Resources to Combat Anti-Black Racism

June 1, 2020

The National APIDA Panhellenic Association (NAPA) released a statement on May 27, 2020 calling for APIDA Solidarity Against Anti-Black Racism. As a trade association for APIDA fraternities and sororities, we understand that it is our responsibility to call our members to action and mobilize our communities to create change. To help our members understand the urgency of the movement and become involved, we have compiled this guide of resources for the APIDA community. If you are a part of the APIDA community, please utilize this guide to engage in advocacy work and circulate within your organizations, networks, and family.

Social Media Accounts to Follow

  • @southasians4blacklives South Asians 4 Black Lives
  • @southasiansmh South Asian Sexual & Mental Health Alliance
  • @ckyourprivilege Check Your Privilege
  • @blackvisionscollective Black Visions Collective
  • @colorlinesnews Colorlines News & Media
  • @AntiracismCtr Antiracism Center
  • @blackwomensblueprint BlackWomen’s Blueprint
  • @eji_org Equal Justice Initiative
  • @civilrightsorg The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • @mpowerchange MPower Change, a Muslim-led grassroots movement
  • @raicestexas RAICES
  • Books to Read, Films/Videos/Documentaries to Watch, & Podcasts/Recordings to Listen To

  • How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga Yamahtta-Taylor
  • Negroes With Guns by Robert F. Williams
  • The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture & The San Domingo Revolution by C.L.R. James
  • Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon
  • The Deacons For Defense – Armed Resistance & The Civil Rights Movement by Lance Hill
  • Let Your Motto Be Resistance: A Handbook For Organizing New Afrikan and Oppressed Communities for Self-Defense by The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
  • Pushout: the Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Monique W. Morris
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • Black Feminist Thought Patricia Hill Collins
  • Black & Asian Solidarity in NYC: What We’ve Learned
  • 13th (Netflix)
  • I Am Not Your Negro (Amazon Prime)
  • A Decade of Watching Black People Die (NPR)
  • Why the Coronavirus is Hitting Black Communities the Hardest (Spotify Podcast)
  • Racism Cont’d (Spotify Podcast)
  • The Negro in American Culture, 1961 (YouTube)
  • Black Feminism & the Movement for Black Lives: Barbara Smith, Reina Gossett, Charlene Carruthers (YouTube)
  • Other Actions to Take

  • Explore ways to help the Black Lives Matter movement and take action with the George Floyd Resource Compilation
  • Write Your Senators and Demand Change
  • Demand justice for #BreonnaTaylor and take action here
  • Support Black-led racial justice organizations
  • Donate funds for victims of police brutality: Justice for Mychael Johnson, Justice for Jamee, Destany Harris Memorial, Justice for Dion Johnson, Fund for Tony McDade, Fund for James Scurlock, and others
  • Support the NAACP #WeAreDoneDying Campaign
  • Pledge to Vote
  • Support and explore resources from Movement for Black Lives (M4BL)
  • Become a member of the National Police Accountability Project
  • Support the Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) and take the #SheSafeWeSafe pledge
  • Join or donate to Color of Change
  • Donate your time and money to help protestors
  • Have an open and honest discussion with children, family, and friends about racial justice, police violence, and anti-Blackness (and use Letters for Black Lives for translation to 20+ languages)
  • Learn how to safely and ethically film police misconduct
  • Text “FLOYD”, “JUSTICE”, and “ENOUGH” to 55156
  • Join Campaign Zero and learn more about how to end police violence in America with various policy solutions
  • Educate yourself and others on the anti-racism terminology being used
  • Identify appropriative and problematic language and call it out when you see or hear it
  • While this is by no means a full outline of all the possible solutions and resources available, we hope that it encourages you to engage in conversations, reflect on ways to make a difference, and empowers you to create change in your communities. NAPA stands in resounding solidarity with the Black community and is committed to ending anti-Black racism.


    About NAPA
    NAPA organizations set the gold standard for Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) fraternities and sororities. In addition to meeting the association’s base standards, NAPA member organizations are exposed to resources and expertise to help them continually improve and be the best they can be. Universities, Greek Councils, and students want the best APIDA fraternities and sororities on campus and they can find them in NAPA.

    Bilal Badruddin, Chair
    National APIDA Panhellenic Association

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