Resources

Local Resources

African American Legacy Fund of Indianapolis – CICF
The African American Legacy Fund of Indianapolis is a collective philanthropic initiative working to improve life-affirming outcomes for African Americans in our community. We will do this by raising awareness and advocating on issues affecting the African-American community, developing civic leaders, cultivating donors, making charitable investments in our community and building philanthropic assets.
 
The Bail Project
The Bail Project, Inc. is an unprecedented effort to combat mass incarceration at the front end of the system. We pay bail for people in need, reuniting families and restoring the presumption of innocence.
 

Child Advocates – Interrupting Racism for Children
IRFC is a two-day, interactive workshop where Indy-area community members and leaders have the opportunity to feel, heal and grow with one another to confront racism. Participants leave the workshop with a greater sense of their own power and tools on how to interrupt the key elements designed to keep racism in place. (Note: This training is not just for those who work with children.)
 

Diversity Roundtable of Central Indiana
The Roundtable provides a forum for leaders, advocates, and supporters of organizational diversity, equity and inclusion efforts to network, enhance diversity competencies, and advocate for diversity inclusive policies and practices.
 
Flanner House
To support, advocate for and empower individuals, children and families [on the Northwest side of Indianapolis] by applying educational, social and economic resources that move members of the community towards stabilization, and self-sufficiency.
 
Indiana Black Expo
IBE celebrates cultural diversity and inclusiveness across all races, ethnicities, nationalities, generations, socioeconomic levels and religious affiliations. We continue to strive for excellence by providing unique events and programs that reflect the changing landscape of Indiana and the world. Our commitment to excellence through personal enhancement and community development exemplify our dedication to improving the quality of life for all.
 
Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper
From the beginning, the Recorder has been an advocate for those who could not express their thoughts or concerns; we’ve also been a supplier of truth and justice. The vision of our founders was to create a publication that would speak to and for the people. The Recorder today continues to hold that original vision in high regard. We communicate in order to increase awareness, educate and motivate the community as well as preserve the community’s knowledge of relevant issues.
 
Indianapolis Urban League
The Indianapolis Urban League (IUL) was founded in the fall of 1965 as a non-profit, non-partisan, interracial community-based social service/civil rights organization by the late Thomas W. Binford and the late Atty. Henry J. Richardson, Jr.
 
KHEPRW (KI) Institute
Kheprw Institute (KI) is a community organization that works to create a more just, equitable, human-centered world by nurturing youth and young adults to be leaders, critical thinkers and doers who see the people in any community as the most valuable assets and are committed to working with marginalized communities to bring about change that leads to empowered self-sustainable communities.
 
Marion County Bar Association
The Marion County Bar Association (“MCBA”) was originally founded in 1925 and is the Indianapolis affiliate of the National Bar Association (“NBA”), America’s oldest and largest national network of predominantly Black attorneys and judges. … MCBA’s mission is to support the professionalism and collegiality of attorneys, judges, and law students in the Indianapolis area by providing a forum for meaningful political involvement, positive economic development, broad opportunities for continuing legal education, and active participation in social justice initiatives that impact people of color within our local community.

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National Resources

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NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. LDF also defends the gains and protections won over the past 75 years of civil rights struggle and works to improve the quality and diversity of judicial and executive appointments.
 
Teachers’ Treasures
Teachers’ Treasures, in partnership with local businesses, charitable foundations, neighborhood organizations and individual contributors, helps fill this need by operating a volunteer-based “Store for Teachers.”  Donated educational supplies and other materials are distributed via this unique conduit to teachers for the benefit of their students. We serve teachers from any school (public, private, charter, or parochial) in Marion County and the immediately surrounding school districts with 60% of more of the student population on the free or reduced lunch programs are eligible.
 
Time to Rise 2020 (Facebook Group with over 15,000 members)
Mission: To be a powerful forum for women leaders and change agents to incubate ideas and advocate for policies aimed at creating a safe, fair and equitable environment for Black people in America. In partnership with allies, friends and supporters of all races and genders, we aim to be a voice for the voiceless, a helping hand for the disadvantaged, a shield for the oppressed, and a catalyst for meaningful reform.”

The Peace Church Alliance
Quakers, Brethren, and Mennonites have been called “Peace Churches” for our shared commitment to non-violence. We don’t own these conversations—but we fearlessly hold them—and actively seek to bend the arc of the dialogue toward equity and peace. … [A]ny person, church, or organization committed to Positive Peace can join us as an “Alliance Partner,” and has a voice here. Although America’s Peace Churches have worked against oppression and for peace since before our nation was founded—the struggle goes on today—and we can’t do it without you.

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Educational Resources

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Books: Nonfiction

Books: Fiction/Poetry

Documentaries

Films

  • Amistad
  • Mississippi Burning
  • To Kill a Mocking Bird
  • Malcolm X
  • The Color Purple

Podcasts

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