Navigating the digital organizing world can be difficult, and it is even more complicated (and sometimes painful) for people of color (POC). As a woman of color, a former Field Organizer, and a current Digital Strategist, I know this from personal experience. With this in mind, I’ve created a list of resources for POC digital organizers and digital professionals — this list is not exhaustive, but it is a great place to start; it includes digital resources/toolkits for POC, information on event accessibility, a list of resources and articles on POC-related digital trends, and healing/self-care resources.
Please feel free to share with your POC colleagues. While these resources were curated by a person of color for other people of color, some of these resources may also be useful for white digital professionals in the progressive space.
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Digital Organizing Resources
PICNOI - POC Stock Photo Resource
CreatHER Stock - Women of Color stock photo resource, created by and for women of color. This website requires a monthly subscription fee.
The Gender Spectrum Collection: Stock Photos Beyond the Binary - Vice
Black Lives Matter Resources - Black Lives Matter
Healing Action Toolkit - Black Lives Matter - This toolkit was created to collate, condense, and share the lessons we have learned in ensuring that our direct actions are centered on healing justice.
Trayvon Taught Me Toolkit: For Black and Non-Black POC Organizers -The #TrayvonTaughtMe digital campaign highlights the beginnings of the Black Lives Matter movement, and how Trayvon’s extrajudicial murder and his family’s commitment to ending gun violence and strengthening communities catalyzed a generation of organizers and activists to take action for Black lives.
Guide to Cultivating an Inclusive and Engaged Digital Community - IFundWomen
Digital Organizing Toolkit - Community Action Workers
Comprehensive List of World Holidays - Maintained by Laura Packard
Big Progressive Social Media - A list of Social Media accounts and organization in the progressive space
Creating a Culture of Testing - Elena Perez - A document filled with information and resources on why testing matters, and what, why, and how to test.
Effective Advocacy Emails - Elena Perez - Basic principles, structure, and basic tips and tricks of effective advocacy. This is a great resource for newer digital staff or organizers, or for someone who wants to review or reevaluate their email fundraising skills.
Fighting Activist Burnout - Elena Perez - A wealth of information and resources on recognizing, preventing, and recovering from activist burnout.
You Were Called Out/In - Now What? - Elena Perez - This document includes a guide and a list of resources.
On Digital Trends
We Need to Talk About Digital Blackface in Reaction GIFs - Teen Vogue
Using Black Vernacular English (BVE) as a Non-Black Person Isn’t “Woke” if You Don't Understand the History - Feminuity
Digital Blackface: What It Is, Why It’s A Problem, and How to Avoid It - ACM Strategies
How to Make Your Next Virtual Event Accessible for All Audience Members - ACM Strategies
New Toolkit Helps Organizations Ensure Their Zoom and Other Virtual Events Are Accessible to All - Respect Ability
Webinar: Premium Skills Workshop in Social Media Accessibility - Respect Ability
How to Ensure Accessible Websites and Social Media - Respect Ability
Creating Accessible Social Media Content - Accessible U - University of Minnesota
43 Tech Resources for People of Color - Communities, Job Boards, and More
COVID-19 - Racial Equity and Social Justice Resources - Racial Equity Tools
POC Classroom - Resources on this website include sample syllabi, a list of comprehensive online resources, and more.
Racial Equity Tools - Racial Equity Tools is designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity. It offers tools, research, tips, curricula, and ideas for people who want to increase their understanding and to help those working for racial justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities, and the culture at large.
M4BL Uprisings: How to build a movement in a moment of the whirlwind - Momentum - This webinar, with Makia Green, BLM DC core organizer and a Momentum trainer, and Momentum Training Director Cicia Lee, breaks down how mass protest works, how movements build momentum by using moments of crisis to spotlight issues, craft demands, reframe the fight, continue to grow and sustain, and more.
COVID, Race, and the Revolution - PolicyLink
Women of Color Will Save Us All - Erin Trent Johnson
26 Ways to Be in the Struggle Beyond the Streets - Beyond the Streets
#QuarantineActivities & Social/Physical Distancing Resources to Maintain Sanity - A comprehensive document full of quarantine activities, recipes, classes health information to help you maintain balance during social distancing and quarantine.
Rest for Resistance - A website full of articles and resources for women of color and trans and queer people of color.
The Body is Not an Apology - A mental health, disability, sexuality, weight, race, and aging resource website filled with articles and a community hub for every body.
Self care Reading and Resources - POC Classroom
Community Support and Collaboration Resources - Learn to Code With Me
Women of Color Healing Packet - Women of Color in Solidarity Collective