COVID-19: Journalists of Color Racial Equity Focused Articles
*Black, Indigenous, People of Color
Help The Helpers Compiled List...Kelly Jacobson
- Highlight people and organizations providing support and resources so that people can either partake or contribute to those resources
- Therapy for Black Women and Girls GoFundMe by Rachel Cargle
- Therapy for Black Girls Podcast
- North Star Health Collective
- Black Lives Matter at School
- Black Lives Matter
- Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle
- Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
- Reclaim the Block
- Black Visions Collective
- Civil Rights Education
- Justice Reform & Legal Aid
- End Cash Bail
- NAACP Legal Defense Fund
- The Sentencing Project
- Equal Justice Initiative
- The Innocence Project
- Southern Poverty Law Center
- Dream Defenders
- Communities United Against Police Brutality
- Minnesota Freedom Fund
- Chicago Bond
- Community Justice Exchange-National Bail Fund Network: Full directory of bail funds by state
- Act Blue Donate to multiple bail funds simultaneously nationwide
- Campaign Zero
- LGBTQ Fund
- Unicorn Riot
- Education & Leadership
- Thurgood Marshall College Fund
- My Brother’s Keeper Alliance
- Black Girls Code
- The Point Foundation
- United Negro College Fund
- Memorial Funds, Foundations, & Petitions (This is not an exhaustive list. I will update this as time allows)
Events and Resources
Various programs available. See attached for full list of online programs.
- Neighborhood Legal Clinics – 30 minute phone consultations available on Mondays. To request a consult, call 206.267.7070 and press 1 to leave a message with your name, number, and a brief description of your legal issue or fill out the online client intake form for faster response. Priority is on housing, family, and employment discrimination issues. Appointments will be scheduled no further than 7 days out.
Mon, June 29, 7:00-9:00pm
Watch 22-min documentary Stonewall Forever (closed captioning available) and discuss the Stonewall Riots and fight for LGBTQ+ equality as it intersects with today's movements, including Black and Trans liberation. Register online and zoom meeting info. will be provided beforehand.
Tue., June 30, 6pm-7:30pm
Presented by Lavender Rights Project and QLaw Foundation of Washington on Zoom.
Learn how to change your name on state and federal identity documents and explore whether obtaining a legal name change is the right choice for you. We will share resources, help you understand the process from beginning to end and answer your questions. Please register by June 29, 9pm, to receive a Zoom link. A follow-up workshop for more in-depth 1:1 assistance will take place on Saturday, July 11, 12pm, with Lavender Rights Project.
July 15, 2-4pm: How Does COVID 19 Affect Your Tenancy?
August 12, 2-4pm: Effects of the Moratorium: An Update
October 28, 2-4pm: Domestic Violence and how to break a lease
December 9, 2-4pm: Lease Teams
- Free Citizenship Classes – Wednesdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm.
International Rescue Committee is offering free Citizenship Classes every Wednesday online.
Registration required. Please register with your email and you will be sent the Zoom link or phone number a few days prior to the session. For more info., email John.Simpson@Rescue.org or call 206.623.2105.
Thur. July 2, 7pm-8pm
Join Shoreline’s Black student leaders as they outline the action plan created. This is a meeting for Shoreline School District Black families only and is being hosted by Black community members DarNesha Weary and Amelia Johnson, and parent and teacher Ranice Innocent. The next town hall meeting will be for white families with Black children who attend Shoreline Schools. Register online and a zoom link will be sent prior to the session.
Multiple Dates (7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23), 7pm-8:30pm
Dar’Nesha Weary, Let’s Do Work, Level One session will focus on innovative ways to cultivate new skills to be a strong leader. Participants will analyze racial equity and discuss how we are socialized to understand and respond to that aspect, thereby exploring how we develop an understanding of ourselves in relation to others. $30 registration fee. Register online.
Fri. July 3, 1pm-2:30pm
Civic Center Playfield, 6th Ave N, Edmonds
Family-friendly community rally to amplify Black voices about what freedom looks like. Planned by Edmonds Black leaders and Black youth, event will feature speakers and performances, collaborative art activities, and a showcase of Black-owned businesses. ASL interpreters and Deaf interpreters will be provided. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to view the program from the field. Masks/face coverings are required. Please leave pets at home (service dogs are of course allowed).
Mon., July 20, 4pm-5pm
Ibram X. Kendi will discuss his renowned book “How to Be an Antiracist” on Monday, July 20 at 7:00 p.m. with Dr. Charlene M. Dukes, president of Prince George’s Community College. Dr. Dukes is the first African-American woman to serve as president of the College and has 30 years of progressive leadership experience and administrative responsibility in higher education. The conversation will be streamed live online on Crowdcast, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter/Periscope.
Black Lives Matter Shoreline and the City of Shoreline’s Public Art Program opened an online video project on how Shoreline residents celebrate Juneteenth, as well as what it means and why it is important. Also known as Freedom Day, Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas and read General Orders, Number 3 informing the people of Texas that all slaves were free. For more information, contact Shoreline’s Public Art Coordinator or Black Lives Matter Shoreline at firstname.lastname@example.org or David Francis at email@example.com.
North King County Mobility Survey – help determine what transportation improvements are needed in the Shoreline area. All participant responses will be anonymous. After completing the survey, participants can be entered to win a gift card.
Sat. June 27, 9am-Noon
Shoreline Community Church, 125 NE 185th St
Mask Distribution for Those in Need (2 opportunities)
Tue. June 30, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 2, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Shorewood High School, 17300 Fremont Ave. N. (Student parking lot, off Fremont Ave.)
The City of Shoreline has received 16,000 masks to distribute and will provide up to 8 free masks per car in drive-through distribution site for Shoreline residents who do not have access to face coverings from other sources. Provided in partnership with Shoreline Fire Department, Shoreline Public Schools, and Public Health - Seattle & King County.
Media Education Foundation – 9 Anti-Racism Videos streaming free through the end of July or view anytime with Kanopy through the King County Library system.
CommUNITY Allies – A 5-day anti-racism Vacation Bible School resource using arts and crafts, movement, and music to talk with kids about empathy, community, and activism will be available for download Starting July 6, ($10-$15). Join Edmonds UMC for CommUNITY Allies VBS July 13-17 or any other time this summer. Register online.
Public Health Insider Blog – What does Phase 2 Mean for Families – Learn what Phase 2 means for your family. A list of questions and answers to help you navigate through some of the confusion as we safely re-open.
Eastside Legal Assistance Program – Legal resources and webinars available. If you are interested in a particular topic, please email Chris Lovings – ELAP’s Community Engagement Manager – at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harborview Abuse and Trauma Center (HATC) is hiring for a Clinical Supervisor (Social Work Supervisor, must have a LICSW) and a Prevention Specialist. For more information, please see the attached job announcements with embedded links to the full job posting at UW HIRES. For questions regarding the supervisor position, please contact Minu Ranna-Stewart at email@example.com. For questions about the prevention position, please contact Rebecca Milliman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
City of Shoreline is hiring Extra Help – Grounds Maintenance Seasonal Laborer in the Public Works Department. See the City’s Jobs page for more info.