White supremacy and racism are serious problems in our society that affect us all. In addition to providing a space for conversation, The Dismantle Collective desires to be a starting point for white allies to do the work and engage in analysis, education, and action on anti-racism. The following documents may be used as tools to educate yourself, your peers, employees, committees, etc.
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The White Ally Toolkit helps white anti-racism allies do their part in the fight against racism. They empower and equip them with the R.A.C.E. Method, a unique dialogic approach designed from best practices of non-violent communication (listening, storytelling, and compassion) and the neuroscience of persuasion. They are working to help move the racism needle in America.
This video is a virtual report-back from directly impacted peoples, at the margins of the current Human Rights Council’s 47th session (#HRC47), regarding Resolution 43/1 on the Promotion and Protection of the Human Rights of Africans/People of African Descent against Excessive Use of Force. These testimonies confirm that structural racism in law enforcement goes beyond policing, that death by incarceration is part of the US brand of racist state violence as devastating to families and communities as the unchecked police murders of our men, women, children.
Black People Against Police Torture: The Importance of Building a People-Centered Human Rights Movement
On May 6, 2015, the Chicago City Council adopted legislation that formally sought to repair the damage wrought by a decades-long pattern of police torture. After months of careful negotiations between City Hall and the advocates for torture survivors, the council unanimously passed a package of laws providing for both financial and nonfinancial compensation, or reparations, for torture survivors and their families.
Drawing on the successful passage of this reparations legislation, this chapter identifies the intervention of the grassroots group Black People Against Police Torture (BPAPT) as pivotal in overcoming entrenched pro–law enforcement opposition to demands for accountability and redress. In particular, this article argues that the crucial contribution of BPAPT was its adoption of a strategic approach to international human rights law and institutions that prompted subsequent breakthroughs at the local, state, and federal level.
Mothers Against Police Brutality (MAPB) is the voice for justice for victims of police brutality and deadly force. They are a multi-racial, multi-ethnic coalition uniting mothers nationwide to fight for civil rights, police accountability, and policy reform.
Dontcallthepolice.com is a national database of community-based alternatives to calling the police or 911, broken down by city. They provide emergency and crisis resources in the areas of housing, mental health, LGBTQ+, domestic violence & sexual assault, elders, substance abuse, and resources for victims of crime. This resource was created to ensure that people who need help know that they have non-violent options available to them. Dontcallthepolice.com accepts and welcomes community submissions!
Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary (BAMN)
BAMN leads mass actions and builds the new integrated, independent youth-led Civil Rights/Immigrant Rights Movement. Their student and youth-led movements in California and elsewhere are in the forefront of leading the struggles to win immigrant rights, to stop the attacks on public education from Pre-K to college and to restore affirmative action programs so that Latina/o,…
The Workers Center for Racial Justice is a grassroots organization fighting for Black Liberation and a fair and inclusive society that benefits all people. They organize Black workers and their families to address the root causes of high rates of unemployment, low-wage work and over-criminalization impacting Black communities. They focus on direct action organizing, policy advocacy,…
The Radical Database is a growing list of petitions, fundraisers, legal help/aid, Food & Medicine assistance, reading lists to petitions, career help to mental health resources, and more. There’s something for everyone. No matter what, you’ll find what you’re looking for. It’s free, so no excuses. This website was created by Angelina Ruiz, an artist,…