MENU

Anti-Racism and Social Justice Resources

A core value of Marymount Manhattan College is to respect and honor the dignity and value of every human being. This is the opening assertion of MMC’s foundational Inclusivity Statement, in which our college recognizes the special responsibility that MMC has as an institution of higher education to confront the role of such institutions in perpetuating inequality, to consciously create an inclusive community that honors the experiences of people of color, and to interrupt racism whenever we witness it. 

 

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Anti-Racism Resources for White People
A comprehensive list of useful books, articles, videos, and podcasts

The Bail Project, Inc.
A national nonprofit organization providing free bail assistance and pre-trial support to thousands of low-income people every year

Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter 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.

Campaign Zero - Ending Police Brutality
A platform by a coalition of activists, protesters and researchers that provides a comprehensive package of urgent policy solutions - informed by data, research and human rights principles - that can change the way police serve our communities

Critical Race Theory
Articles, texts, and materials on Black Studies, Indigenous Studies, Whiteness, and more, compiled by by Haaniyah Angus

Communities United Against Police Brutality
A Minnesota-based organization working in part as a crisis hotline where people can report abuse; also offers legal, medical, and psychological resource referrals and ways to engage in political action against police brutality

Dismantling Racial Oppression - for Faculty
A blog post on the ways educators can influence race relations and accountability

Five Ways to Fight Racism and Xenophobia - UNICEF
Initially released at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic when reports of violence and racially-charged bigotry towards Asian populations skyrocketed, this article examines strategies to combat racism in our lives and communities

Know Your Rights - Protest Information for Immigrants
An article explaining legal rights for immigrants — legal or undocumented — for attending a protest in the U.S.

Knowing Your Rights - ACLU
Information on free speech, demonstrations, and protests

The Marshall Project
Nonprofit journalism organization for criminal justice, with the latest on coronavirus and the justice system

Modern Language Association - Resources for 2020-2021 Teaching
For faculty, a collection of assignments and activities, educational tools, and community-generated resources to promote and teach anti-racism.

The Movement for Black Lives
A mobilization “ecosystem” of numerous individuals and organizations creating a shared vision and policy agenda to win rights, recognition, and resources for Black people

Organizing White Men for Collective Liberation
A national network mobilizing white men to learn, grow, and take action against white supremacy and patriarchy

Resource Sharing Project
An organization rounding up favorite resources to aid in the journey to undo racism in coalitions and communities

Resources for Accountability and Actions for Black Lives
Immediate action items Google document compiled by Carlisa Johnson

Scaffolded Anti-Racism Resources - Stamborski, Zimmermann, and Gregory
A working document to facilitate growth for white folks to become allies (and eventually accomplices) in anti-racist work 

Strategies for Sustainable Protest
Important information for protesters on safety, strategies, and messaging

Teaching Tolerance - Black Minds Matter
Information on interrupting school practices that disregard the mental health of black youth

United Nations - Let’s Fight Racism 
Resources and tools for standing up to hate, intolerance, and xenophobia

Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect?
A collection of essays and reports, edited by Joe Macaré, Maya Schenwar, and Alana Yu-lan Price, exploring the reality of US police violence against Black, Brown and Indigenous communities.
*Free E-book available

Who’s Land
Native Land Digital is a Canadian not-for-profit organization [that] is Indigenous-led, with an Indigenous Executive Director and Board of Directors who oversee and direct the organization. An interactive map of Indigenous land by territories, language, and treaties.

 

RESOURCES FOR THE BIPoC COMMUNITY

Black Wellness Guide
Self-care Resources for Healing and Overcoming Racial Trauma

The Audre Lorde Project
An NYC-based organizing center for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, two spirit, trans and gender non-conforming people of color community

Black and African American Mental Health Organizations
Via Black Girls Smile, a list of mental health organizations, crisis lines, and advocacy groups for the Black community

GirlTrek
The largest public health nonprofit for African-American women and girls in the United States, encouraging women to use walking as a practical first step to inspire healthy living, families, and communities

 Latinx Therapy
Resources for the latinx community, healthcare providers, and more
*Podcast available

The Nap Ministry
An organization engaging with the power of performance art, site-specific installations, and community organizing to install sacred and safe spaces for communities to rest together

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network
A healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color, includes directory of care providers and practitioners

Seven Virtual Mental Health Resources for Black People
Organizations, spaces, and resources surround mental health access for the Black community

Therapy for Black Girls
For assistance in finding mental health resources for black women 
*Podcast and blog available

Virtual Mental Health Resources for Black Women
For assistance in finding mental health caregivers and resources

What is Internalized Racism - Donna K. Bivens
A featured article from Flipping the Script: White Privilege and Community Building that explores the interpersonal, institutional, and cultural dynamics of internalized racism