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    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.

    National Black Women’s Justice Institute works independently and in collaboration with a number of universities and organizations to improve outcomes for women and girls impacted by criminalization and economic marginalization.

    NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is a legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans.

    Akondi Foundation’s mission is to support the development of powerful social change movements to eliminate structural racism and create a racially just society.

    MoAD, a contemporary art museum, celebrates Black cultures, ignites challenging conversations, and inspires learning through the global lens of the African Diaspora.

    California African American Museum’s mission is to research, collect, preserve, and interpret for public enrichment the history, art, and culture of African Americans with an emphasis on California and the western United States.


    How to be an Anti Racist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

    The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander 

    Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

    Films and TV series:

    13th – Ava DuVernay 

    When They See Us – Ava DuVernay

    Fruitvale Station – Ryan Coogler 


    America, This is Your Chance by Michelle Alexander for the NYT

    How To Make This Moment the Turning Point for Real Change by Barack Obama for Medium

  • "My Black friends and family are exhausted by the ongoing violence and grief - yet still manage to fight, activate and resist.  I know that my support and help is required as a person of conscience. I stand with Opal Tometi, Alicia Garza and Patrisse Cullors as they help guide my thoughts on violence against Black communities.  
    I have long held the belief that art allows the spirit to soar and transform human behavior, and express gratitude that I have been able to exhibit work by artists who fight every day to speak to justice: Dawoud Bey, Hung Liu, Ruth Asawa, Fred Wilson, Jonathan Calm, Bovey Lee, Rupert Garcia, John Bankston, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Betye Saar, Lewis Watts, T.J. Dedeaux-Norris, Lava Thomas.  
    I join hands with so many across the nation and the world to express my deepest sadness and sympathies to so many families whose children, fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters have been murdered, a legacy of systemic, continuing racism.  I share Bre Gamble’s call for Justice, Equality and Solidarity and ask that we all participate.  We too firmly know that Black lives matter."

    -Rena Bransten, June 2020

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