Compiled by the Team at B Lab U.S. & Canada.
We cannot credibly build an inclusive economic system without addressing the fundamental injustice, inequity and violence that disproportionately impact Black people and other People of Color.?
As a community of responsible business leaders, we must get to work to move beyond rhetoric and take meaningful action against racism.
For more information about what we're doing, you can read B Lab's statement on anti-racism by Dr. Ellonda L. Williams, B Lab’s Director of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and read?an urgent letter from Anthea Kelsick, Co-CEO of B Lab U.S. & Canada.
We recognize that it is not enough to be quietly non-racist — we have a responsibility to become vocal, visible anti-racist leaders in our businesses and communities. The team at B Lab U.S. & Canada has compiled ways to step up in your organization and as an individual.?If you'd like to submit a resource to be considered for this page, please fill out our submission form here.?
What Your Company?Can Do
A collection of professional resources on guiding teams, providing individual support, and centering equity and justice in company practices.
A platform that provides?FAQs access to additional support if needed, and a way for businesses and organizations to get their PPP COVID relief loan applications submitted and funded.
A collaborative initiative designed to grow Black businesses and their communities based on research that shows if 15% of Black-owned businesses are able to hire one more employee, the American economy could grow by $55 billion.
A piece by Michelle Kim on what you do and say to boost psychological safety in your workplace and elsewhere.
Bryce Celloto shares what managers and organizational leaders can do to support black lives.
The Management Center creates tools for managers that honor the humanity of their teammates.
By?Ryan Honeyman and Dr. Tiffany Jana, this book guides companies on the what, why, and how of B Corp certification. The?second edition?has been expanded and updated to include a much stronger focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
From Cultivating Capital, specific practices that business owners can implement to change their organizations from within.
A practical guide to leading for equity and inclusion and building an antiracist workplace.
From F4S, a?compilation of statistics about racism?in the workplace and simple steps you can take to fight racism in your organization.
A resource by Diversity Equity Inclusiveness Consulting on how managers and leaders can play a role in addressing trauma their employees are experiencing.
Supports and pushes the nonprofit sector to tackle the most significant social issues of our time.
This article by Zak Sinclair and others explores organizational and movement-building tensions to unearth potential places of unity and develop a more holistic framework for change.
A national network of nearly 90 capacity-builders who love what we do and are committed to staying rooted in social justice and movement building.
A collection of anti-racist actions and learnings from Certified B Corporations, compiled by the team at B Lab U.S. & Canada.
Beverly works directly with human services agencies, organizations and individuals who serve in a professional, support services and or caregiving capacity.
BEAM has shared these graphic prompts for personal journaling and discussion.
Organizations & Leaders
A B Corp-led?all person of color group whose goal is to name, disrupt, and dismantle white supremacy.
Black Visions Collective puts into practice the lessons learned from organizations before us in order to shape a political home for Black people across Minnesota.
CTUL is an organization led by low-wage workers, dedicated to building the power and leadership of low-wage workers.
The Minneapolis chapter of Black Lives Matter.?
TakeAction Minnesota is a statewide, multiracial, multi-generational, grassroots membership organization.?
The Minneapolis chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of People is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization.
The Twin Cities Metro Area chapter of Black Lives Matter.
A Twin-Cities based organization that was created to deal with police brutality on an ongoing basis.
Supports clients to work in diverse cultural contexts so that everyone can fully engage in organizational or community work.
Supports clients to work in diverse cultural contexts so that everyone can fully engage in organizational or community work.
A multi-generational network of currently and formerly undocumented Black people that fosters community.
The Runway Project aims to bridge the monetary gap and create solutions that help Black entrepreneurs take off.
A training by Black Feminist Future for seasoned organizers and movement builders on how to design productive agendas, move through conflict, stand in your own power.
Black Lives Matter’s mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.
The Black Immigrant Collective is a Minnesota Black-led immigrant organization that works at the intersection of Blackness and migration.
A multi-racial, grassroots organization committed to fighting for racial justice and building bridges across racial, social, and economic lines.
An organization uniting Latinxs in Minnesota in active grassroots communal democracy that builds racial, gender, social and economic justice across community lines.
Works toward permanent change in racial, social, and economic justice by increasing civic engagement and voter participation across the state, especially focused in underrepresented communities.
Organizes Minneapolis community and city council members to move money from the police department into other areas of the city’s budget that truly promote community health and safety.?
An organization committed to bridging the economic gap and increasing trade within the Black Business diaspora and between mainstream local and international markets for a more thriving and inclusive interconnected Canadian economy.
A collective of advocates, yoga teachers, artists, and more committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black communities.
A network of social justice movement leaders who identify as trans and cisgender women of color, and gender non-conforming people of color.?
A woman of color (WOC) empowerment brand focused on building economic equity through wearable art and social justice entrepreneurship.
Race Forward brings systemic analysis and an innovative approach to complex race issues to help people take effective action toward racial equity.
What You Can Do
As individuals, businesses, and communities, we have the collective power to demand and drive systemic change. If you don’t know where to start, consider the resources below.
