform built to connect anti-racist individuals with activists, organizers, and Black-owned businesses to provide pro bono work creating websites, apps, graphics, social media content, data visualizations, and other projects, in order to provide pro bono services as a means of working towards justice and reparations for a community that has been systematically oppressed, exploited, and underserved by the tech and design industries. Their site includes this page of resources specific to anti-racism in tech.
Center for Antiracist Research
Led by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, The Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University has been created to do the "hard research and policy and narrative and advocacy work to bring about change." Early initiatives include the COVID Racial Data Tracker, the most complete race and ethnicity data on COVID-19 in the country.
Community Change, Inc.
Community Change, Inc. is a Boston nonprofit whose mission is to promote racial justice and equity by challenging systemic racism and acting as a catalyst for anti-racist action and learning. Over the past thirty eight years thousands of people students, educators, non-profit organizations, faith communities, training programs and multicultural art events, and social justice activist have participated in CCI organization programs. Challenging systemic racism in education, housing, public policy and criminal justice.
Showing Up For Racial Justice
SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals working to undermine white supremacy and to work for racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. With chapters all over the United States they provide ways to be engaged locally and nationally.
Keep up with the Conversation
16 Ways to Keep the Movement Going in Your Everyday Life
This Instagram Graphic created by Sinead Bovell offers concrete and reflections actions to take to continue the work of anti-racism daily.
Subscribe to weekly newsletters from Colorlines, a daily news site where race matters, featuring award-winning in-depth reporting, news analysis, opinion and curation. Published by published by Race Forward, a national organization that advances racial justice through research, media and practice.
Movement for Black Lives (M4BL)
Visit Movement for Black Lives's website to sign up for text and email alerts to stay informed about upcoming virtual advocacy events and to stay connected with their developing anti-racism resources.
Check back here for events happening through Northeastern's global campus and beyond related to anti-racism and racial justice. Know of an event you would like added here? Contact us through the feedback form on the "Home" page tab.
Racial Literacy: A One-Credit Pop-up Course and Event Series for Fall 2020
Racial Literacy Community and Policing: Tuesday, October 20, 5pm EST.
The history of policing in the United States is intertwined with the histories of slavery, voter suppression, and racial profiling, and yet effective policing strategies should and can contribute to the safety of communities. Against such a complicated back-drop, we discuss unsettling police violence beyond simplistic “bad apple” explanations, offering nuanced analysis how shortsighted, aggressive policing practices have produced profound negative effects on Black citizens’ perceptions of, and experiences with, the police.
(Find recordings of the three previous events via this link as well).
Community Service Finder
The Center for Community Service as a part of City and Community Engagement hosts a site full of information including current community calls for volunteers (including remote opportunities) and how to ethically partner and serve with a community organization.
Instruction and Training
AORTA: Anti-Oppression Resources and Training Alliance
AORTA is a worker-owned cooperative devoted to strengthening movements for social justice and a solidarity economy. . They have created a variety of toolkits, handouts, webinars, guides, and other resources related to Anti-Oppression and Racial Justice work.
Dismantling Racism Works Web Workbook
This website is a web-based version of a workbook designed originally to support the Dismantling Racism workshop offered by Dismantling Racism Works but was made public as a community resource.
National Museum of African American History and Culture's guide to Talking about Race
This guide is organized by topic and audience and provides resources and suggestions for how to talk about different topics about race and racism with different groups.
Racial Equity Tools
Racial Equity Tools is designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity. Their site offers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large.