“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced."
— James Baldwin
Every day, we collectively create history. Each and every one of us is now being called to begin the long-overdue work of re-examining our privilege and the unconscious ways that we are responsible for upholding it. We eagerly accept this call because we stand in solidarity with Black Americans and people of color in our desire to create a truly just and equitable America—one where every person in America feels equally safe and protected.
Navitas Organics is committed to doing our own work as a team to help conjure a supportive atmosphere and necessary sounding board for the dialogue that can be instrumental in doing this work. If it feels right, please join us in this journey.
Below you will find resources to help you get started. Every action, large or small, absolutely matters.
- Color of Change: The nation’s largest online, campaign-based racial justice organization
- Color of Change – Voting While Black: Campaign to register Black voters and educate about the 2020 election
- Black Lives Matter
- Campaign Zero: Comprehensive platform of research-based policy solutions to end police brutality in America
- NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund: Fights for racial justice via litigation, advocacy, and public education
- The Bail Project: Free bail assistance to low-income individuals who are legally presumed innocent, combating racial and economic disparities in the incarceration system
- Communities United Against Police Brutality: Twin-cities based organization that combats police brutality via legislative action, education, research, and victim services
- Equal Justice Initiative: Works towards ending mass incarceration and reforming the criminal justice system via litigation, education, and support for previously incarcerated people of color
- Fair Fight: National voting rights organization promoting fair elections, encouraging voter participation and fighting to eliminate systematic voter suppression
- Loveland Foundation: Helps expand access to and fund mental health services for Black women and girls
- BEAM (Black Emotional and Mental Health) Collective: Works to remove barriers that Black people experience accessing emotional health care and healing.
- Petition to defund the police & defend Black lives HERE.
- List of direct actions (text/sign/call) from Black Lives Matter HERE.
FOLLOW | Activists. Artists. Community Leaders.
READ | Books
- How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
- White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
- So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
- Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
- The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
READ | Articles
- The 1619 Project, New York Times Magazine — a collection of essays exploring the roots and legacies of American slavery
- “I Know Voting Feels Inadequate Right Now,” by Stacey Abrams, The New York Times
- “The Answer to Police Violence is not ‘reform.’ It’s defunding. Here’s why,” by Alex S. Vitale, The Guardian
- “How the U.S. Got Its Police Force,” by Olivia B. Waxman, Time
- “The Coronavirus was a Pandemic Until Trump Found Out Who was Dying,” by Adam Serwer, The Atlantic
- “Who Gets to be Afraid in America?” by Ibram X. Kendi, The Atlantic
- “How to Make Sure You’re Donating Effectively,” by Amanda Arnold, The Cut
- “How to Create Diversity within your Online Business,” by Rachel Rodgers, Hello 7
WATCH | Documentary / Based on True Stories
- 13th (Netflix)
- I Am Not Your Negro (Kanopy – free account with library card)
- Fruitvale Station (Tubi)
- Hidden Figures (Rent)
- Amandla Stenberg: Don’t Cash Crop My Cornrows (YouTube)
WATCH | Narrative
- Bamboozled (Rent)
- Blindspotting (Rent)
- Do the Right Thing (Rent)
- Precious (Rent)
- Moonlight (Netflix)
- The Hate U Give (Rent)
PARENTING | Talking to your Kids about Race & Racism
- Talking to Kids about Racism and Justice, Oakland Public Library
- Talking Race with Young Children, NPR
- 31 children’s books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance, EmbraceRace
- Article: “We Need More White Parents to Talk to Their Kids About Race. Especially Now,” by Chandra White-Cummings, The Washington Post
- Article: “Are Your Kids Too Young to Talk About Race?” The Conscious Kid
- Children’s Book: Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness, by Anastasia Higginbotham
We know this is only the beginning of how our company can support meaningful change (vote! volunteer! peacefully protest!). If there are additional resources you’d like to share with us that will be helpful in our collective work to create a foundationally just, equitable, and unified America, please leave them in the comments.