Resources During a Pandemic and Social Uprising
July 10, 2020
Over the past few months, our staff has begun to collect and share important resources to information, mutual aid, and support for our community during this time of a global pandemic and the movement for Black lives and the resistance to white supremacy. We will continue to update this list. Currently we have four fields of resources below: General information, organizations and foundations to support, divesting and defunding from the police state, and mental health services. We hope to continue to expand the scope of these resources as well. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like us to add any additional resources that you do not find linked here.
Resources and Support for our Asian, Pacific Islander, and South Asian American Dance Community — A list of resources compiled by Peggy Cheng, Ben Akio Kimitch, and Seta Morton with the Danspace Project Staff. This list includes links to resources for self defense, de-escalation, and bystander training, mental health, mutual aid, community initiatives, histories, and archival projects. It also includes a recommended reading list of Asian and Asian American dance and culture texts, compiled by Peggy and Ben.
Black Lives Matter , #BlackLivesMatter Global Network
Movement For Black Lives, @mvmnt4blklives National network
@justiceforgeorgenyc posts a comprehensive list of protests daily around NYC
Resources and Mutual Aid During Covid-19, Poetry Project
Black Trans Protestors Emergency Fund created by Black Trans Femmes in the Arts, in partnership with Black Trans Travel Fund, For the Gworls, and The Okra Project
The Okra Project is a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People.
Herbal Mutual Aid Network is Yves B. Golden’s herbal medicine drive for Black people seeking support due to the ongoing crisis of racial violence and injustice. DM @Yves_____ on IG. To contribute towards cost of shipping and materials: Venmo Yves @Chat_noir_
DeVonn Francis / YARDY NYC has created a Free Meal Program for Black families. Visit @tuna_turner on Instagram for more information.
CHROMA – Source of Nature (Bandcamp) CHROMA is a cross-disciplinary creative studio founded by Ladin Awad, June Canedo & Sienna Fekete.Source of Nurture is a music fundraising initiative curated and presented by Chroma bringing together womxn of color artists. That being said, 100% of the proceeds from this mixtape will go directly to Equality for Flatbush, Undocu Workers Fund, The Movement for Black Lives Fund, and Black Trans Femmes in the Arts.
The Loveland Foundation brings opportunity and healing to communities of color, and especially to Black women and girls.
Support Black Farmers/Food Distributors, compiled by @teen_appetite and @gabrielle_rosenstein
Help G.L.I.T.S Buy A Building Donate to help provide permanent housing stability for Black Trans people in NYC. Organized by Ceyenne Doroshow and her organization, GLITS Inc.
Harriet’s Apothecary is an intergenerational, healing village led by the brilliance and wisdom of Black Cis Women, Queer and Trans healers, artists, health professionals, magicians, activists and ancestors. Offering wellness plans, self-care tips, and is a great source of information.
LGBTQ+ Friendly Clinics in the US a list of clinics and the services offered by state
Exhale is a community organization running mutual aid for black womxn from NYC
#FreeThemNY Calling on Governor Cuomo to immediately use his clemency powers to free criminalized survivors of gender violence held in prisons in New York.
COVID-19 Free Them All Detention Watch Network
Free Them All New Sanctuary Coalition, Keeping families together and advocating against deportations.
Out of Ice and Into Quarantine A fundraiser organized by Allegra Love.
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AND RESOURCES
Black Mental Health Services – Resources to therapists and hotlines for black african americans struggling with mental health
Therapy For Queer People Of Color – Increase access to quality and inclusive mental healthcare for queer and trans folks of color through empowerment & education.
Okay Let’s Unpack This A list of therapists and counselors offering FREE services to dancers during the Covid-19 pandemic
@nypochealingcircle – People Of Color Healing Circle QTBIPOC-centered & led community-based healing.