A national list of resources to engage in?anti-racist work specifically surrounding?police brutality.
Includes lots of petitions, educational resources, Twitter threads, donation organizations, police complaint scripts, zip codes for international donors, and legal advice.?
An extensive library of Black authors and philosophers, including multiple free ebooks.
Resources from the Dismantle Collective for white allies to have a starting point to do the work and engage in analysis, education, and action on anti-racism.?
SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability.
This document is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now.?
A resource to find places to donate (mostly bail funds), reading lists for non-Black allies, resources for protesters, mental health resources, and Black/POC people to follow on social media
Includes relevant events, petitions, places to donate (GoFundMe, bail funds, organizations, and individuals), information for protesters including legal resources, education resources, information regarding specific cases of police brutality, and other resources.
Includes background info for why protests are happening, explains philosophy behind ACAB and why “All Lives Matter” isn’t helpful, donation & petition links, contact info for Minneapolis public officials, steps to take instead of calling the cops, and other resources.
From the Ellevate Network, this playbook shares struggles Black women face in the workplace, what it means to be a mentor and a sponsor, how you can find your allies at work and thrive as a woman of color, how you can be an ally at work, and advice from powerful Black voices.
Political Action,?Fundraising, &?Petitions
Join a collective action initiative to demand policy and systems change in the U.S. and Canada.
Call: 502-735-1784 to demand officers John Mattingly, Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove be terminated and charged with the murder of Breonna Taylor. Please see the calling script here.
Eight policies that can decrease police violence. You can take action and call your mayor or sheriff today.
A petition demanding public racial data on police involved deaths in Canada.
A petition to have?the Edmundston police officer responsible for the murder of Chantel Moore?criminally charged
A resource by @yanliism on Twitter and?principles?to guide corporate response.
July 7th is #blackoutday2020. No purchases made at all on this day in solidarity with the BLM movement.?
Includes petitions, places to text, call & donate, additional resources, and info for protesters.
sixnineteen is mobilizing on Juneteenth weekend, and you can join them by taking action from home, in your community, or in Washington, D.C.
A petition to get major retailers to buy 15% of products from Black-Owned businesses.
The Know Your Rights Camp Legal Defense Initiative has identified and teamed up with top defense lawyers and civil rights lawyers nationwide to provide legal resources for those in need.
A petition to have?the Toronto officers responsible for the murder of Regis Korchinski-Paquet tried and fired without pay.
A petition to have?the officers responsible for the murder of D’Andre Campbell?tried and fired without pay
Includes lots of places to donate (bail funds and nonprofits), relevant articles and literature, petitions, food banks, mental health resources, and other resources.
100% of ad revenue will be donated to Black Lives Matter & associated bail funds. Don’t skip the ads!?
*has known protest(s), taken primarily from US Youth Climate Strike’s BLM Actions Database.
Cash bail perpetuates institutional racism, cycles of poverty, and mass incarceration. The funds below use donated money to secure pretrial release without the high fees associated with bail bonds.
A resource to split a donation between 70+ community bail funds, mutual aid funds, and racial justice organizers.
85+ bail funds organized by city/jurisdiction specifically for protesters, law firms supporting protesters w/ contact info.
The foundation will match any donation 3:1. Funds will be split between BLM and The Bail Project.
Secures the liberty and safety of people held in jail or immigration detention, focusing on LGBTQ individuals and announced that they are paying protesters’ bail.
A Black-led and Black-centered collective building a community-based movement to support our folks and end systems of pretrial detention and ultimately mass incarceration. Organizes #BlackMamasBailOut annually.
Working to undermine white supremacy and to work toward racial justice. SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability.
For more information on bail funds specific to individual U.S. states and Canada, click here.
Shop Black-owned B Corps
We are compiling a directory of Black-owned businesses in our community. This is an opt-in platform. If you would like to add your business, please let us know here.
Here are other places where you can shop Black.
The largest online marketplace for Black-owned businesses.
A digital resource center for Black entrepreneurs and their businesses.
A business directory and app with over 1,800 Black businesses and counting.
The first Black-Owned food delivery service based in the country that partners with Black-Owned Businesses so anyone can find and support them instantly and conveniently.
An organization that promotes a variety of Black-owned businesses in Toronto and the surrounding areas.?
An online Rolodex of Black-owned or operated businesses with a focus on those located in the state of North Carolina.
Who to Follow
Eight recommended organizations and individuals to follow, learn from, and amplify.
Dismantle Collective - ?@DismantleWSC
Anthony N. Morgan - @AnthonyNMorgan
Black Authority - @theblackchannel
CTUL - @ctul_tc?
Desmond Cole - @DesmondCole
Justin Moore, Liberation Attorney - @Justin.a.moore
Sandy Hudson - @sandela
Tamika D. Mallory -?@tamikadmallory?
The Conscious Kid - @theconsciouskid
The Highlander Center / Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson - @highlanderctr
B Corp Consultants
These B Corp consultants offer professional support services as you embark on or deepen your journey into justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI). An asterisk denotes a PoC-owned business.
