There are several ways to take action and protest from home for those who can't safely leave during the pandemic, including donating to anti-racist organizations, helping with hotlines, and calling your government representatives. Here are some other suggestions:
Be an Ally
How to Be an Ally to Anti-Racism
(updated Jun 8th 2020)
The original intention of the black squares you see on social media HERE #theshowmustbepaused
- How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi
- American Lynching by Ashraf H.A.Rushdy
- White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo
- Between The World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong
- White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color by Ruby Hamad
Buy from your local bookstore if you can or go to Bookshop.org
Defund the Police - https://medium.com/@OfcrACab/confessions-of-a-former-bastard-cop-bb14d17bc759
Gentrification & Racism in San Francisco -https://thebolditalic.com/it-starts-at-home-17-resources-to-learn-about-gentrification-and-racial-justice-in-the-bay-area-97ba59f68097
- BIPOC Artists/Small businesses
Do you identify as a minority women owned small business? Add yourself to our growing directory aim to uplift the marginalized community HERE
- Bay Area Based
- Printers offering services for #BlackLivesMatter
- Before you go demanding justice for George Floyd know your rights HERE from ACLU
- The right to protest is a fundamental human right guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the First Amendment.
- If you get stopped, ask if you are free to go. If the police say yes, calmly walk away.
- You have the right to record. The right to protest includes the right to record, including recording police doing their jobs.
- The police can order people to stop interfering with legitimate police operations, but video recording from a safe distance is not interfering.
- If you get stopped, police cannot take or confiscate any videos or photos without a warrant.
- If you are videotaping, keep in mind in some states, the audio is treated differently than the images. But images and video images are always fully protected by the First Amendment.
- The police's main job in a protest is to protect your right to protest and to de-escalate any threat of violence.
- If you get arrested, don't say anything. Ask for a lawyer immediately. Do not sign anything and do not agree to anything without an attorney present.
- If you get arrested, demand your right to a local phone call. If you call a lawyer for legal advice, law enforcement is not allowed to listen.
- Police cannot delete data from your device under any circumstances.
PROTEST FROM HOME
- Keep this YouTube video playing in the background. The video project gives 100% of ad revenue to Black Lives Matter.
- Find a local black-owned bookstore near you, and become educated on race issues in America. These books are a good place to start.
- For those who have the means, consider donating to organizations like The National Bail Fund Network, The Bail Project, or the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Or support a local organization that helps provide bail funds to protesters.
- Teach your child the importance of respecting the multicultural society that we live in with a FREE BGG Coloring Page download and Multicultural Crayons, limit to 2 per household just pay for shipping.