Ranging from the routine harassment of minority students in an affluent Brooklyn neighborhood to the killings and protests in Staten Island and Ferguson, Missouri, PROFILED bears witness to the violence that remains an everyday reality for Black and Latin people in this country. Moving interviews with victims’ family members are juxtaposed with sharply etched analyses by an evolutionary biologist and civil rights lawyer.
Ferguson Syllabus (Click Here)
Frank Roberts’ Black Lives Matter Syllabus (Click Here)
Black Lives Don’t Matter Syllabus (Click Here)
Black Lives Matter: A Reading List (Click Here)
Located below is a non-exhaustive list of organizations that work for progressive change in Texas. These groups work for change at local and/or national levels.
Dallas SURJ (http://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/): SURJ IS A NATIONAL NETWORK OF GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS ORGANIZING WHITE PEOPLE FOR RACIAL JUSTICE.
Through community organizing, mobilizing and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability.
Mothers Against Police Brutality (http://mothersagainstpolicebrutality.org/): MAPB is the new voice for justice for victims of police brutality and deadly force. We are multi-racial, multi-ethnic coalition uniting mothers nationwide to fight for civil rights, police accountability, and policy reform.
Black Lives Matter (http://blacklivesmatter.com/): #BlackLivesMatter was created in 2012 after Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted for his crime, and dead 17-year old Trayvon was posthumously placed on trial for his own murder. Rooted in the experiences of Black people in this country who actively resist our dehumanization, #BlackLivesMatter is a call to action and a response to the virulent anti-Black racism that permeates our society.Black Lives Matter is a unique contribution that goes beyond extrajudicial killings of Black people by police and vigilantes.
Start Guide List of Social Justice Organizations (http://www.startguide.org/orgs/orgs06.html): START is a process that enables a small group of people to better understand what is wrong with our world, develop a vision of a better society, and figure out effective strategies for moving from here to there. The “Leading Organizations” page lists the names and brief descriptions of approximately 500 leading organizations in the United States working for progressive change on a national level, grouped into categories that roughly describe the main focus of their work, with links to their websites.