The devastating events that have unfolded over the last week have again reminded the world of ugly truths underpinning our society, truths that some of us deal with every single day. We stand against racial injustice in all forms, and we are committed to driving and sustaining real change in our communities. 

In addition to donating to organizations like the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and we are matching employee donations to others fighting this injustice. We are also encouraging our employees nationwide to use any volunteer paid time off for much-needed activism in their local communities. The most important thing we are working on right now is educating ourselves as much as we possibly can. We’ve listed resources here so we can learn, donate, sign, engage, vote, watch, and listen together. We will continue to update this list as we learn more. 

We don’t have all the answers, but we want to be part of the solution. If you have suggestions for how we can best serve you and your community, you can leave a comment on this post or email us at ourcommunity@shopkeep.com. Your input is highly valued. We recognize that this is an ongoing process and the fight for justice and equality is far from over. ShopKeep is fully dedicated to growing and evolving through what we learn in order to drive impactful change. 

START HERE

Why Is Saying “All Lives Matter” So Controversial?

Why You Need to Stop Saying All Lives Matter

The Early History of the Black Lives Matter Movement

Why Is This Happening?

What Are Microaggressions?

‘We know how to be racist. We know how to pretend to be not racist. Now let’s know how to be antiracist.’

How to Be Actively Antiracist

How to Talk to Your Family About Racism

10 Actions You Can Take to Promote Racial Justice

Guide to Racial Gaslighting

Virtual Protesting 101

Why Some Black Lives Matter Supporters Are Upset About Those Black Squares on Instagram

DONATE HERE

Bail Project

Black Visions Collective

Campaign Zero

George Floyd Memorial Fund

North Star Health Collective

Brooklyn Community Bail Fund *update: no longer accepting funds as of June 8

Reclaim the Block *update: no longer accepting funds as of June 8

Black Mama’s Bail Outs

National Bail Fund Network

Women for Political Change

Unicorn Riot

Split Your Donation 70+ Ways

update: no longer accepting funds as of June 8

SIGN HERE

Justice for George Floyd

Justice for George Floyd – Amnesty International

Charge the Officers – Change.org

Colors of Change

Stand with Breonna

Justice for Bre

Justice for Ahmaud Arbery

Community-Led Solutions for Minneapolis

SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS TO FOLLOW

@blklivesmatter

@civilrightsorg

@ckyourprivilege

@colorofchange

@eji_org

@ethelsclub

@naacp

@privtoprog

@reclaimtheblock

@rachel.cargle

@roxanegay74

@showingupforracialjustice

@thegreatunlearn

@unitedwedream

ELECTIONS COMING UP

If you’re on a desktop computer, press the “Control” and “F” keys at the same time to search for your state (if using a Mac, press “Command” and “F”).

Presidential Primaries

June 9: Georgia, West Virginia

June 23: Kentucky, New York

July 7: Delaware, New Jersey

July 11: Louisiana

Aug 11: Connecticut

State Primaries

June 9:  Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina, West Virginia

June 23: Virginia

June 30: Colorado. Utah, Oklahoma

July 7: New Jersey

July 14: Maine

August 4: Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri. Washington

Aug 6: Tennessee

Aug 8: Hawaii

Aug 11: Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont, Wisconsin

Aug 18: Alaska, Florida, Wyoming

Sep 1: Massachusetts

Sep 8: New Hampshire, Rhode Island

Sep 15: Delaware

Nov 3: Louisiana

 

WHAT TO READ

You can order these titles from the black-owned bookstores listed here: https://travelnoire.com/50-in-50-black-owned-bookstores

An African American and Latinx History of the United States

Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own

Between the World and Me

Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration

Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland

Freedom is a Constant Struggle

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America

Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago’s South Side

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot

How to Be an Antiracist

How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

Killing the Black Body

Locking Up Our own: Crime and Punishment in Black America

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World and Become a Good Ancestor

Men We Reaped

One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying our Democracy

Open Season: Legalized Genocide of Colored People

Overcoming Everyday Racism: Building Resilience and Wellbeing in the Face of Discrimination and Microaggressions

Race After Technology

Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership

Sister Outsider

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning

Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow

Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family

The Bluest Eye

The Book is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban AMerica, with a New Preface

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

The Omni-Americans: Some Alternatives to the Folklore of White Supremacy

The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

They Can’t Kill Us All: The Story of the Struggle for Black Lives

Until We Reckon: Violence, Mass Incarceration, and a Road to Repair

We Keep Us Safe” Building Secure, Just, and Inclusive Communities

We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide

White Tears/Brown Scars

Books for Ages 0 – 4

AntiRacist Baby

All Are Welcome

A is for Activist

Last Stop on Market Street

Let’s Talk About Race

We’re Different, We’re the Same

Books for Ages 5 – 8

Hidden Figures

Island Born 

Let It Shine

The Other Side

The Story of Ruby Bridges

We March

Books for Ages 9 – 12

Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker

Rosa

We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March

Books for Teens and Young Adults

All-American Boys

March: Book One

The Hate U Give

The Rock and The River

To Kill a Mockingbird

WHAT TO WATCH

13th (Netflix)

Atlanta (on demand)

Black Feminism & the Movement for Black Lives: Barbara Smith, Reina Gossett, Charlene Carruthers (YouTube)

Clemency (on demand)

Do The Right Thing (on demand)

Fruitvale Situation (on demand)

“How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion” (YouTube)

Journey to Justice (on demand)

Selma (on demand)

Stay Woke (on demand)

Strong Island (Netflix)

The Good Fight (on demand)

The Hate U Give (Hulu)

When They See Us (Netflix)

Whose Streets? (Hulu)

 

WHAT TO LISTEN TO

1619

About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge

Code Switch

Come Through with Rebecca Carroll

Intersectionality Matters!

Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast

Pod for the Cause

Pod Save the People

Seeing White

The Echo Chamber

The United States of Anxiety