As a collective of loose activists, we come together not just for our communities but also to help each other grow as individual leaders. The first step to growth is learning, whether it be about anti-racism or abolition. Self-care is also a form of protest, and we can engage in it through learning, overcoming our biases, holding ourselves accountable, and expanding our knowledge on important issues.
Here, we've compiled important resources on topics ranging from police and prison abolition to the complex histories of colonialism.
A compilation of books, documentaries, and speeches that serve as the first steps to understanding the carceral state, abolition, and the words of prominent Black activists.
13th, a documentary on Netflix
Immigration Nation, a docuseries on Netflix
TED Talk: What does a world without prisons look like? by Deanna Van Buren
Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis
The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale (Read an excerpt here)
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
Carceral Capitalism by Jackie Wang
Letter from a Birmingham Jail by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dubar-Ortiz
Call It What It Is: Anti-Blackness by Kihana Miraya Ross