Jane’s Due Process stands in solidarity with efforts to end police violence against the Black community in America. We say the names of those who have been murdered – George Floyd, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor – and honor the countless others who have lost their lives to police brutality.
It is not enough for us to just state that #BlackLivesMatter. Anti-racism requires us as an organization to commit to dismantling white supremacy. It requires us to identify how anti-Blackness shows up in our internal and external policies. It forces us to evaluate how we do our programmatic work . And it calls us to follow the leadership of Black-led organizations and organizers that are pushing for racial justice.
Please join us as we educate ourselves about anti-racism and join the national movement for change:
Texas Bail Funds & Racial Justice Organizations:
400 +1– 400+1 is a framework for the global empowerment and wealth of Black people. We are dedicated to nurturing the collective imagination of the African Diaspora in an effort to build societies that preserve human dignity.
The Afiya Center – The Afiya Center serves Black women and girls by transforming their relationship with their sexual and reproductive health through addressing the consequences of reproduction oppression.
Austin Justice Coalition – Austin Justice Coalition is a Racial Justice Group that educates and builds community power for people of color who live in Austin, Texas that need support, community, and liberation during a time of systemic injustice in America.
Black Lives Matter – Houston – Black Lives Matter Houston is an organization that addresses the issues that affect Black folks and collaborates with partners to build a healthy, educated and financially stable Black community.
Black Mamas ATX – The Black Mamas Community Collective’s goal is to reduce and ultimately eliminate the alarming maternal mortality and morbidity rates among Black women. Through programs, increased awareness, training, outreach and research, the Black Mamas Community Collective is leading the charge in Travis County to help Black mothers get the education and access to resources needed to have healthy pregnancies and birthing experiences.
Faith in Texas Bail Fund – Dallas – The Luke 4:18 Bail Fund, overseen and managed by Faith in Texas, aims to draw attention to the inequities within the money bail system and engage community members – especially those directly impacted – in the processes to address those injustices.
Fronterizx Fianza Fund – El Paso – The Fronterizo Fianza Fund is a community bond (fianza) fund based in El Paso and serving Far West Texas and New Mexico.
Houston Bail Fund – hosted by Pure Justice and Black Lives Matter Houston, both organizations are using resources to post bonds, secure legal assistance, and provide rides from jail if necessary.
Restoring Justice Bail Fund – Houston – Restoring Justice’s mission is to end mass incarceration. We protest racial injustice through our work every day. In the courtroom and in the community.
Texas Organizing Project Community Bail Out Fund – Bexar, Harris and Dallas Counties – Texas Organizing Project organizes Black and Latino communities in Dallas, Harris and Bexar counties with the goal of transforming Texas into a state where working people of color have the power and representation they deserve.
National Bail Funds & Resources:
Color of Change – We help people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by 1.7 million members, we move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America.
Movement For Black Lives – The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) formed in December of 2014, was created as a space for Black organizations across the country to debate and discuss the current political conditions, develop shared assessments of what political interventions were necessary in order to achieve key policy, cultural and political wins, convene organizational leadership in order to debate and co-create a shared movement-wide strategy.
Marsha P. Johnson Institute – The Marsha P. Johnson Institute (MPJI) protects and defends the human rights of BLACK transgender people. We do this by organizing, advocating, creating an intentional community to heal, developing transformative leadership, and promoting our collective power.
National Bail Fund Network – The National Bail Fund Network is made up of over sixty community bail and bond funds across the country.
SisterSong – The largest national, Black-led multi-ethnic Reproductive Justice collective. We are dedicated to growing and supporting the RJ movement, and to uplifting the voices and building the capacity of our movement sisters to win access to abortion and all other reproductive rights.
Undoing Racism: The People’s Institute for Survival – The People’s Institute believes that racism is the primary barrier preventing communities from building effective coalitions and overcoming institutionalized oppression and inequities.
Readings, videos and resources:
- 5 Ways White People Can Take Action in Response to White and State-Sanctioned Violence – by Showing Up For Racial Justice
- Abolition & Reproductive Justice – by Young Womxn of Color for Reproductive Justice, A project of Advocates for Youth
- Anti-racism resource guide
- Beyond the Hashtag: How to Take Anti-Racist Action
- Centering Black Feminisms for This Moment & Beyond– M4BL webinar recording
- Code Switch Podcast
- Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad
- Recursos antirracistas en español
- White Fragility: Why it’s so hard for white people to talk about race by Robin DiAngelo