Responding to Racist Violence

LEARN, PRAY, ACT: Resources for Addressing Racist Violence and Police Brutality (Photo: Anadolu Agency / Getty Images)

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#8CantWait
Campaign Zero proposes police departments implement these 8 changes to increase public safety and trust. 

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
A regularly updated page with resources for white people committed to long-term work for racial justice.

Action Alert for Police Reform
The Episcopal Public Policy Network recommends these steps for individuals to influence policy around policing 

Similar to the Episcopal Peace Fellowship issue above under PRAY, we wanted to have several options for people who wish to donate under one heading. Instead, all 4 donation options are scattered. If you can do this, great!

Donate to Victims’ Families and Bail Funds

Becoming Beloved Community Where You Are
A resource for individuals, congregations and communities seeking racial healing.

Black Visions Collective
Black Visions Collective (BLVC) believes in a future where all Black people have autonomy, safety is community-led, and we are in right relationship within our ecosystems.

Breonna Taylor and Kenneth Walker Justice Fund
Kenicia Walker is organizing this fundraiser.

Charleston, SC, report on changing racial discrimination in policing practices
Racial Discrimination in Police Practices.

Confronting Prejudice: How to Protect Yourself and Help Others
This resource from Pepperdine University’s online Master of Psychology program educates readers on the prevalence of prejudice and implicit bias in society, including information about what marginalized groups are most likely to be harmed by prejudice.

Contact your federal, state and local officials
Learn how to contact your federal, state, and local elected leaders.

Episcopal Public Policy Network: 9 Actions on Police Reform
Take action with Episcopalians around the world.

Ferguson, MO, report on community-based efforts to hold law enforcement accountable
Investigation of the Ferguson, MO Police Department

The George Floyd Family
The Official George Floyd Memorial Fund. Philonise Floyd is organizing this fundraiser.

I Run With Maud
This fundraiser was designed to assist Ahmaud’s mother; Ms. Wanda Cooper-Jones and her immediate family with financial support during this extreme difficult time and in their struggle for justice for the murder of Ahmaud Marquez Arbery. Akeem Baker is organizing this fundraiser.

Make Me An Instrument of Peace
A civil discourse class from The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations, Department of Faith Formation, and ChurchNext.

Minnesota Freedom Fund
We value a society that values its people, their freedom and recognizes their contribution to the greater good. A society that does not condition pretrial freedom on class or identity, that has ended mass incarceration, and that invests in restorative and transformative justice.

New Era of Public Safety
A guide to fair, safe, and effective Community policing.

Resources on Advocacy and Civic Engagement
The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations.

Southern Poverty Law Center
Do something. In the face of hatred, apathy will be interpreted as acceptance by the perpetrators, the public and — worse — the victims. Community members must take action; if we don’t, hate persists.

Speaking of Freedom
A Letter to the Church from Kelly Brown Douglas, Stephanie Spellers and Winnie Varghese

The Science of Justice: Race, Arrests, and Police Use of Force
Policing Equity’s project to provide national-level data and analyses on police behavior—to investigate racial disparities in use of force benchmarking against demographics of local arrest rates.

Tips for Creating Effective White Caucus Groups
By Craig Elliott, to assist people who identify as white and/or have white skin privilege in doing their shared work.

What Does Love Do?
A brief guide to following the Way of Love in the midst of uncertainty, loss and pandemic.

Witness: See it. Film it. Change it.
WITNESS helps people use video and technology to protect and defend human rights.

Responding to Racist Violence