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Racial Justice Resources

From Our Staff Equity Teams


Compiled by the Art Institute’s staff equity teams, this list of racial justice resources includes actions you can take, free mental health resources, local and national social justice organizations, articles and organizations committed to ending police brutality, resources for learning and talking about race and racism, and more.

Take Action

Black Lives Matter: 2020 Campaign
Black Lives Matter Chicago

Justice for George Floyd
Official George Floyd Memorial Fund (GoFundMe)

Justice for Breonna Taylor

Justice for Breonna Petition

Justice for Breonna Taylor Petition (
Color of Change #JusticeforBre Petition

Justice for Tony McDade
In Memory of Tony Mcdade (GoFundMe)

Justice for Tony McDade Petition (

Justice for Ahmaud Arbery
Justice for Ahmaud Arbery Petition (

Run with Maud

Mental Health Resources for Black People
7 Virtual Mental Health Resources Supporting Black People Right Now
Race, Racism & Mental Health Resources

17 Mental Health Tips for Black People during These Unsettling Times

Resources for White People
Anti-Racism Resources for White People

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

Have Conversations with Family and Friends

For White Voices

4 Steps We Can Take to Fight Racism

Talking to Children about Anti-Racism
Watch the CNN and Sesame Street Town Hall Addressing Racism
41 Children’s Books to Support Conversations on Race, Racism, and Resistance

National Museum of African American History and Culture: Resource for Parents and Caregivers in Talking about Race

Resources on Police Brutality

Chicago Torture Justice Center
Chicago Community Bond Fund

Get Involved: 13 Organizations Leading the Fight Against Police Brutality

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Campaign Zero
Communities United against Police Brutality
Community Policing Toolkit from the Obama Foundation

Actionable TED Talk on the History of the US Police Force

Resources for Protesters
Know Your Rights While Protesting

Comprehensive List of Bail Programs for Protestors

Support Black-Owned Businesses
Chicago Black-Owned Restaurants
Black-Owned Bookstores 

Chicago Organizations
My Block, My Hood, My City

Assata’s Daughters

Chicago Freedom School

Southside Community Art Center

Chicago Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression

Brave Space Alliance

South and West Side Families in Need: Request Groceries

Grassroots Collaborative
Liberation Library
Brave Space Alliance
Enrich Chicago

Additional Resources and Organizations
The Marshall Project


Flaxman Library Anti-Racism and Black Lives Matter Virtual Pop-up Library
Anti-Racism for Beginners

National Museum of African American History and Culture: Talking about Race

How to Manage When Things Are Not Okay (And Haven’t Been for Centuries)


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