Rise Up: A Beginner’s Guide to Social Justice


Books to check out:

An Indigenous People’s History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
How the Irish Became White by Noel Ignatiev
Race in North America by Audrey Smedley and Brian D. Smedley
Slavery by Another Name by Douglas A. Blackmon
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis
Open Veins of Latin America by Eduardo Galeano
Confessions of an Economic Hitman by John Perkins
Overthrow by Stephen Kinzer
Lakota Woman by Mary Crow Dog
This Bridge Called My Back collection edited by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa
Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins
Medical Apartheid by Harriet A. Washington
Killing the Black Body by Dorothy Roberts
Colonize This!: Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism by Daisy Hernandez
Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Undoing Gender by Judith Butler
Black Queer Studies: A Critical Anthology edited by E. Patrick Johnson and Mae G. Henderson
Redefining Realness by Janet Mock
Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur
A Taste of Power by Elaine Brown
Freedom is a Constant Struggle by Angela Davis

Organizations and people you can support financially right now and get involved with:

Hashtags like #TransCrowdFund and #GiveYourMoneyToWomen are full of people in need of resources. What better way to make an impact than by giving financial support to people directly?

Planned Parenthood

Black Alliance for Just Immigration

Immigrant Legal Resource Center

The Southern Poverty Law Center

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

National Center for Transgender Equality

Some angel on the Internet created a state-by-state list of Feminist, LGBTQIA, Race/Gender Inclusive, Progressive Volunteer Opportunities and Organizations

Color of Change

The Opportunity Agenda

Earth Justice

Black Women’s Blueprint

United Muslim Relief

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