Anti-Racism Resources

Racism and hatred are the opposites of all that yoga teaches us. The recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery were all horrific acts of violence. Yoga Alliance has chosen to raise our voice in solidarity with the goal of social justice for all. This page has been created as a resource to provide information for those who seek to be informed about the struggle of African Americans, increase their awareness and empathy and contribute to the cause of social justice. Please bookmark this page—it will be updated frequently. If you wish to suggest resources, to be considered for this page, please email us at info@yogaalliance.org.

Helpful Documents

Between the World and Me  by Ta-Nehisi Coates

New Era of Public Safety Report

A Guide to Fair, Safe, and Effective Community Policing

Between the World and Me  by Ta-Nehisi Coates

New Era of Public Safety:
An Advocacy Toolkit for Fair, Safe, and Effective Community Policing

Recommended Reading

Where to Donate

Allure.com | Where to Donate to Support the Black Lives Matter Movement Right Now

Some anti-racism organizations and memorial funds have began redirecting donations due to an outpouring of contributions. Here’s where you can donate instead.

Recommended Websites

Obama Foundation “I’m asking you to believe. Not in my ability to create change—but in yours.” President Barack Obama.

Black Lives Matter The official #BlackLivesMatter Global Network builds power to bring justice, healing, and freedom to Black people across the globe.

Yoga Inspires Life. One Breath at a Time.

Teaching Tolerance Teaching about race, racism and police violence

Showing Up For Racial Justice A national network of groups and individuals working to undermine white supremacy and to work toward racial justice.

The 1619 Project An ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.

Online Articles

usatoday.com 100 ways you can take action against racism right now
Sara M. Moniuszko and Anika Reed
We work to help leaders change their world—and the world needs changing. The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the loss of far too many Black lives to list, have left our nation anguished and outraged. While now is a time for grief and anger, it is also a time for resolve. Find resources below to learn what you can do to create a more just and equitable world. Read more.

Harvard Extension School Blog Exposing Bias: Race and Racism in America
Journalist Robert Fieseler discusses American race relations as a social construct with Harvard Extension instructors and anthropologists Michael Baran and James Herron. Read more.

Take Action

Black Lives Matter #BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. blacklivesmatter.com

Campaign Zero Campaign Zero’s data-informed platform presents comprehensive solutions to end police violence in America. joincampaignzero.org

Color of Change Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, which helps people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. (https://colorofchange.org/)

Community Change Community Change is a national organization that builds the power of low-income people, especially people of color, to fight for a society where everyone can thrive. communitychange.org

Emergent Fund The Emergent Fund provides resources to support grassroots organizing and power building in communities of color who are facing injustice based on racial, ethnic, religious and other forms of discrimination. See a list of the Fund’s grantees since 2017 here.

Equal Justice Initiative The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society. eji.org

Leadership Conference on Civil Rights The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil and human rights coalition. civilrights.org

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals working to undermine white supremacy and to work toward racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability.showingupforracialjustice.org