As an organization that supports, empowers, and connects all women, we have a duty to use our collective voices to support, empower, and elevate our Black members and Black women everywhere. We encourage our members to continue to engage in thoughtful and respectful dialogue, to listen to marginalized voices, to explore anti-racist resources, and to support organizations doing important social justice work in the community.
There’s no shortage of resources out there for you, no matter where you are on your journey of education and activism. Rather than reinvent the wheel, we’re pointing you towards a few repositories of content and resources from sources we trust.
Books on anti-racism that you can read right now | Austin360
Personal and Professional Resources for Anti-Racism Work | #bossbabesATX
How To Be Anti-Racist: A list of things to read, watch, listen to and follow for those seeking to educate themselves | The Riveter
Taking Action for Racial Justice
With so much going on, and so many great efforts nationally and across the globe to end racial injustice, it can be challenging to know how best to make an impact. A new initiative at Notley allows individuals to give, learn, and engage with racial justice work on an ongoing basis.
For a monthly donation of any amount — 100% of which goes directly to Notley’s racial justice partners — you’ll receive monthly action items to advance racial justice, impact reports, regular updates on relevant legislation, and opportunities to connect with other Notley Tide members.
Austin-Area Social Justice Organizations
These organizations in the Austin area are doing important work in the pursuit of social justice and anti-racism. If you’re looking to give time or donate funds, these orgs are a great place to start. They’re also chock full of information specific to Austin and the Central Texas area.
AJC is a racial justice group serving people in the Austin area historically and systematically impacted by institutional racism. Check out their upcoming virtual event on June 10, A Reckoning: An Appeal to White America, on how to move forward with action.
Just Liberty is dedicated to comprehensive criminal justice reform in Texas.
Grassroots Leadership works to change policies and practices of mass incarceration and transform the narrative of criminalization.
Undoing White Supremacy Austin works within multiracial communities to end personal, structural, and cultural racism.
We are currently working on developing a series of programming around anti-racism, and next month our Book Club will be reading White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People to Talk About Racism. If you have suggestions for more anti-racist resources we can share with our community, or if you would like to share your thoughts and feedback, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.