ADL Resources & Actions
Sign and Share Petitions
- Sign here to urge Congress to condemn all acts of police brutality, racial profiling, and the use of excessive and militarized force throughout the country. Congress has the chance to stand against the systemic racism that enabled the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless others by passing H.Res.988. Join us in urging your Representatives to co-sponsor and pass this crucial resolution.
- Sign the NAACP petition demanding justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery.
- Sign the NO BAN Act to end the discriminatory Muslim Ban
- Sign the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (“HEROES”) Act to ensure states are able to provide safe, fair and accessible elections in the midst of this global pandemic
Read the following articles and resources to better understand the impacts of racism in our country and learn how you can join this fight.
- Brief backgrounds on the protests, and the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery
- ‘Believe Us’: Black Jews respond to the George Floyd protests in their own words
- How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change, by Barack Obama
- Don’t understand the protests? What you’re seeing is people pushed to the edge, by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- USC Shoah Foundation’s IWitness, Fighting in the Face of Racism, and “What’s Going On?”
- National Museum of African American History & Culture, Talking about Race, and Social Identities and Systems of Oppression
- Teaching Tolerance, Black Oppression and Resistance, and Teaching “America’s National Crime”: Lynching
- Learn how to talk honestly with children about racism in this article by PBS Kids.
- Read I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown.
ADL Educational Resources
- Race Talk – Engaging Young People in Conversations About Race and Racism
- Exploring Solutions to Address Racial Disparity Concerns
- Empowering Young People in the Aftermath of Hate (English and Spanish)
- Black Lives Matter: From Hashtag to Movement
- Experiences with Race and Racism
- Talking to Young Children About Bias and Prejudice
- Creating an Anti-Bias Learning Experience
- Thinking About Social Justice Through Crafts and Conversation
- What Do Safe, Respectful and Inclusive Virtual Classrooms Look Like?
Listen, Watch and Discuss
- 4 Minute Video Explaining Systemic Racism
- Listen to the 1619 Podcast about the history of slavery and its lasting legacy in the United States.
- Watch Ava DuVernay’s 13th, a Netflix documentary exploring racial inequality and mass incarceration, and discuss it with friends and family.
- Learn about The Case for Reparations in this article by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
- Read How To Be An Antiracist by Ibrahim X. Kendi.
- Watch When They See Us, Ava Duvernay’s limited series about the Central Park Five.
- Watch I Am Not Your Negro, a visual essay based on James Baldwin’s unfinished book, exploring racism through the stories of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.
Show Your Support
- We suggest supporting organizations playing a lead role in racial justice work, such as our partners at the NAACP, the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, and fundraisers for the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery.
- Learn about your city’s positions on policies that can decrease police violence.
- Join us for ADL’s Fighting Hate From Home webinars. Click here to register.