30 Days of Action: For Our Allies in this Movement
Love can’t be conditional and neither can justice.
Say out loud:
I AM AN ALLY!
Boycott businesses that don’t support equality and justice - research who they are
Watch: “I Am Not Your Negro”
Write down microaggressions you’ve used or witnessed
Watch: “Fruitvale Station”
Sign-up to attend a workshop on racial justice
Watch: “The Hate U Give”
Read “Between the World and Me”-Ta-Nehisi Coates
Study your local and national politician’s records on mass incarceration and excessive use of police force and brutality
Watch: “Queen & Slim”
Take inventory of your community and workplace - answer the question: is it diverse?
Watch: “When They See Us”
Talk to your family and friends about what you’ve learned in the past week
Watch: “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Speak out on social media against racist and intolerant posts
*Anytime you witness this*
“Time: The Kalief Browder Story”
Shop at a
Research your local and national candidates views on equality, justice, policing, and contributions from police PACs and associations before you VOTE!
“The Murder of Fred Hampton”
Read about black history in America
Light a candle and for 8 mins and 46 seconds sit in silent reflection
Watch: “ReMastered:The Two Killings of Sam Cooke”
Name an injustice you’ve witnessed and how you felt and responded
Write down a time you spoke out against racism, add to this list each time you take this action
PBS: Finding Your Roots
to a TED Talk on social justice or race
“The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till”
Say Her Name
Read an Anti-racist book to a child in your life.
The Urgency of Intersectionality, TED Talk
Get involved and support the campaign of a local or national candidate who embodies equality and justice
Organize a watch party and viewing of a movie you’ve watched this month. Invite your friends to stay/zoom for a discussion post movie
Write and call your local representatives and advocate for change
“12 Years a Slave”
Race. Read any books by: Bryan Stevenson; Angela Davis; Audre Lorde; James Baldwin, or any work by a black writer
“Do the Right Thing”
Spend time in a space where you are the minority
This American Life, podcast
Order from a Black-owned restaurant
The Danger of a Single Story,
Volunteer at a local community organization
Donate to Donorschoose.org and support a classroom in need
We Need to Talk About Justice, TED Talk
Donate to a grassroots organization
“Bastards of the Party”
“College Behind Bars”
Attend (or organize) a conversation in your community which address the injustices faced in your community
Say out loud:
I AM AN ALLY!
REPEAT these action steps over and over!
Begin with an open mind and be willing to listen
Question your biases
Get to know the history of this country
Meet with people of color and work to understand us
Understand differences in style and behavior
Don’t judge behaviors even though it may be different than yours
Accept and enjoy the diversity among us and
Don’t expect that we all behave like you
Ensure justice is delivered the same for all
Let the activism continue
TOGETHER, WE CAN DO THIS
Thank you: SK, GA, AS, RD, NH, DA, CA, RD for your contributions to this project!