ONE|NB works to dismantle all forms of discrimination. We fight the systems that oppress people from a vast range of identities and experiences. However, we hold that the experience of Black people in this country is unique. Due to the kidnapping and enslavement of Africans and federally sanctioned structures dating back centuries that persist through today to target and disenfranchise Black people, Black lives are singularly threatened. Naming this truth does not diminish the discrimination experienced by all our neighbors, but it does inform our position at this heartbreaking moment. 

The resources below are being shared to help educate and inform, as well as inspire action.   

Reading List

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
The Fire Next Time
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race
Girl, Woman, Other
White Supremacy Culture from Dismantling Racism
21 Day Racial Equity Challenge (food systems) resource page
Talk on White Fragility
Black Community ‘Hit By Two Pandemics’
The New York Times, “Anti-Racist” Reading List

Grassroots Organizations

AMOR an alliance of grassroots organizations, providing community support in Rhode Island and southern New England for victims of hate crimes and state-sponsored violence. Providing mutual aid to BIPoC Providence residents during the COVID-19 epidemic. 

DARE – local grassroots organization, mobilizing Providence communities for social, political, and economic justice since 1986.

PrYSM – a leading force behind the Community Safety Act, a city ordinance passed on June 1st 2017. It was developed after years of community meetings about how the police should function in our community and how to hold them accountable.

FANG provides jail support and bail funds for incarcerated RI and MA folks, including protesters

Providence Student Union – youth-led advocacy and organizing around getting police out of schools

SURJ SURJ’s role as part of a multi-racial movement is to undermine white support for white supremacy and to help build a racially-just society. That work cannot be done in isolation from or disconnected from the powerful leadership of communities of color. It is one part of a multi-racial, cross-class movement centering the leadership of people of color.

RI Solidarity Fund – Donations to the Rhode Island Solidarity Fund go directly to community organizations that are working nonstop to meet the needs of our community members who are most at risk of severe consequences in this crisis across Rhode Island. This ranges from low-income renters facing eviction to undocumented workers and people in prison.

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