Resources

Resources

As we mourn the death of George Floyd and condemn police violence against black people, we have compiled resources that have been shared by many organizations around campus including UNC Executive Branch, Campus Y, Black Congress, and the Office for Diversity & Inclusion.

UNC Departments

Counseling and Psychological Services: https://caps.unc.edu/ 

Student Wellness: https://studentwellness.unc.edu/ 

Diversity & Inclusion Anti-Racism Resources: https://diversity.unc.edu/yourvoicematters/anti-racism-resources/

 

Bail Funds:

Louisville Community Bail Fund: https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/louisville-community-bail-fund/

North Carolina Community Bail Fund of Durham: https://www.nccbailfund.org/

Take Action Chapel Hill: https://www.takeactionch.com/

National Bail Out: http://nationalbailout.org/

The Bail Project: https://bailproject.org/

Community Justice Exchange’s Bail Funds by State: https://www.communityjusticeexchange.org/nbfn-directory

Bail Funds by City: https://tinyurl.com/bailfundslink

 

Donations:

Reclaim the Block: https://www.reclaimtheblock.org/home

Black Visions Collective: https://www.blackvisionsmn.org/

North Star Collective: https://www.northstarhealthcollective.org/

The Legal Rights Center: https://www.legalrightscenter.org/

Communities United Against Police Brutality: https://www.cuapb.org/

Black Lives Matter: https://blacklivesmatter.com/

NAACP Legal Defense Fund: https://www.naacpldf.org/

Know Your Rights Camp: https://www.knowyourrightscamp.com/

 

Go Fund Me:

Ahmaud Arbery (I Run with Maud): https://tinyurl.com/maudGFM

George Floyd: https://tinyurl.com/georgefloydGFM

Tony McDade: https://tinyurl.com/tonymcdadeGFM

 

Petitions:

Text “FLOYD” to 55156 or sign the petition here: #JusticeforFloyd

Text “ENOUGH” to 55156: demand justice for Breonna Taylor

Text “JUSTICE” to 55156: demand DA George Barnhill and Jackie Johnson are removed from their office in GA

Justice for George Floyd: https://www.change.org/p/mayor-jacob-frey-justice-for-george-floyd

Justice for Breonna Taylor: https://www.change.org/p/andy-beshear-justice-for-breonna-taylor

Justice for Ahmaud Aubrey: https://tinyurl.com/ahmaudpetition

Justice for Tony McDade: https://www.change.org/p/black-lives-matter-activists-justice-for-tony-mcdade

Justice for Sean Reed: https://www.change.org/p/mayor-joe-hogsett-justice-for-sean-reed

 

Speak Up:

To demand release of protestors/prosecution of all officers involved: 

County Attorney Mike Freeman (612-348-5550)

Mayor Frey (612-673-2100) 

Minneapolis City Attorney’s office (612-673-3000) 

 

Statements from Other Campus Organizations:

Black Congress: https://www.instagram.com/p/CAxu4R6A26S/

Black Student Movement: http://www.uncbsm.com/statement

Campus Y: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aSoKLqed5t6ICK-h3IF9PphIa6od0Tl0DCAjONWo-lY/edit

Carolina Association of Black Journalists: https://www.instagram.com/p/CA3B9i5gf0_/

Carribean Student Organization: https://www.instagram.com/p/CAy8NgfgS3x/

CUAB: https://www.instagram.com/p/CA1eYXNAxAm/

Sangam: https://www.instagram.com/p/CA0WNe4Ff1h/

The Bridge: https://www.instagram.com/p/CA1Urusl_3H/

 

Political Education: 

“Afro Pessimism: An Introduction” Frank Wilderson III

“Are Prisons Obsolete?” Angela Y. Davis

“Black Feminist Thought” Patricia Hill Collins

“Concerning Violence” film, 2014

“Feminist Theory: From Margin” to Center Bell Hooks

“Scenes of Subjection” Saidiya Hartman

“Sojourning for Black Women, American Communism and the Making of the Black Left Feminism” Erik McDuffie

 

Masterlist of Additional Resources and Information:

tinyurl.com/blmforever

 

UNC Experts

Kenneth Andrews

Kenneth Andrews chairs the sociology department at UNC-Chapel Hill and has expertise in social movements and race and ethnicity. He can discuss how social movements grow and spread, the tactics and strategies that activists use, and the influence of movements on political and social change. Andrews can also discuss the impact of local protests in a wider, national movement. 

Frank Baumgartner

A professor of political science, Frank Baumgartner is known for his research on racial dynamics in the criminal justice system. His most recent work examines statistics of racial disparities in a range of criminal justice outcomes spanning those from routine traffic stops to arrests, prison terms, and the death penalty. He can discuss issues of race, alienation, and policing.

QUOTE: “Since the founding of the Republic, white and black Americans have had diametrically opposed experiences with police and criminal justice. Today's protests reflect these differences as well as the increased understanding among many white Americans of these disparities. Policing makes us all safer when we trust the police. When large segments of the population lose their trust in the police, we all suffer.” 

William Sturkey

Assistant Professor William Sturkey is a historian with expertise in the history of race in the American South. Sturkey can provide historical context to the evolution of racial history in the South and discuss how events in modern American history have paved a way to current protests and social movements. 

Rick Su

Rick Su is a professor of law at the UNC School of Law. He is available to talk about the intersection of state and federal laws as they pertain to policing. He can also discuss what is enforceable, city governance in general, and municipal efforts toward police reform.

QUOTE: “I believe any solution to the racial impact of policing requires coordinated efforts between local, state, and federal officials, and I am concerned about the breakdown of those relationships in recent years.”

David Alain Wohl

David Alain Wohl is an infectious disease expert at the UNC School of Medicine. He researches viral infections and can discuss the risk of coronavirus infection as groups gather in large demonstrations.  

Articles and Books 

Dirty diversity: A practical guide to foster an equitable and inclusive workplace for all

If You are More Outraged by the Destruction of Property than the Destruction of Black Lives, Your Outrage is Misplaced: A Guide for White People Who Need Help Processing the Protests

How to Manage When Things Are Not Okay (And Haven’t Been For Centuries) - The Management Center

Maintaining Professionalism In The Age of Black Death Is….A Lot

Silence is not an option

4 Steps That I and Other White People Can Take to Fight Racism

You Asked, I Answered: 7 Difficult Questions About Racism