Ways to Get Involved: RESOURCES

NAAAP Detroit firmly believes that Asian American communities must bolster Black-led justice organizing groups in Minneapolis, Detroit, and cities across the country. As we stand with the Black community, we choose to center George Floyd’s life and his family’s demands for justice while also working to quash underlying, systemic anti-Blackness. 

Join us in our effort by partnering with us to advocate, educate, and donate, either by partnering with us using the link above, or by getting involved in our growing list of initiatives below:


Text “Floyd” to 55156 (sponsored by Color of Change) and other #BlackLivesMatter advocacy petitions

Call DA Michael Freeman at (612) 324-4499 or your local DA and demand them to drop all charges against protestors—no more prosecutions.

Email your local police department to inquire about their use of body cameras, if any.

Express support for Reps. Pressley and Omar’s initiatives to stop police brutality by calling your congressional representative

26 Ways to Be in the Struggle Beyond the Streets

For attorneys interested in pro bono work


Baratunde Thurston: How to Deconstruct Racism, One Headline at a Time

Open Yale Course: African American History: From Emancipation to the Present

Black and Asian Solidarity in NYC: What We Have Learned (Life Panel Streamed by BUFU)

Michelle Kim: “20+ Allyship Actions for Asians to Show Up for the Black Community Right Now” 

30+ Ways Asians Perpetuate Anti-Black Racism Everyday

Center for Policing Equity: The Science of Justice: Race, Arrests, and Police Use of Force”

Black Women Radicals and Asian American Feminist Collective (AAFC) Solidarity Reading List

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

Anguish and Action

Rachel Cargle, The Great Unlearn

Layla F. Saad, Me & White Supremacy

Instagram: “A Guide to White Privilege” by @courtneyahndesign

“A Guide to the Model Minority Myth” by @courtneyahndesign

“Resources for Allyship” compiled by @nickisun

“South Asian Guide to Speaking to Family about Anti-Blackness: How to be an Ally to the Black Community” by @loudmouthladkis

South Asian Resources on the Web:

  1. Why Indians Pissed off With Racism and Police Brutality in the US Don’t Care About the Same Issues in Their Own Country: https://www.vice.com/en_in/article/889g9k/why-indians-pissed-off-with-racism-and-police-brutality-in-the-us-dont-care-about-the-same-issues-in-their-own-country-muslim-casteism-violence-minority?fbclid=IwAR3hI-
  2. South Asians and Black Lives: https://medium.com/@dviyer/south-asians-and-black-lives-b30adaba6a42
  3. Why We Aren’t Talking and What Can We Do: https://approachtherapy.com/2020/06/03/why-we-arent-talking-and-what-we-can-do/
  4. Facebook post from Meera Mohan-Graham: https://www.facebook.com/2100972/posts/10100786954553582/?d=n
  5. Event: South Asians in Defense of Black Lives -Conversation with Zoé Samudzi: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/south-asians-in-defense-of-black-lives-conversation-with-zoe-samudzi-tickets-107629817682?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing
  6. Twitter: Academics for Black Lives: https://twitter.com/Academics4BSW
  7. Twitter: South Asian Mental Health: https://twitter.com/SouthAsianMH/status/126805583263936926
  8. The Secret History of South Asian and African American Solidarity: https://blackdesisecrethistory.org


Detroit Justice Center

Black Visions Collective 

Reclaim the Block

Know Your Rights Camp 

Minnesota Freedom Fund 

George Floyd Memorial Fund (gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd)

In Memory of Tony McDade

Campaign Zero

Black Lives Matter

National Bail Fund Network 

Communities United Against Police Brutality

I Run With Maud

NAACP Legal Defense Fund 

American Civil Liberties Union 

The Louisville Community Bail Fund

The Equal Justice Initiative 

The Marsha P. Johnson Institute

We the Protestors


Center for Black Equity

Black Trans Advocacy Coalition

National Bail Out