Equity Resources

Thank you to the Cinema Department for beginning this list of resources that we can share with our community.



The Black Student Union : Tarshel Beards, Director of the Black Unity Center.  Students should know to feel free to reach out to her should they need help, referrals or just to chat  Email: tbeards@sfsu.edu.

The SAFE Place



Counseling and Psychological Services: Offers mental health support services for students, faculty, and staff. These include individual and/or couples counseling, a range of support groups, skill building workshops, crisis intervention, alcohol and drug dependency counseling, etc.

Student Health Services: Provides accessible and cost-effective quality medical care for all registered students at SF State.

Food+Shelter+Success: SF State Basic Needs Initiative: Focuses on student hunger and housing insecurity at SF State. Connects students to resources on and around campus.

Associated Students Gator Groceries: Free campus food pantry. Offers weekly groceries, emergency meals, and snacks.

Title IX: Promoting gender equity and preventing sexual harassment/sexual violence.

The SAFE Place: Crisis intervention, advocacy and confidential Title IX support for survivors dealing with past or recent incidents of sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, sexual harassment and/or stalking.

Dream Resource Center (DRC): Support services for undocumented students.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Retention and Education (ASPIRE): Supports high-need Asian American and Native American Pacific Islanders (AANAPI) and low-income degree-seeking undergraduate students.

Black Unity Center: Works to advance educational equity for students of African descent.

Queer & Trans Resource Center: Offers LGBTQQIA-related events, services, and resources to students.

Safe Zone Program: A voluntary training program for faculty, staff and administrators seeking to be LGBTQ+ allies.

Women’s Center: Provides a safe place for womxn of any and all backgrounds at SF State.


CONSIDER DONATING: ( Thanks to Stanford Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity for sharing these sites)

List of bail funds by city: Bail funds are a way to support frontline protesters who are being arrested - as well as building towards a movement to end cash bail and free hundreds of thousands of people who are in pre-trial detention during a pandemic.

NorthStar Health Collective: NorthStar is a Minnesota-based street medic collective, offering first aid and medical support to people on the frontlines right now.

Reclaim the Block: Reclaim the Block is a Minneapolis community org providing supplies and support to protesters, as well as pushing Minneapolis to spend less on policing and more on healthcare, housing and education.

The Black Visions Collective and Legal Fund: Black Visions Collective, a Black, trans and queer-led organization, is helping lead the protests and advocating to defund the police in Minnesota.

George Floyd Memorial Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd

Breonna Taylor Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/9v4q2-justice-for-breonna-taylor

Ahmaud Arbery Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/i-run-with-maud

Black Lives Matter: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019

Reclaim The Block: www.reclaimtheblock.org/home

Campaign Zero: https://www.joincampaignzero.org/#vision

LGBTQ Bail Fund: https://www.lgbtqfund.org/

The ACLU: https://www.aclu.org/issues/racial-justice

Communities United Against Police Brutality: https://www.naacpldf.org/


LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS  (Thank you to the Cinema Department for starting this list of resources)

FROM KQED 5 Ways to Show Up for Racial Justice Today 

“Help When It’s Not an Emergency"

  • A police killing is an extreme example of the ways racism manifests in America, but there are ways to support black and brown communities even when it’s not a state of emergency. Equal access to housing, food, medical care and education are also crucial in the fight for racial justice. 
  • In Alameda County, where black people make up 11% of the total population, 47% of homeless people are black. The grassroots organizations People’s Breakfast Oakland and the East Oakland Collective are working directly to provide meals and hygienic supplies to our unhoused neighbors, going out into the field even during the pandemic.
  • Planting Justice employs formerly incarcerated people and gives low-income communities of color access to fresh fruits and vegetables. The Roots Community Health Center offers health services to those impacted by systemic poverty—including COVID-19 testing, which we know low-income black and brown need people most. The Transgender, Gender-Variant and Intersex Justice Project assists and advocates for gender non-conforming people, especially trans women of color, in California’s jails and prisons.”