Support Black Lives Matter: Petitions, Donations, Education & Mental Health Resources
While we started Chorus because we believe every person deserves to live their most fulfilled life, we recognize that systemic racism prevents every person from actually having this opportunity.
That’s why we are committed to doing the work to dismantle these societal elements and ensure our value of accessibility shows up in everything we do at Chorus.
We compiled the resources below to foster learning, action, and greater mental wellbeing.
Please feel free to share this list and spread education and movement towards more compassion and action.
This is not an exhaustive list, so please share any additional recommendations you have.
Resources for the Movement for Black Lives
“Silence is itself an act of acquiescence to a system.” –Ram Dass
- For cities and states to defund the police
- Request that ALL FOUR officers be charged
- Justice for George Floyd
- Justice for Breonna Taylor
- Justice for Tony McDade (transgender black man kill by Tallahassee police)
- Protection of Black voters
See our post for organizations and the causes they support.
One amazing organization that came on our radar since that post is Campaign Zero, to end police violence in America.
These are some of the Black female anti-racism educators to follow. If you have the means, we recommend engaging in additional learning materials available for purchase.
- Specifically in the mindfulness & mental wellness space
- Rachel Cargle: activist & writer
- Bell Hooks: author, professor, feminist, and activist
- Tamika D. Mallory: activist
- Brittney Cooper: author, teacher, and activist
- Brittany Packnett Cunningham: activist and co-founder of Campaign Zero
- Patrisse Cullors-Brignac: founder of Black Lives Matter
- Layla F. Saad: author of Me and White Supremacy
- Alicia Garza: activist and writer
Two workshops we have started with, and encourage others to check out include:
Spiritual Activism 101 by Rachel Ricketts
Anti-Racism for Wellness Professionals: How to Show up Better by Chrissy King
Mindfulness and Mental Health Resources for Communities of Color
- The Loveland Foundation: therapy and other healing opportunities for Black women and girls
- Therapy for Black Girls: to make therapy accessible for Black women so they can be seen, heard and understood
- Liberate Meditation: a meditation app for the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color community
- Black Zen: meditation resources and educational materials to incorporate mindfulness in communities that currently bear the brunt of social, economic, and political injustice
- Black Girl Om: meditations and other resources to create space for Black women to breathe easy and to work towards a world where womxn of color are liberated, empowered, and seen