by Hanna Carney //
It can be hard to keep up with everything going on in the world–especially now, and especially as a full time student. Here is a list of compiled resources for readers to self-educate and support feminist issues and BIPOC communities.
Ways to Donate
- 68 Ways to Donate in Support of Asian Communities
- Stop AAPI Hate
- The Daunte Wright Sr. Memorial Fund
- Indianapolis FedEx Facility Family Support Fund
- Support the APPI Community Fund
- Navajo & Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund
- Minnesota Freedom Fund
- National Bail Fund Network
- Central Ohio Freedom Fund
- Detroit Justice Center
- How to help India during its COVID surge–12 places you can donate
Petitions to sign
- Black Lives Matter petitions on Change.org
- Change Minnesota Sexual Assault Laws
- End Hate Crimes Against Asian Amerians
- A Call For an End To Violence Against Black People and Law Enforcement Officers
Breonna Taylor Petitions
- Breonna Taylor- moveon.org
- Breonna Taylor- colorofchange.org
- Breonna Taylor- justiceforbreonna.org
- Breonna Taylor- change.org
- Breonna Taylor- thepetitionsite.com
Ways to Self-Educate: Reading Material
21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act by Bob Joseph
As written in the book summary, “Joseph examines how Indigenous Peoples can return to self-government, self-determination, and self-reliance–and why doing so would result in a better country for every Canadian. He dissects the complex issues around the Indian Act, and demonstrates why learning about its cruel and irrevocable legacy is vital for the country to move toward true reconciliation.”
Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall
In her book, Kendall examines intersectional feminism and the ways mainstream feminists have failed to account for issues such as food insecurity, access to quality education and medical care, etc.
Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad
Based on the original workbook with the same title, Me and White Supremacy helps readers understand their white privilege and engagement in white supremacy.
Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Hong
As is written in Amazon’s summary, “Poet and essayist Cathy Park Hong fearlessly and provocatively blends memoir, cultural criticism, and history to expose fresh truths about racialized consciousness in America. Part memoir and part cultural criticism, this collection is vulnerable, humorous, and provocative—and its relentless and riveting pursuit of vital questions around family and friendship, art and politics, identity and individuality, will change the way you think about our world.”
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
Founder of the Antiracism Research and Policy Center. Explains why it is necessary to be actively against racism–neutrality only exacerbates problems in our racist society.
One Person, No Vote by Carol Anderson
Touches on gerrymandering, voter suppression, and racial discrimination during elections .
- How to Help India Amid the Covid Crisis
- 68 Ways to Donate in Support of Asian communities
- The Politics Behind India’s Covid Crisis
- From India, Brazil and Beyond: Pandemic Refugees at the Border
- A Minnesota man can’t be charged with felony rape because the woman chose to drink beforehand, court rules
A podcast that focuses on blackness, race, and American identity.
Made by the New York Times. A good way to keep up with world events if you’re too busy to sit down and read or watch the news
Code Switch NPR
Journalists of color have conversations about race and how it impacts different parts of society
Black Girl in Om
Guided meditation for Black women to practice self-reflection and self-care.
Mental Health Resources
See above description.
Yin Li is a licensed therapist that began Asians Do Therapy in the hopes of acknowledging Asian people’s experience in therapy and encouraging more Asians and Asian Americans to seek therapy if they need it.
One Sky Center is a resource center for American Indian and Alaska Native education, research, and health. This organization hopes to qualify health care across Indian Country.
As stated on their website, “BEAM is a national training, movement building and grant making organization dedicated to the healing, wellness and liberation of Black and marginalized communities.”
Founded by Gabby Frost, this non-profit works to prevent suicide by pairing people with a buddy to help them through loneliness and isolation.