^^links of places to donate, volunteer digitally, petitions to sign, etc.^^

DM @atlanta_action on Twitter if you have more resources you'd like to add! This site will be continuously updated with more thorough and relevant information


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Site last updated: March 20th, 2021 @ 2:54PM EST

If you are feeling any COVID symptoms STAY HOME and keep your fellow freedom fighters healthy!

Tips below on how to safely protest and how to find out where actions are being taken around Atlanta

A protest with police involvement is a parade/propaganda at best, and a trap at worst.

Research WHO is organizing the protest and always take new information with a grain of salt. Stay vigilant against misinformation & rumors - follow trusted sources and double check information you share or act on.

Protect yourself and your other protesters by sharing on social media responsibly and as anonymously as possible - both white supremacist groups and police are known to seek revenge against protesters. (Screenshot pics to erase metadata)

Additional Protesting Tips/Myths

  • Never go alone! Always go with a friend or create a pod of trusted comrades you can trust to watch your back

  • If you see someone getting arrested, get them to tell you their name and birthdate before they are taken away so that people can locate and bail them out

  • Don't dance/kneel/march/collaborate with cops - you are helping them create propaganda and you're literally protesting them, they're not your friend and they will tear gas you after

  • Stay out of centennial park - it is easiest for cops to surround and kettle (trap) you

  • Check seals on any bottled drink or packaged food - there have been reports of protesters being poisoned

  • Water in a strong squirt bottle is much better for tear gas in your eyes than milk

Additional Sources of Information & Resources

Source Description
@whereprotest via TwitterAggregate of daily actions in the city - unclear how information is vetted.
@jail_support via TwitterWorks with the ATL Solidarity fund to provide aid to protestors who have been arrested. Visit their website for resources for reporting an arrest, or getting support during/after an arrest. Reach out if you are planning direct action so they can be ready!
@atlradicalart via Twitter + IGA community of local (ATL) artists are committed to the creation of a radical and artistic counterculture in response to the social and political climate of our time. Website
@fkaLuna_ via Twitter / [email protected]Asia Parks is with the Georgia Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild - contact them to get legal observers present at your protests and learn more about Street Law Clinics
@songatlanta via IG & TwitterAtlanta chapter of Southerners On New Ground
@southbendcommons via IGCommunity center organizing supplies and aid for protesters as well as supporting mutual aid projects around the city
@murmur_media via IGArt gallery space providing aid and support to protestors
@atlantaiwoc via IG & TwitterATL chapter of Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee - organizes Jail Support and bails protestors out of jail from atlsolidarity.org funds. Another way to help on the ground is to help with jail support
@tpratlanta_ via IG & TwitterGrassroots collective of organizers created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

You can also help with jail support outside the ACDC or Fulton County jail!

This is a crucial part of caring for protesters - sometimes they release people in the middle of the night, with no phone, none of their belongings, to walk to the MARTA station and just wait for it to open.

I'm still building this part out! Please DM me on Twitter @atlanta_action if you would like to help or have information to contribute.

This page seeks to highlight local grassroots organizations and mutual aid networks led by folks who are a part of the community they serve - meaning, I will not post any national resources that don't have an ATL specific chapter or organizing group. DM me if you have more to add!

OrganizationMissionContact/Website
Access Reproductive Care - Southeast"We help Southerners and their families navigate the pathways to access safe, compassionate, and affordable reproductive care by providing financial and logistical support and building power in our communities through advocacy, education, and leadership development."Website / Twitter / Instagram
Asian Americans Advancing JusticeAAAJ-A's mission is to protect and promote the civil and human rights of AAPIs in Georgia and the Southeast through policy advocacy, legal services, organizing & civic engagement, and impact litigation.Website / Instagram / Twitter
Asian American Advocacy FundThe AAAF's mission is to advocate for the civil and human rights of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Native Hawaiians in Georgia.Website / Instagram / Twitter
Black Alliance for Just Immigration - ATL Chapter (BAJI)BAJI educates and engages African American and black immigrant communities to organize and advocate for racial, social and economic justice. Website / Instagram / Twitter
BYP100 - Mecca/Atlanta ChapterThis Chapter is brand new - BYP100 is National, member-based organization of Black 18-35 year old activists and organizers, dedicated to creating justice and freedom for all Black people.Website / Email: atl.c[email protected] byp100.org
Racial Justice Action CenterRJAC's mission is to engage in transformative organizing to build the grassroots leadership, power, and capacity of marginalized communities to win political, economic, and social transformation in the Atlanta Metro Area.Website / Facebook
Southerners on New Ground - AtlantaSONG is an LGBTQ+ organization that organizes for racial and economic justice in the South - IG is the main online portal for the ATL chapterWebsite / Instagram / Twitter
SNAP 4 Freedom - Solutions not Punishments CollaborativeA Black, trans-led, broad based collaborative to restore an Atlanta where every person has the opportunity to grow and thrive without facing unfair barriers, especially from the criminal legal system.Website / Instagram / Twitter
Southern Fried Queer Pride (SFQP)An Atlanta-based non-profit organization empowering Black queer and QTPOC centered communities in the South through the arts.Website / Instagram / Twitter
SisterSongSisterSong is a Southern based, national membership organization seeking to improve institutional policies and systems that impact the reproductive lives of marginalized communities.Website / Instagram / Twitter
Street GroomersPatrol group dedicated to creating safer communities as an alternative to police (as well as watching out and protecting communities from police brutality). Also does community outreach, gentrification education, and inmate advocacyWebsite