A consulting firm that roots their work in an ever-deepening equity lens, collaborating with clients and partners who believe in social, economic, and racial justice.
Sweet Livity supports clients to work in diverse cultural contexts so that everyone, regardless of identity and background, can fully engage in the organizational or community work with their whole, authentic powerful self.
A consulting firm bringing the power of ownership to your organization by aligning leadership, strategy, and culture.?
A diversity and inclusion consulting services that works in partnership with the rest of the TMI Portfolio companies to provide a range of socially responsible, interconnected organizations working to advance cultural inclusivity.
Change Catalyst builds inclusive tech ecosystems to convene and advise the tech ecosystem to drive solutions to diversity and inclusion together: across education, workplace, entrepreneurship, policy, media/entertainment and ecosystem builders.
SGO designs workshops that are designed to create a welcoming and safe space for learning, provide actionable strategies for moving the needle, and take the stigma out of bias.
To Read, Watch and Listen
The team at B Lab U.S. & Canada has compiled a list of recommended reading and viewing to learn more about systemic racism and injustice.
So You?Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
How To Be An Antiracist by?Ibram X. Kendi
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present by Robyn Maynard
Race, Work, and Leadership: New Perspectives on the Black Experience by Laura Morgan Roberts, Anthony J. Mayo, David A. Thomas
The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias by Dolly Chugh
The Skin We’re In?by Desmond Cole
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander?
Until We Are Free: Reflections on Black Lives Matter in Canada by Diverlus, Hudson and Ware
Articles & Digital Resources
75 Things White People Can Do by Corinne Shutack
Antiracism Resources for White People by Alyssa Klein and Sophia Flicker
Guide to Allyship
In Conversation: Desmond Cole and Tea Mutonji by Téa Mutonji
Path to Reconciliation from the Edmonton Public Library
The Story of Africville from the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
White Supremacy Culture by Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun
Who Gets to Be Afraid In America by Ibram Kendi
Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup by Katrina Michie
U.S. Businesses Must Take Meaningful Action Against Racism by Laura Morgan Roberts and Ella F. Washington
Toward a Racially Just Workplace by Laura Morgan Roberts and Anthony J. Mayo
Taking Steps to Eliminate Racism in the Workplace by Arlene Hirsch
How companies can pull up for Black employees during a race crisis by Erin L. Thomas
What Companies Can Do to Combat Systemic Racism Against Black Colleagues in the Workplace by Sarah Vieux
5 Conversations Credible Leaders Must Have In This Moment by Terina Allen
7 ways your organisation can start to uproot systemic racism in the workplace by Sandra Caballero
Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They’re Okay — Chances Are They’re Not by Danielle Cadet
Diversity in everyday discourse by Joyce M. Bell and Douglas Hartmann
If you are purchasing a book, consider where you are purchasing from. Here are three resources for socially responsible book-buying:1) Black-owned bookstores with online sales, 2) Better World Books: This Certified B Corporation donates one book for every book sold; and 3) Libro.fm: Audiobook sales that support indie bookstores
Films, Videos, and Music
Beyond Moving, Vikram Dasgupta (Hot Docs Canada)
Coded Bias, Shalini Kantayya (Hot Docs Canada)
How to create an anti-racist workplace by Lekan Olawoye (BPTN)
I Am Not Your Negro (streaming on Netflix)
Journey to Justice, Roger McTair (National Film Board of Canada)
Malcolm X (streaming on Netflix)
Ninth Floor, Mina Shum (National Film Board of Canada)
Rachel Cargle: Public Address of Revolution
Sandy Hudson (Black Lives Matter Toronto) in conversation with National Observer
Selma (streaming on Amazon Prime)
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 by Goran Hugo Olsson
The Colour of Beauty, Elizabeth St. Philip (National Film Board of Canada)
The Hate U Give (streaming on Amazon Prime)
The Skin We’re In (streaming on Kanopy)
When They See Us (streaming on Netflix)
Whose Streets?, Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis (Paradise Theatre, Canada)
From B Lab U.S. & Canada and the community of B Corps, B The Change is sharing stories of businesses and individuals addressing the pervasive racism in our policies, workplaces, and communities.
Tackling Racism As Accountable Business Leaders
B Lab U.S. & Canada's Co-CEO Anthea Kelsick calls for action on how we must address the fundamental injustice, inequity and violence that disproportionately impact Black people and other People of Color.
The Other Epidemic We All Must Fight: White Supremacy
Anti-Racism must guide our work to advance public policies and transform an economic system built on violence and inequality.
Why the History of Juneteenth Is More Relevant Than Ever
A piece by Dr. Tiffany Jana, founder & CEO?of TMI Consulting.?America’s celebration of emancipation also serves as a reminder of the work that remains to be done.?
4 Steps That I and Other White People Can Take to Fight Racism
Christina Marie Noel shares steps she's taken thus far to educate herself, along with the anti-racism resources that she and others have found to be helpful.