#BlackLivesMatter, PERIOD.

The Board of San Francisco Women’s Political Committee stands with those who are protesting here at home and across the nation. We affirm that #BlackLivesMatter and raise our voices in support of the demonstrations in response to the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others, as well as the institutionalized racism and discrimination baked into our collective history, culture, society, and policies. 

Rest in Power, Beautiful #blacklivesmatter from BLM Global Network on Vimeo.

 

In the wake of the viral videos from last week, as well as the overwhelmingly disproportionate impact that COVID has had on communities of color, it is more important than ever for white allies to speak out and be anti-racist. It is also essential that white allies listen and are prepared to do the work necessary for allyship now – but also when the news and cameras have moved on.  

The SFWPC Board has worked together to collect a number of resources to support impacted communities, and for all allies to enable better self education, understanding, and action. We’ve also collected a number of resources exclusively for communities of color to enable and better create safe spaces.  

SFWPC is committed to working against injustice and towards an anti-racist future.

Safe Spaces and Resources for POC Folks

Anti-Racist Literature (we encourage you to get these from the library or buy these from your local bookstore or independent bookseller)

  • White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, By Robin DiAngelo
  • How to Be an Antiracist, By Ibram X. Kendi
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, By Michelle Alexander
  • Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor, By Layla Saad
  • When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir, By Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele
  • Citizen: An American Lyric, By Claudia Rankine
  • Other Collections of Anti-Racist Works: SURJ Bay Area, Trident Bookstores, The Bookshop


Opportunities to Support the BLM Movement with your Money


Learning Opportunities through Film 

  • Selma, Ava DuVerynay
  • 13th, Ava DuVernay
  • When They See Us, Ava DuVernay
  • Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson
  • The Powerbroker

Help with a clean-up effort


Better Allyship & Confronting Racism

How to talk to kids about race 

In solidarity and action,

San Francisco Women’s Political Committee

Board of Directors

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