Part of being an ally is educating ourselves and our families on the history of systemic racism and the context surrounding recent protests. The links below can help you find resources to support you, acknowledging that we each come to these conversations from our own lived experience.
- General anti-racism resources, including tools for raising anti-racist kids
- How the Non-Black Latinx Community Can Demand Racial Justice
- Resources for Having Conversations with Spanish speaking folks about Anti-Blackness
- Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit
- MuslimARC’s toolkit for non-Black Muslims about #BlackLivesMatter
- 31 Children's books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance
- Accomplices Not Allies: Abolishing the Ally Industrial Complex from Indigenous Action
- 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
- 30-Day Challenge to help white people explore how being white shaped their experience
There are many ways to support Black communities, and protesting is a way of showing up on the frontlines for the community. Whether you are organizing or attending a protest, here are some resources to keep you informed on your rights and tips for protesting.
Silence = Violence. Taking action looks different for everyone. Here are several ways you can show your support:
- Demand justice for Breonna Taylor
- Demand justice for Tony McDade
- Reach out to your elected officials about racial injustice
- Commit to educate yourself. Whether you prefer to watch something, read, or listen – here’s a great place to start.
We share some of the actions we’ve already taken not to pat ourselves on the back but to hold ourselves accountable to our supporters and the communities we serve.
- Allocated $93,000 to Black-led organizations across our three-county region doing a variety of work from housing to criminal justice reform to services for Black gay men.
- We’ve changed our new-hire materials to address the history of racism in sexual and reproductive health care and Planned Parenthood’s past and give new staff tools for responding effectively.
- All staff are completing interactive training on unconscious bias: what it is plus how to recognize and address it in ourselves
- We have committed resources to support our important DEI work, including two full-time staff, a 12-person DEI Council that meets monthly to guide our work, and Employee Resource Groups open to all staff.
- We started an in-depth health equity project to identify any disparities in access, outcomes and experience among our patients based on race, age and sexual orientation.
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