Social Justice

I am committed to social justice! 10% of my income is donated. By attending my classes you contribute. So far donations have been made to:

 

If you are able, please also consider donating to one or multiple of these organizations or finding an organization you believe in to donate.

Resources

Seeing White

John Biewen is the host and producer of a podcast called Scene on Radio. In his special 14-part series he dives deeply into how race and racism came into existence. Looking at where the idea of "whiteness" comes from and what that means. This podcast examines white supremacy, systemic inequality among races and the history of racism in this country. He hosts with an array of leading scholars and regular guest Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika. Listen to this podcast! As challenging as it may be to listen to, it is of the utmost importance to learn where racism came from so we can end it.

Me and White Supremacy

Author, global speaker and podcast host Layla F. Saad "leads readers through a journey of understanding their white privilege and participation in white supremacy, so that they can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on Black, Indigenous and People of Color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too." The book came out after her workbook where she encourages "people with white privilege to examine their racist thoughts and behaviors".

Guidelines for Being Strong White Allies

Paul Kivel is a writer, educator and activist who "envision a society where each person is valued regardless of gender, race, cultural background, sexual identity, ability or disability, or access to wealth." His website is FULL of rich information!

The #FREEDOMPAPERS Toolkit

Tyree Boyd-Pates is a "a museum curator, professor, writer, speaker, and activist who expounds on Black culture from a millennial vantage and mobilizes communities of color through journalism, social media, education, and history." His #FREEDOMPAPER Toolkit is full of amazing resources! The site is full of documents & resources (reading lists, articles, musical playlist, films, etc.) for you to educate yourselves and learn more.

Anti-Racism Daily

Check out what Nicole Cardoza has created! She is a yoga teacher, social entrepreneur and public speaker making wellness and yoga accessible to everyone. She has started "Anti-Racism Daily", a newsletter you can subscribe to keep "your anti-racism practice persistent and consistent". Nicole is committed to sharing with the world what she has learned with "clear and tactile" actions that you can bring into conversation at home, the office, on the mat, with friends. I feel very inspired by the work she's doing.

Article: a word for white people, in two parts

This is a very well written article by adrienne maree brown, who is a writer, podcaster, speaker, social justice & feminist activist. You can also listen to it in podcast form. Her work is engaging and informative.

Social Justice Organizations I Believe In

Anti-Racism Daily

As noted above

 

The Loveland Foundation

Created in 2018, they are "committed to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a particular focus on Black women and girls."  Their resources and initiatives prioritize opportunity, access, validation, and healing, with a goal to raise $600,000 to help black women and girls get access to mental health support."

Visit their site to learn more and donate.

Campaign Zero

"Over 1,000 people are killed by police every year in America. We are calling on local, state, and federal lawmakers to take immediate action to adopt data-driven policy solutions to end this violence and hold police accountable." Campaign Zero fights for legal action, laws, and legislation to change to stop police violence. This must end! Visit their site to learn more and donate.

 

Black Lives Matter

Founded in 2013 as a global organization whose "mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes." Their intention when they started was "a call to action in response to state-sanctioned violence and anti-Black racism." This organization was created by three inspiring black women, one who is based in the Bay Area. Visit their site to learn more and donate.

 

The Bail Project

People are being unlawfully arrested ALL the time and can't afford bail. The Bail Project is a "National Revolving Bail Fund is a critical tool to prevent incarceration and combat racial and economic disparities in the bail system." Their goal is to secure freedom for as many people as possible. Visit their site to learn more and donate.