I'm still building this part out! Please DM me on Twitter @atlanta_action if you would like to help or have information to contribute.

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Real change happens right here in our communities. Resources for local politics around Metro Atlanta:

I'm still building this part out! Please DM me on Twitter @atlanta_action if you would like to help or have information to contribute.

We are still in the middle of a global pandemic. For many reasons, some of us may not be able to leave home, but that doesn't mean that you can't get involved.

Here are some ways to get involved and help from home:

Voice your support & demand change and justice by signing petitions.

Participate in a Letter Writing Program
Build solidarity by getting connected with someone in prision to write letters to regularly - please only consider this if you can commit to a sustained, long-term effort.

If you can't pressure city officials by confronting them on the streets, you can pressure and overwhelm their offices by calling, emailing, and tweeting at them.

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms
email: [email protected]
phone: (404) 330-6049
Twitter: @KeishaBottoms
Instagram: @KeishaBottoms

There are many ways to get involved, even if you're staying home!

One way is to use social media to signal boost and spread (vetted) information! It doesn't matter if you have 25 followers or 1,000 - all it takes is one person to make a change.

Food4Life Mutual Aid
Volunteer to help with logistics, marketing, volunteer recruitment, or dispatch. This is a mutual aid group created in response to Covid-19 to offer free grocery delivery to make sure no one goes hungry during this crisis.

HJL Covid-19 Hotline
Volunteer to help with the Covid-19 (English & Español) hotline. You can help your neighbors fight housing discrimination/eviction and connect them to various community resources.

Participate in a Letter Writing Program
Build solidarity by getting connected with someone in prision to write letters to regularly - please only consider this if you can commit to a sustained, long-term effort.

I'm still building this part out! Please DM me on Twitter @atlanta_action if you would like to help or have information to contribute.

Covid-19 Resources

I am not an expert on Covid-19 - this page is just to provide some information on resources available to the community as we support each other to get through this pandemic.

If you have been protesting, please consider getting tested. You are not required to disclose that you were protesting, and probably shouldn't.

Continue to sanitize regularly, wear a mask around anyone you do not live with, and practice social distancing regulations as outlined by the CDC.

ResourceAid DescriptionWebsite/Contact
Food4LifeMutual aid network organizing free grocery delivery. No matter how you're affected by the pandemic, the Food4Life program exists to help everyone survive.atlsurvival.org
Housing Justice LeagueCall the Covid-19 hotline (English & Español) if your housing is being threatened by your landlord. Volunteers can help connect you to resources to fight for your home and support for sex workers, survivors, and HIV+ & immunocompromised folx.English / Español
Metro Atlanta Mutual Aid Fund"We fund Black, Indigenous, and other peoples of color that have endured hardship during the COVID19 pandemic."Website / [email protected] / (404) 913-6932

I haven't personally read every single resource on this page, but have collected this information from different academics and organizers. Please DM me at @atlanta_action if there's something you see that is not accurate.

Anti-Racism Guide

Prison Abolition and Alternatives to Incarceration Starter Resources

Resources for developing thought around Anti-Racism, the Prison-Industrial Complex, #blacklivesmatter, and revolutionary social movements


some infographics

courtesy of @BYP100 DC:

Imagining public safety in a world without police:

Visit this site to learn more about the abolitionist framework below. Put together by a group of abolitionist organizers:


What else can I read?

There are already some reading guides in the resources linked above - here is another comprehensive resource guide of reading material, organized by topic and length. I've included some links to specific texts below:

all images of book covers link to a free pdf or somewhere to purchase the book. I will continue to look for and add free reading resources to this gallery

Resources for Healing and Re-energizing

In fighting for a society rooted in community and social justice, our rest and healing are key to sustainable movement work.

