Teaching and Organizing Guides and Resources

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Teaching Social Justice Guides

Know Your Rights Guide

Activism Guides

Anti-Racism Guides

Anti-Harassment Guides

Social Change Media

Local Campaigns to Start


Teaching Guides

Advocates for Youth Resources Guides
Guides for youth advocating issues at local, state and national government as well as the general public

EdChange
Building equitable and just schools, communities and organizations through transformative action

Edible Schoolyard Resources
Lesson plans centered on food and agriculture and their intersections with social issues.

Here’s How To Raise Race-Conscious Children
Short guide on how to talk to your kids about race and racism

Islamophobia Is Racism Syllabus
Resources for teaching and learning about anti-Muslim racism in the United States.

Rethinking Schools
Nonprofit publisher working for equity and justice in public schools and the broader society

Teaching Against Trumpism
The Radical Teacher guide to teaching about social justice in the Trump era

Teaching for Change
Teaching for Change provides teachers and parents with the tools to create schools where students learn to read, write and change the world.

Learning for Justice (formerly Teaching Tolerance)
A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center where educators who care about diversity, equity and justice can find news, suggestions, conversation and support. 

Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide
Southern Poverty Law Center guide for communities to challenge hate and injustice on many levels

Tips for Creating Effective White Caucus Groups
White Caucuses are an important mechanism for people who identify as white and/or have white skin privilege to do our own work.

The Zinn Project
Teaching resources for educators for teaching Howard Zinn’s The People’s History of the United States.


BuzzFeedVideo: Students Learn A Powerful Lesson About Privilege

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Know Your Rights Guide

Immigrant Defense Project
Comprehensive guide and organizing resource to fight back against anti-immigration

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF): Know Your Rights during COVID-19
TLDEF has prepared Know Your Rights guide for transgender and non-binary people who are grappling with questions related to employment, housing, health care, identification, and accessing assistance from government agencies among other issues. The guide is available in both English and Español.

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Activism Guides

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Citizenship and Social Justice:
11-Step Guide to Understanding Race, Racism, and White Privilege

Community Tool Box
Tutorials for advocating, organizing, campaigning and community development

Congressional Recess Toolkit
Guide how to organize for town hall meetings

Global Just Now Activist Activist Resources
Organizing guides to help local campaigners

Immigrant Defense Project
Comprehensive guide and organizing resource to fight back against anti-immigration

Indivisible Guide
A practical guide for resisting the Trump agenda written by Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen

Nonviolent Struggle: 50 Crucial Points
A strategic approach to non violent organizing

Women in Media and News (WIMN)’s Resource Guide for Media Activists
List of independent media outlets, media advocacy groups and publishing resources about issues related to women and the media.

Troll Busters
Online pest control for women writers experiencing harassing trolls

Washington Peace Center DC List of Resource Guides
List of amazing resource guides from Disability Rights to activism

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Anti-Racism Guides

Citizenship and Social Justice:
11-Step Guide to Understanding Race, Racism, and White Privilege

Opportunities for White People in the Fight for Racial Justice
Guide for white people to fight racial justice

Racial Equity Tools
Explore Library of 3,000+ Racial Equity Resources.

SPLC: Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response 
Guide for communities to fight hate

Tips for Creating Effective White Caucus Groups
White Caucuses are an important mechanism for people who identify as white and/or have white skin privilege to do our own work.

Anti-Racism Tools and Exercises

Activist created Online Workshops and Guides

National organizations that host anti-racism workshops across the country

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Anti-Harassment Guides

Organizations that focus on ending harassment

Anti-bullying Organizations

Organizations that focus on men ending harassment

Recording Police harassment

  • According to Reason.com,
    • The law in 38 states plainly allows citizens to record police, as long as you don’t physically interfere with their work. Police might still unfairly harass you, detain you, or confiscate your camera. They might even arrest you for some catchall misdemeanor such as obstruction of justice or disorderly conduct. But you will not be charged for illegally recording police.
      • Twelve states—California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Washington—require the consent of all parties for you to record a conversation.
      • However, all but 2 of these states—Massachusetts and Illinois—have an “expectation of privacy provision” to their all-party laws that courts have ruled does not apply to on-duty police (or anyone in public). In other words, it’s technically legal in those 48 states to openly record on-duty police.
    • Read first before recording:

Don’t be a Bystander: 6 Tips for Responding to Racist Attacks
by the Barnard Center for Research on Women

Racial Justice Network’s “5 Ways to Disrupt Racism”

A video of Maeril’s bystander’s guide to Islamophobic harassment

Infographic Guides

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Social Change Media

Short and Long Documentaries

Films for Action
Has over 800 catalog films for social change

PBS: Frontline

AJ+
Mini social justice documentaries by Al Jazeera Media Network

VICE Video
Original videos, documentaries, and underground news from around the world

Now This: Politics
Short political videos made for  mobile devices and social platforms

James Baldwin:  I am not your Negro

Anti-Racism Children Book Lists

Anti-Racism Adult Book List

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Local Campaigns to Start

Anti Corruption Acts
Read about organizing an Anti Corruption Act for your local city or town

Sanctuary Cities
Read about organizing for your local city or town to be a Sanctuary City

Indivisible Group Registration
Local Indivisible groups build and wield power in ways that individuals can’t. To create change, you need the collective constituent power that comes with working together, as Indivisibles.

Town Hall Project
Find the nearest town hall hosted by your member of congress (MOC), MOC office location and hours, and events your MOC is attending to voice your concern

Sister District Project
For people who live in non-contestable districts but what to find the nearest contestable district to help in the next election

Swing Left
Find the nearest swing district (GOP House of Representative state district that barely won in 2016) and join an action team to help turn that district blue.

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