Racial Trauma and Anti-Racism ResourcesJune 22, 2020
Systemic and ongoing racism, leading to the loss of lives of so many people of color across America—especially members of the black community—has caused significant trauma. Legal Aid at Work has compiled this list of resources below to support those trying to cope with these and other difficult stressors and combat structural racism.
In addition, our statement on the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many others can be found here.
Resources for Support and Self-Care
- Free community care resource for people of color, community organizers, activists and others supporting frontline communities available from TRACC4 Movements. You can access free, trauma-informed crisis mental healthcare and peer support here.
- African-American Mental Health Providers
- Coming to the Table
Resources to Get Informed about Racism and Police Violence
- Equal Justice Initiative—Tragic Death of George Floyd Reveals Continuing Problem of Police Violence
- Campaign Zero: Data and research policy solutions communities can put into place to end police violence
- Catalyst Project: 15 Ways to Strengthen Anti-Racist Practice
- The National Museum of African American History and Culture—Talking About Race: An online portal to help families, individuals, and communities talk about racism and commit to being antiracist.
Resources to Get Informed about the Far-Reaching Effects of Racial Trauma
- Working collectively for Black workers, Los Angeles Black Workers Center
- Improving institutional policies and systems that impact the reproductive life of marginalized communities, Sistersong
- Advocating and shifting culture for Black maternal health, rights and justice, Black Mamas Matter Alliance
- Examining and improving black disabled identity and culture through the lenses of ableism and racism, National Black Disability Coalition
Organizations to Follow
- Black Visions Collective
- Movement for Black Lives
- National Black Justice Coalition
- The Loveland Foundation
- Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
- NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
Resources for Preventing and Addressing Police Abuse
- Sign the petition for Louisville to take actions in response to Breonna Taylor’s death, including banning no-knock warrants
- ACLU Fighting Police Abuse Community Action Manual
- National Police Accountability Project
- Center for Police Equity