Solidarity

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Organizing toolkits​

The Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit represents the work and thinking of 15 grassroots organizations with Asian American bases living in the most precarious margins of power. It reflects their experiences with criminalization, deportation, homophobia, xenophobia and Islamo-racism, war, gender violence, poverty, and worker exploitation. The toolkit is broken up into three parts: racial justice trainings, organizations in racial justice movement moments, and resources. 

Southerners on New Ground offers a list of principles on Being an Ally/Building Solidarity and outlines how to be an accountable ally and understand how to support people who experience different forms of oppression and different realities than our own. A must-read in order to discuss among ourselves if we want to build a broad-based movement for justice and liberation across many different communities. 

Tribal Equity Toolkit 2.0: Tribal Resolutions and Codes to Support Two Spirit & LGBT Justice in Indian Country is a collaboration between Native American Program of Legal Aid Services of Oregon, the Indigenous Ways of Knowing Program at Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling, the Western States Center, the Pride Foundation, and Basic Rights Oregon. 

 

ARTICLES TO BUILD YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF CROSSRACIAL SOLIDARITY​

From Silos to Solidarity: Learning from 2017’s Resistance Movements by Deepa Iyer

As we begin another year of resistance, what can 2017's movements teach us about solidarity practices? Originally published on Medium in January 2018.

A Herstory of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement by Alicia Garza​ 

Learn about the true story of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement by co-founder Alicia Garza, the importance of recognizing opportunities to stand in solidarity with #BLM, and to investigate how anti-Black racism is perpetuated in our own communities. Originally published on the Feminist Wire ​​​​​in October 2014.

The Importance of Asian Americans? It’s Not What You think by CHANGELAB

Asian Americans are the model minority, but this cannot erase the fact that "Asian American" began as a political identity born from the Civil Rights, Black Power, and antiwar movements. It is both a rejection of racist labels and a fundamental commitment to interracial solidarity. Originally published on CHANGELAB in April 2013.

The Police Are Killing One Group at a Staggering Rate, and Nobody Is Talking About It by Zak Cheney Rice​​

Native Americans are killed at almost the same rates as black Americans by law enforcement, but their struggles are largely ignored by mainstream media. Read on to learn how black and native lives are intertwined. Originally published on mic.com in February 2015.

I Am Muslim and I Am Black Lives Matter by Linda Sarsour

Sarsour writes how existing as Black and/or Muslim in America is an act of courage and why she has committed herself wholeheartedly to #BlackLivesMatter. Originally published on The Huffington Post in July 2015.

The New Face of Solidarity by Deepa Iyer

Read about the foundations of the #SolidarityIs Campaign, which seeks to support and catalyze multiracial solidarity amid rising racial anxiety over changing demographics, virulent antiblack racism, the erosion of basic civil rights, and a heightened backlash against immigrants, Muslims, and those perceived to be Muslims. Originally published in the Open Society Foundation’s blog in August 2016.

Why Asian-Pacific Islanders Care About Incarceration by Anoop Prasad

Southeast Asians and Pacific Islanders are disproportionately incarcerated and deported because of laws passed during the incarceration booms of the 1980s and 1990s targeting Black communities. If we want to be free, we must address where this all began. Originally published on Medium in August 2016.