Do the work.
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
As a citizen of the United States, I am holding myself accountable for systematically relearning the realities of this country's history. I am in active pursuit of identifying my inherent prejudices and racism and working to dismantle them for the betterment of so many people who deserve far more than the system we built. This page is dedicated to the resources and perspectives I have acquired, and different ways that we can all seek justice in a way that is accessible for each of us. This page will be a constant work in progress, if you come across a resource you would like to see added here please email me.
Black Futures Collective
The Black Futures Collective is a local group who's mission is to support and enrich the lives of the Black community who call San Antonio home. They provide bail funds to Black folks who have been arrested during protesting or are otherwise the victims of injustice at the hands of the police. Donations go to several different relief funds that provide rest essentials for Black folks, funds for Black folks seeking therapy, fund mutual aid campaigns, microgrants, and acquire protest/direct action essentials in line with BFC values and the best interest of the Black Community.
Are you registered to vote?
If you are able to vote, it is your responsibility as an ally to humanity to exercise this right for the good of those less privileged than yourself.
Click the link below to learn how to register to vote, check your registration status, and get updates on important deadlines for local, state, and federal elections.
'The Great Unlearn' by Rachel Cargle
[The Great Unlearn is a] monthly self paced, self priced learning collective, committed to celebrating and highlighting the genius of academics of colour.
In her own words Rachel Elizabeth Cargle is a "writer, lecturer, academic, and activist" for social justice. Her work is largely directed at providing space for the current and long standing struggles that come with being a Black American, and her donation-based program, "The Great Unlearn" is an invaluable tool in the pursuit of every day justice. Systematically relearning history that the public education system fails to truthfully address is an enormous task and this program provides tools to help you identify and dismantle your own internalized prejudices. Throughout the process Rachel provides a wealth of knowledge and perspectives directly from the Black community, and uses real world examples to make your next steps towards impactful change clear. Additionally, the self-paced, donation-based nature of the program makes it accessible to many.
Black Freedom Factory offers City departments and offices, community and industry leaders, and organizations to identify the effects of racial inequity, while outlining a path to cultivating equitable culture.
In short, Black Freedom Factory is committed to providing opportunities for Black folks right here at home. Additionally, BFF provides resources and guidance for allies to invest in, support, and tangibly benefit our neighbors and their families in the pursuit of a more just and equal future for our children.
The Charles Roundtree Bloom Project
'The CR Bloom Project is an outdoor healing justice program for youth of incarcerated parents in Yanawana and San Antonio, Texas.'
The CR Bloom Project is yet another local program here in San Antonio aimed specifically at providing healing in the form of outdoor activities and education for children and youth affected by incarceration of parents, guardians, or other relatives. They focus on supporting, educating, and healing for family members of those serving time, which BIPOC make up 66% of in the state of Texas.
Partnership with Native Americans
Partnership With Native Americans is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to championing hope for a brighter future for Native Americans living on remote, isolated and impoverished reservations. Collaborating for nearly 30 years with our reservation partners, we provide consistent aid and services for Native Americans with the highest need in the U.S.
Thrive Youth Center's mission is to provide a safe, effective, and supportive center for homeless LGBTQ youth, so they may become productive, skilled, educated, and successful adults with the ability, opportunity, and possibility of achieving their dreams.
LGBTQIA+ folx, particularly transgendered youth, are some of the most vulnerable members of our community. Thrive aims to help support young people brave enough to live as their authentic selves. Visit their website below to find out how you can help.