Toolkits

Seeking to take your advocacy to the next level? Our toolkits can help.

Climate Advocacy Toolkit

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Racial Equality Toolkit

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Educational Tools
Articles

Climate Justice is Racial Justice, Racial Justice is Climate Justice
Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., Hip Hop Caucus  |  shondaland  |  June 22, 2021

Racism is Killing the Planet
Hop Hopkins  |  Sierra Club  |  June 8, 2021

I’m a black climate expert. Racism derails our efforts to save the planet.
Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, CEO Ocean Collectiv, Founder Urban Ocean Lab  |  Washington Post  |  June 3, 2021

Climate Activists: Here’s Why Your Work Depends on Ending Police Violence
Dany Sigwalt, Co-Director of the Power Shift Network  |  Medium  |  June 3, 2021

Black Environmentalists Talk About Climate and Anti-Racism
 |  New York Times  |  June 3, 2021

Racism, Police Violence, and the Climate are not Separate Issues
Bill McKibben  |  The New Yorker  |  June 4, 2021

What ‘Racism Is a Public Health Issue’ Means
Lila Thulin  |  Smithsonian  |  July 20, 2020

Robert Bullard: How Environmental Racism Shapes the US 
Robert Bullard  |  PBS  |  March 3, 2020

Environmentalism’s Racist History 
Jedediah Purdy  |  The New Yorker  |  August 13, 2015

Audio

The link between climate change, health, and poverty  |  TEDMed  |  Dr. Cheryl Holder
Impactful ways clinicians can protect their patients from climate-related health challenges – and calls on doctors, politicians and others to build a care system that incorporates economic and social justice.

Podcast – 1619  |  New York Times
An audio series on how slavery has transformed America, connecting past and present through the oldest form of storytelling.

Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast  |  Race Forward
Features movement voices, stories, and strategies for racial justice.

Podcast – The Coolest Show  |  Think 100%
Redefines how we win on climate and environmental justice centering Black and Brown climate activists and communities of color.

Books

A Terrible Thing To Waste: Environmental Racism And Its Assault On The American Mind by Harriet A. Washington

As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock by Dina Gilio-Whitaker

Environmental Justice in a Moment of Danger by Julie Sze

Climate Change From the Streets by Michael Méndez

Latinx Environmentalisms: Place, Justice, and the Decolonial edited by Sarah D. Wald, David J. Vázquez, Priscilla Solis Ybarra and Sarah Jaquette Ray

Full Spectrum Resistance by Aric McBay

Indigenous Environmental Justice edited by Karen Jarratt-Snider and Marianne O. Nielsen

Poisoned Water: How the Citizens of Flint, Michigan, Fought for Their Lives and Warned the Nation by Candy J. Cooper with Marc Aronson

Unearthing Justice: How to Protect Your Community From the Mining Industry by Joan Kuyek

Whose Water Is It, Anyway? Taking Water Protection Into Public Hands by Maude Barlow

Standing With Standing Rock: Voices from the #NoDAPL Movement edited by Nick Estes and Jaskiran Dhillon

One Earth: People of Color Protecting Our Planet by Anuradha Rao

Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land by Leah Penniman

Who Killed Berta Cáceres? Dams, Death Squads and an Indigenous Defender’s Battle for the Planet by Nina Lakhani

Toxic Communities: Environmental Racism, Industrial Pollution, and Residential Mobility by Dorceta Taylor

Dumping In Dixie: Race, Class, And Environmental Quality, Third Edition by Robert D. Bullard

Environmentalism and Economic Justice: Two Chicano Struggles in the Southwest by Laura Pulido

Environmental Inequalities: Class, Race, and Industrial Pollution in Gary, Indiana, 1945-1980 by Andrew Hurley

If You Poison Us: Uranium and Native Americans by Peter H. Eichstaedt

Packing Them In: An Archaeology of Environmental Racism in Chicago, 1865-1954 by Sylvia Hood Washington

Forcing the Spring: The Transformation of the American Environmental Movement by Robert Gottlieb

Films
Available for Free

Beyond Recognition – Watch Here

Just Mercy – Watch Here

King in the Wilderness – Watch Here​​

The Hate U Give – Available free on all digital platforms

The Murder of Fred Hampton – Watch Here​​

Films to Rent

Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975
Examines the evolution of the Black Power movement in American society.

Clemency
Years of carrying out death row executions are taking a toll on Warden Bernadine Williams.

Fruitvale Station
An altercation with police that ended in tragedy. Based on a true story.
I Am Not Your Negro
A revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of  Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Selma
In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage.

Films on Streaming Services

13th (Netflix)
The intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States.

3 Minutes, Ten Bullets (HBO)
Follows the story of a shooting, a trial, the role of the media, and protest.

4 Little Girls (HBO)
A documentary that tells the heartbreaking story of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing of 1963.

American Son (Netflix)
An estranged couple reunite in a Florida police station to help find their missing teenage son.

Blindspotting (Netflix)
A bond with his volatile best friend soon gets tested when Collin sees a police officer shoot a suspect in the back during a chase through the streets.

Dear White People(Netflix)
Follows a group of students of color at Winchester University, a predominantly white Ivy League college.

Dispatches from Cleveland
Tells the account of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, a Black Cleveland native who was fatally shot in the park by a 26-year old white police officer in 2014 for carrying a toy gun.

Freedom Riders
The tale of Black activists who challenged segregation head-on via the Freedom Rides of 1961.

If Beale Street Could Talk (Hulu)
Follows a young woman who seeks to clear the name of her wrongly charged lover and prove his innocence.

King in the Wilderness (HBO)
A portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. during the last years of his life.

Let It Fall: Los Angeles (Netflix)
A documentary that takes a cold, hard look at the time period of 1982 to 1992 in L.A.—a decade of police brutality and racial injustice that led to the Rodney King riots of 1992.

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (Netflix)
A biographical documentary highlighting the strong light that is Maya Angelou.

See You Yesterday (Hulu)
Two teenage science prodigies spend every spare minute working on their latest homemade invention: backpacks that enable time travel.

Strong Island (Netflix)
This documentary tells the account of the chilling 1992 murder of William Ford, Jr., a 24-year-old Black teacher and brother to Strong Island’s director, Yance Ford.

The Central Park Five (Amazon Prime)
The Central Park Five exposes the horrifying injustice that was served to five Black and Latino teens in a 1989 crime.

The Force (Netflix)
This piece follows the police force in Oakland, California in its two-year attempt to rebuild trust and peace amongst their community.

What Happened, Miss Simone? (Netflix)
A biographical documentary highlighting the life and work of Nina Simone, a black female musician and activist who rose to fame during the 1960s.

When They See Us (Netflix)
In 1989 a jogger was assaulted and raped in New York’s Central Park, and five young people were subsequently charged with the crime.

Whose Streets (Hulu)
A documentary film about the murder of an unarmed Black man by the name of Michael Brown, and the Ferguson uprising.

Webinars

Weathering The Storm: The Role of Healthcare Systems in Promoting Resilience
Dr. Amy Collins and Eugenia Gibbons | Health Care Without Harm | November 12, 2021

Organizations

Green Voices of Color
Black, Brown, Yellow, Indigenous Voices in a Green (read:white) Movement. Curated by the writer, Mary Annaïse Heglar, this group is a good place to find writings by people of color.

State Updates & Resources