We have created three workshops to support the discussion our partner orgs have been building momentum for in their local work: Combating Islamaphobia, Intersectionality 101, and Black Future Legends: Audre Lorde. Please download the workshops and/or reach out to the following local orgs that are participating in our national action.
Want to educate yourself, your GSA, your school, or your community for #BlackFutureLegends Month and GSA Day for Racial Justice? Use the following resources to put together a workshop, teach-in, or teach-out about movement history and lead a discussion on how that can inspire our work today.
Audre Lorde talks about her experiences with addressing or rather living the intersections of oppression and how that is both a source of power and oppressions as a black lesbian woman. Her poems and works speak to the legacy of all oppressed people and how we survive. Some great pieces to get started:
- The Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power
- There is no hierarchy of oppression
- A Litany of Survival
A Herstory of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement
The #BlackLivesMatter movement was started by three black queer women: Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi. Alicia Garza gives a herstory of the movement, making the connection between being black and queer.
Get Yr Rights Toolkit
Get resources and learn about organizing an LGBTQ youth focused campaign around community policing.
The Black Radical Tradition
This resource is all about the emerging history of black radicalism, but is 536 pages and immense. Each piece features unique perspectives on racism, sexism, capitalism, and the future of this country from some of the nation’s foremost black radical thinkers, organizers, activists, and leaders going as far back as early 1900s with W.E.B Dubois and ending in the late seventies/eighties with the Black Panthers and the Puerto Rican nationalist movement.
Homophobia is a Legacy of Colonialism: Think Africa Press
This resource shares modern perspectives about sexual violence and exploitation of black bodies in modern Africa and how its influenced by colonialism.
Imperial Leather: Race, Gender, and Sexuality Contest
This resource can be used to draw connections between imperialism, gender policing, gender-based violence, and the imperialist oppression of our sexuality.