It’s time for change — Resources to help start somewhere.
By: The Cleancult Team
June 04, 2020
We commit to not only make this a better world environmentally but a better and safer world for everyone. We are working towards finding ways to show our support and to stand with the Black community in our country through these historic times.
Interested in taking the charge? There are multiple ways to be an ally! Join us in getting involved, getting educated, and donating to a cause that resonates with you.
If you’re financially able to, check out some organizations cleancult and our team members have donated to:
- ACLU (national) An organization whose mission is to realize this promise of the United States Constitution for all and expand the reach of its guarantees.
- Fair Fight (national) Promoting fair elections around the country, encouraging voter participation in elections, and educating voters about elections and their voting rights
- Liberty Fund (NY) New York City–wide charitable bail fund for criminal reform
- Black Table Arts (MN) An organization in MN that organizes Black artists to educate their communities as well as create spaces for Black leadership.
- Black Lives Matter (national) Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.
- NYC Relief New York City Relief mobilizes thousands of volunteers to compassionately serve those struggling with homelessness and tough living conditions.
- Color of Change Racial justice organization that leads campaigns that build power for Black communities.
More here updated frequently: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/#
Another great way to contribute is to dedicate some time to listen, watch, and learn. It can be a bit overwhelming to find out where to begin so we hope this serves as a starting point. Original document compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein in May 2020.
For Visual Learners - Watch + Read
Films and TV series to stream:
- 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
- American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
- Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
- If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
- King In The Wilderness — HBO
- See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
- The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax
- When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
Films and TV series to rent:
- Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent
- Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent
- Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
- I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent
- Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Free to rent for the month of June through most platforms
- Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent
Books to read:
- Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins
- Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Dr. Brittney Cooper - Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon
- How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
- Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
- Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
- Raising Our Hands by Jenna Arnold
- Redefining Realness by Janet Mock
- Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
- So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
- The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
- The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
- The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs
- The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
- Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
- This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherríe Moraga
- When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America by Ira Katznelson
- White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo, PhD
- A people's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
For Auditory Learners - Listen
Most books listed above are also available as audio versions. Below is a list of informative podcasts.
Podcasts to subscribe to:
- 1619 (New York Times)
- About Race
- Code Switch (NPR)
- Intersectionality Matters! hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw
- Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast
- Pod For The Cause (from The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights)
- Pod Save the People (Crooked Media) - Seeing White
Resources to start anti-racism conversations with children
Some books our team purchased for their families:
- The Color of Us, Karen Katz
- The Skin I'm In, Pat Thomas
- Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Know that educating ourselves is our own responsibility. Remember to listen to what others are saying, empathize, and learn how we can create a lasting impact. We don’t have the answers but we hope to be a starting resource as an ally. Black lives matter. Period.
From our team in Puerto Rico and NYC, we send our love and solidarity.
Recursos anti racistas en español
Lista creada por Dash Harris
Libros en español
- Afrodescendientes En El Istmo De Panama por Melva Lowe de Goodin
- Ser Mujer Negra en España por Desiree Bela Lobedde
- Y Tu Porque Eres Negro? Por Ruben H. Bermudez
- Las venas abiertas de América Latina por Eduardo Galeano
- La raza en la cultura puertorriqueña por Mayra Santos-Febres
Videos en español
- Afrodescendientes en Argentina por Dash Harris (2013, EEUU)
- Angélica por Marisol Gómez-Mouakad (2016, Puerto Rico)
- Sonidos de SAI (2015, San Andres)
- Gurumbé. Canciones de tu memoria negra (2016, España)
- Cimarronaje en Panama por Toshi Sakai (2017, Panama)
Más recursos latinoaméricanos aquí
Más recursos sobre el racismo en Puerto Rico aquí