18 June, 2020Print
Juneteenth 2020 Resources
We stand in solidarity with the black community and its artists and leaders fighting police violence and inequality, and we support the protesters bravely speaking out against police-perpetrated murders and systematic racism.
In honor of this year’s Juneteenth - the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States - Shore Fire’s staff has compiled this list of links and resources to help celebrate Juneteenth. These links include specific calls to action that highlight community enrichment in the arts, sciences, athletics, and more in black communities across the United States. Below you’ll find petitions, donation drives, articles, videos, and more. As our learning continues, we will update this list.
Action Items for Support
Voices to Follow & Content to Watch
This list of Black activists, writers, journalists, and more
Rachel Cargle, academic, writer, and lecturer
Akilah Hughes, host of What A Day podcast on Crooked Media
Jenna Wortham, co-host of Still Processing by The New York Times
Raquel Willis, Black queer transgender activist, writer and speaker
Alicia Garza, activist, co-creator of Black Lives Matter, founder of Black Futures Lab
Buy From Black-Owned Businesses:
Support Youth-oriented community organizations: Donations will go toward funding initiatives for educating Black and brown youth, such as programs for coding, activism camps, and providing books for schools.
Support Community enrichment organizations: Donations will go toward arts, technical, or other programs for Black and brown people.
Assata’s Daughters; Chicago, Illinois
Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha; Twin Cities, Minnesota
Twin Cities Recovery Project; Twin Cities, Minnesota
Black Feminist Project; New York City
Tournament Haus Ballroom Microgrants; Portland, Oregon; Tacoma and Seattle, Washington
BOOM Concepts; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 Hood; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Therapy & Wellness Services
Tips for Coping with Racial Trauma: A Holistic Toolkit for Coping With Racial Trauma
Inclusive Therapists: a site that hopes to make therapy seeking safer from micro-aggressions, prejudice, and language/financial barriers by linking marginalized populations with culturally responsive care.
Therapy for Black Girls: this space was developed to present mental health topics in a way that feels more accessible and relevant for first-time therapy seekers and to de-stigmatize therapy.
Therapy for Black Men: a directory to help Black men find a wide range of resources aimed at helping them in their search for a multiculturally-competent therapist.
Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness: an organization that believes they can sustain mental wellness through connecting to resources and supporting one another through building community, sharing information, and connecting Black women to quality mental wellness services.
Ethel's Club: An online community designed for people of color to thrive. Enjoy workshops, wellness sessions and live concerts from the comfort of home.
HealHaus: a membership that has combined diverse healing modalities and practitioners under one roof to provide people with an inclusive space focused on holistic health and wellness.