Black Lives Matter Interdisciplinary Resources

Progressive Connexions stands in solidarity with Black people in the US and worldwide, who have suffered hundreds of years of institutionalized racism, policing and incarceration, hatred, brutality, and silencing. We are committed to using our platforms to share resources and educational materials about the long history of anti-Blackness.

If you have written or would like to recommend resources on racism, anti-Blackness, police brutality, or police abolition, either in the US or worldwide, send them to any of the Progressive Connexions social media platforms. We will repost/retweet them on social media, and add them to this resource repository.

Direct Action

Donate to the Black Lives Matter Foundation

Donate to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice

Donate to United Negro College Fund

Black-Led LGBTQ Organizations Seeking Donations

Black-Led Trans Organizations

Anti-Surveillance Guide for Protestors

5 Ways Businesses Can Take Action to Reduce Environmental Racism


Black Lives Matter Globally

Mauritian Black Lives Matter: Anti-Racism Resources from Mauritius

Resources from Around the Globe

Anti-Racism Resources from Australia and Beyond

Reading List About British Racism

Read Our Words: An Anti-Racist Reading List for New Zealanders

Black Lives Matter Intersectionally

When White Women Cry: How White Women’s Tears Oppress Women of Color 

Marsha P. Johnson Institute

Unerased: Counting Black Trans Lives

Books by Black Intersex Authors

Police Abolition

Alternatives to the Police: Steps towards Self-Sufficient Communities

Creative Interventions Toolkit: A Practical Guide to Stop Interpersonal Violence

An Introduction to Police Abolition

What Does it Mean to Abolish The Police?

Black Health Matters

Black Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Issues Facing the Black Community

Black Lives Matter, Substance Abuse, and Addiction Recovery in the United States

Public Health Resources for Understanding Environmental Racism

Reframing, Un/Learning, and Effective Allyship

Things that Get in the Way of Being an Effective Ally

Racism, Whiteness, and Burnout in Antiracism Movements

Educational Resources on Racism

Antiracist Reads for Everyone

Justice in June, daily 10- to 45-minute resources

Anti-Racist Resource Guide

10 Documentaries to Watch About Race Instead of Asking a Person of Colour to Explain Things For You

An Essential Anti-Racist Reading List

“No Reader is Too Young to Start”: Anti-Racist Books for All Children and Teens

Anti-Racism Reading Lists: Starter Kit, Intermediate Kit, Topic Specifics, Biographies & Personal Narratives, Black feminism, Black LGBTQ+, Black-Centred Fiction

Guide to African American Literature

28 Essential Books about Race and Racism

Nine Books to Help You Understand and Dismantle Racism

Black History Month Reading List for Asian Americans

Open course from Yale: African American History from Emancipation to the Present

Anti-Racism Resources for White People

Racial Trauma in Film: How Viewers Can Address Re-Traumatization

Immigration Syllabus

“Learn from Public Syllabi” on Anti Racism Daily

Resources for Educators

Anti-Racist Lesson Plans and Resources for Educators

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood… and the Rest of Y’All Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education by Christopher Emdin

Teaching While White (podcast)

Longer-Term Advice for White Educators

How Higher Ed Can Fight Racism: “Speak Up When It’s Hard”

How to be a White Ally at a Predominantly White Institution

Young, Black & Lit