Here are some resources & calls to action with respect to racial justice, around COVID-19.
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General Info on COVID-19 and Public, Physical, & Mental Health Resources
- Check out Alameda County Public Health’s website & the California Department of Public Health’s website for up-to-date information on COVID-19 in our region. (Please note: at the time of writing the guidance on these sites if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 is to call your doctor or an urgent care clinic and seek their advice.)
- This website has a lot of resources on it about the importance of taking proactive action in these times and also some tips on actions we can take to stay safe. It’s compiled by a public health expert.
- Here are some tips on ways to support your emotional and behavioral health in the face of heightened anxiety and the potential for quarantine and isolation.
- Here’s a piece that some of us found helpful with general strategies to manage stress during anxiety-filled times.
- Here are some resources on talking with your kids about the coronavirus: Talking With Kids About Coronavirus from PBS
Resources for Mutual Aid during COVID-19
- Mutual Aid Google Docs created by Walela Nehanda:
- Disability Justice Culture Club - East Bay Mutual Aid Shout Out and Sign Up Form
- Coronavirus Mutual Aid, Donations, Material Resource Sharing, compiled
- COVID-19 Mutual Aid & Advocacy Resources
- Follow Mia Mingus and other disabled folks on twitter and IG to learn about the ableism this moment is surfacing as well as the coping and survival strategies disabled folks have been perfecting since forever.
Overarching Actions, Resources, & Ways to Show Up
- Tell SF Leaders to Take Action on Coronavirus Protections
- Resources, Templates, & Examples on Key Issues for Vulnerable Populations & COVID-19
- COVID-19 DC Resource Toolkit
- Preparing for the Coronavirus Crisis: As Organizers, It’s Time To Do What We Do Best from Bay Rising
- If you employ domestic workers in your home (nannies, housecleaners, home care attendants) - please see these resources from Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers’ Network
- How to Be a Fair Domestic Employer During Coronavirus
- Support the Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights (call your reps, sign the petition, ask that any emergency worker protections at this time include domestic workers)
- Preparing for Coronavirus Crisis: As Organizers It’s Time To Do What We Do Best (Bay Resistance)
COVID-19 & Communities of Color
- The NAACP is hosting a webinar on how COVID-19 is impacting communities of color. Details here.
- NAACP - Coronavirus and Our Communities
- For more on racism exacerbated by COVID-19, check out NPR Code Switch: When Xenophobia Spreads Like a Virus
Resources and Actions focused on COVID-19 & Housing/Displacement
- Sign this petition addressed to Mayor London Breed and Mayor Libby Schaaf to put a moratorium on evictions and enact a plan to forgive rent for wage workers who will be unable to make the income needed to pay rent for the month of April.
- Tenants Together - Statewide Eviction Moratorium
- Housing Now! Coalition Petition during COVID-19
Resources and Actions focused on COVID-19 & Incarceration
- Justice Collaborative - Response & Resources
- Partner Letter to Gavin Newsom
- PPIC - The Public Health Case for Criminal Justice Reform
- National Bail Network Fund COVID-19 Response & Demands
- COVID-19 Emergency Response: State & Federal Prisons
- COVID-19 Emergency Response: Local Jails
- COVID-19 Emergency Response: Courts
- COVID-19 Emergency Response: Prosecutors
- COVID-19 Emergency Response: Law Enforcement
- Explainer: Prisons and Jails are Particularly Vulnerable to COVID-19 Outbreaks — It is not a matter of if but when the coronavirus will enter prisons and jails, according to health experts. The consequences of that eventuality could be devastating. COVID-19 outbreaks in prisons and jails will spread “like wildfire” due to close quarters, unsanitary conditions, a population that is more vulnerable to COVID-19, and the large number of people that cycle through the criminal justice system.
- Fact Sheet: Practices to Avoid in Jails and Prisons
- Humanity Not Cages: Demanding a Just & Humane Response to Outbreak
COVID-19 & Movement Building
- Check out this podcast by Healing Justice titled Coronavirus: Wisdom from a Social Justice Lens (+ the amazing resource list on their website)
- Caring Across Distance: Some Things to Consider Before Movement Gatherings During COVID-19
- Transformative Spaces: Demands from Grassroots Organizers Concerning COVID-19
Additional Readings & Resources (If You’ve Got Time on Your Hands)
- Some of us may have more time on our hands in the coming weeks as conferences, travel, work, and more are cancelled or disrupted. This could be a great time to get your read on. Check out these two amazing lists of recommended readings (one for fiction and one for non-fiction) that Mickey and ComCom put together last year (available here). Consider reading the Ella Baker Center’s Executive Director’s new book We Keep Us Safe that focuses on how communities -- not punitive measures -- keep us safe.