Tools and Resources in Support of Social Justice

Resources in Support of Social Justice


FEAP has selected these virtual resources, acknowledging the pain of injustices suffered and those that continue; to offer support for those who are hurting or distressed and to offer resources for those who feel moved to learn and respond in ways that contribute to building community for social justice.

Caring for ourselves and educating ourselves helps us to heal and to effect change – to ensure the physical safety and mental and emotional health of each and every one of us.

We have divided these resources into four categories: Education, Action, and Reflection/Self-Care and again by type: articles, videos, podcasts, and events. You will also find a section specifically in support of Law Enforcement.

Please check back regularly, as we will be adding to and rotating these resources.

Education

Resources to educate yourself and others.

Action

Resources for taking action in support of social justice.

  • Articles

    1. How Organization Can Support the Mental Health of Black Employees
      By Angela Neal-Barnett, Harvard Business Review
    2. Workplace Mental Health for Asian American Professionals
      By Bernie Wong
      Hear from Asian American professionals about the unique challenges they face around workplace mental health
    3. How to support Asian American colleagues amid the recent wave of anti-Asian violence
      By Jennifer Liu
      Tips for leaders and peers to better support their Asian American colleagues right now. 

    An Invitation to Brave Space
    By Mickey ScottBey Jones
    Together we will create brave space.
    Because there is no such thing as “a safe space”—
    We exist in the real world.
    We all carry scars and we have all caused wounds.
    In this space
    We seek to turn down the volume of the outside world,
    We amplify voices that fight to be heard elsewhere,
    We call each other to more truth and love.
    We have the right to start somewhere and continue to grow.
    We have the responsibility to examine what we think we know.
    We will not be perfect.
    This space will not be perfect.
    It will not always be what we wish it to be.
    But
    It will be our brave space together,
    and
    We will work on it side by side.

  • Events, Groups, and Services

    Local Organizations

    1. Local Racial Affinity Groups
      Hosted by Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville
      Participants are expected to make a year long commitment to attend monthly meetings.
      Contact: opsdirector@imeditation.org
    2. Tools and Guidance for Talking About Race
      From the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
    3. Virginia Organizing
      A non-partisan statewide grassroots organization dedicated to challenging injustice by empowering people in local communities to address issues that affect the quality of their lives.

    National Organizations

    1. NAACP
    2. Securing the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
    3. Black Lives Matter
    4. A global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.
    5. Southern Poverty Law Center
    6. Battling racial and social injustice by fighting hate, teaching tolerance, and seeking justice.
    7. Embrace Race
    8. A non-profit organization for parents who are committed to raising a Generation of Children Who Are Thoughtful, Informed, and Brave About Race.
    9. Boris Lawrence Henderson Foundation
    10. Committed to changing the perception of mental illness in the African-American community by encouraging those who suffer with this debilitating illness to get the help they need

Self-Care and Reflection

Resources to support your own self-care and that of others.

For Law Enforcement

  • Books

    1. I Love a Cop by Ellen Kirschman, Ph.D.
      For families and friends of law enforcement officers
    2. Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement Officers by Kevin Gilmartin, Ph.D.
      A brief read for an officer
    3. My Life for Your Life by Clarke A. Paris
    4. On Combat by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
  • Websites & Organizations

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