Antiracism Resources

Black Lives Matter. Not just today, not just yesterday, but every day. 

The SF Bay Area Queer Nightlife Fund stands with the protestors in Minneapolis, Oakland, and across the country, in response to the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and other victims of racist violence. We unequivocally condemn white supremacy and violence against people of color, both within and beyond the queer community. 

We recognize the long history of injustice against people of color within the United States. We call upon our elected political leaders, law enforcement, and officials within the criminal justice system to condemn racism and injustice against people of color. 

We call upon our entire queer community to support justice and the eradication of racism in our society. As Angela Davis wrote, “In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be antiracist.” Below are some resources to take action now.

In solidarity, 

The SF Bay Area Queer Nightlife Fund Steering Committee

Petitions:

Petitions allow increased visibility of cases and put pressure on lawmakers and attorneys general to make immediate change, such as charging the officers involved and calling for the resignation of officials. 

Support Black Owned Businesses:

Black owned businesses are vital to their communities. Their financial strength gives them a voice and creates opportunities to financially impact those communities and their families. And they offer some really great things too! Take a look.

Donations: 

Donations are needed immediately in multiple areas including, but not limited to: bail funds (to aid in the release of protesters from police custody), memorial funds (to aid the families of the deceased), mutual aid funds (to increase access to healthcare and treatment for protesters), and community member funds.

Bail Funds: 

Memorial Funds:

Mutual Aid Funds:

Free therapy:

Community Members: 

The full list of funds is ever-evolving, and the most up-to-date list can be found here: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/#donate

Education:

Education, whether it be through literature, media, or podcasts, is a vital component of moving forward.

Online Resources:

Books: (buy locally when possible)

Articles:

Podcasts: 

Visual Media: 

  • American Son (Kenny Leon), available on Netflix
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins), available on Hulu
  • Selma (Ana DuVernay), available to rent on digital platforms
  • When They See Us (Ana DuVernay), available on Netflix
  • 13th (Ana DuVernay), available on Netflix

An extensive list of movies, podcasts, articles, and books can be found here: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/#educate

For Protesters:

A full list of protesting tips, covering both physical and digital bases, lists of lawyers, and advise on how to handle police interaction can be found here: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/#protesters

For Health:

For Voting: 

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