Black Lives Matter,

including in academia.

The first step that we can take to dismantle racist systems is to educate ourselves and have uncomfortable conversations about race.  WiP hosts weekly discussions on direct actions that we can take to improve the equity and inclusion of the Department of Physics.

UA Campus Resources

 

CAPS: UA Counseling and Psych Services

Student Wellness: Provides Life Management Counseling

African American Student Affairs: Organization dedicated to support of black students

African American LGBTQ Resources

Tucson Community Resources

 

BLM Tucson

Tucson Second Chance


 

Physics Community Resources

 

National Society of Black Physicists

APS Resources for Minorities


 

Legal Resources

 

The Bail Project (based in Phoenix)

Toll-free number: 1-833-425-6TBP

 

Pro Bono Legal Services List (Nationwide)


 

General Resources

 

Information about the Black Lives Matter movement

 

Ways You Can Help:

NAACP Campaign, We are done dying

 

Ally Resource Guide, with ways to donate, petitions to sign, anti-racism sources, and more!
 

Some places to Donate

 

George Floyd Memorial Fund

Minnesota Freedom Fund: Help jailed protestors

 

Mass Liberation AZ: Justice for (disproportionately black/minority) incarcerated people in Arizona*

 

Tucson Second Chance Community Bail Fund

Bail Funds Across the Country

NAACP


 

*If you are from elsewhere in the US, look up freedom projects in your home state too!

 

Note: Monthly donations are also very helpful for the long-term impact of an organization.

 

Educate Yourself

 

All Facebook pages listed have posts with articles, statements from black people, and other information. They are easy and informative to browse.

It is not up to black people to educate you. Take the initiative now! And, in four weeks, make sure you’re still learning. Keep growing!

 

This website is very comprehensive!

 

If you like documentaries: 10 Documentaries To Watch About Race Instead Of Asking A Person Of Color To Explain Things For You

If you like articles: Dear White People, This is What We Want You to Do 

 

If you like lists of resources: Anti-racist allyship starter pack

If you like books: The anti-racist reading list

 

Steward Observatory Diversity Journal Club, Resources on Race


 

VOTE

 

Register to vote

Spend an hour today looking up local elections.

Four weeks from now, do the same thing!

If you agree with WiP's mission, we invite you to sign up for our listserv, join our facebook forum, and visit our officers page. We would love to meet you in person!

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