Please consider the seriousness of hospitalization and consider these community-based alternatives to calling 911. At times, hospitalization can be akin to incarceration and can remove a person from systems of care and support that may be more beneficial to their healing.

Resources on this page are both for learning how to support others as well as practice self-care.

Local Resources for Free/Low-Cost Support

Georgia Crisis & Access Line (GCAL)
24/7 mobile response provides immediate on-site crisis management through assessment, de-escalation, consultation and referral with post crisis follow up to assure linkage with recommended services.
1 (800) 715-4225 / website
*Please note, this resource is partnered with the GA Dept. of Behavioral Health

NAMI North Side Atlanta – Helpline
1 (800) 273-8255

Raksha
Promotes a stronger and healthier South Asian community through confidential support services, education, and advocacy.
(1 866) 725-7423 / website

Georgia’s Domestic Violence Hotline
24-Hour hotline providing safety information and referrals
1-800-33-HAVEN

Southern Crescent Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center
Offers free support services for anyone who has been raped, sexually assaulted, sexually harassed, or sexually abused. 24/7 crisis hotline, referrals to community resources, forensic services, victim advocacy, and therapy services.
(770) 477-2177 (24/7) / website

Youth Crisis Text Line
24/7 mental health text line for teens and youth
Text GA to 741-741

Coping with Anxiety/Stress/Panic/Trauma

When confronted with anxiety, these relaxation techniques can help lessen/end your symptoms before they get too extreme. Practicing these skills can help in an emergency.

After a trauma, it’s normal to experience flashbacks, anxiety, and other uncomfortable symptoms. Grounding Techniques help control these symptoms by turning attention away from thoughts, memories, or worries, and refocusing on the present moment.

When confronted with anxiety, these relaxation techniques can help lessen/end your symptoms before they get too extreme. Practicing these skills can help in an emergency.

After a trauma, it’s normal to experience flashbacks, anxiety, and other uncomfortable symptoms. Grounding Techniques help control these symptoms by turning attention away from thoughts, memories, or worries, and refocusing on the present moment.

Radical Mental Health Zine from Organizers of the Occupy Movement (link)

Community Rapid Response to Anti-Asian Violence

On March 16th, 2021, eight people were killed across three different spas in an act of racist, misogynist, and anti-sex work violence. Six of the victims were Asian women.

This page will highlight places to donate, ways to help directly around the ATL area, and organizations working to #StopAsianHate.

Remembering:

Hyun Jung Kim
donate to GoFundMe set up by Ms. Kim's sons here
Sun Cha Kim
donate to GoFundMe set up by Ms. Kim's family here

Other names have been removed until families have given full consent for them to be shared

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Elcias Hernandez-Ortiz, 30
survived, seriously injured- donate to direct GoFundMe here to help with medical costs and facial reconstruction surgery

The Atlanta chapter of Asian Americans Advancing Justice has provided three ways to help below - all images are clickable links.

Other Asian-Centered Orgs:

Asian American Advocacy Fund - a grassroots 501(c)4 social welfare organization dedicated to building a politically-conscious, engaged, and progressive Asian American base in Georgia.

Asian American Resource Center - a community organization whose primary programs are their EL/Civics Class and Rapid Re-Housing Programs. Donate Here

raksha, Inc - Healing, Empowerment Justice for South Asian Survivors primarily serves the South Asian community, addressing social issues such as family and sexual violence and divorce, as well as issues concerning children, senior citizens and new immigrants.
Donation Info Here

CPACS - Center for Pan Asian Community Services - mission is to promote self-sufficiency and equity for immigrants, refugees, and the underprivileged through comprehensive health and social services, capacity building, and advocacy.
Donate Here

Red Canary Song does not have a local chapter, but they are a grassroots collective of Asian & migrant sex workers. It matters that massage parlors were targeted. Whether or not they were sex workers is besides the point - the criminalization of sex work contributed to the harm here.
Resources for + about migrant workers and sex workers
Donate


The police are instruments of white supremacy - they will continue to uphold it and cannot protect us.

Jay Baker, a GA Sheriff's Capt, said simply of the shooter, "yesterday was a really bad day for him and this is what he did."

Increased policing will only bring more harm to our communities and potentially put our most vulnerable in even more danger. Decriminalization of sex work is the only way, and the only path to decriminalization is abolition of police, prisons, and other systems of white supremacy.

Please consider checking out the work done over at the Policing Alternative and Diversion Initiative in Atlanta. Other alternatives to police can be found here.