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 

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 LGBTQ+ 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.

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

Breonna Taylor Fund

Ahmaud Arbery Fund

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/

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.”

Education is one of the most powerful agents of change.

If you would like to add to this historiography, please e-mail us at history@sfsu.edu

Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. New York: New Press, 2020.
Almaguer, Tomas. Racial fault lines: The historical origins of white supremacy in California: With a new praface. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2009.
Balto, Simon. Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago From Red Summer to Black Power. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2019.
Belew, Kathleen. Bring the War Home: the White Power Movement and Paramilitary America. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2019.
Blackmon, Douglas A. Slavery by Another Name: the Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II. New York, NY: Anchor Books, a division of Random House, Inc., 2009.
Bloom, Joshua, and Waldo E. Martin. Black against Empire: the History and Politics of the Black Panther Party, with a New Preface. Oakland, CA: University of California Press., 2016.
Césaire Aimé, and Joan Pinkham. Discourse on Colonialism. New York: Monthly Review Press, 2001.
Chase, Robert. We Are Not Slaves: State Violence, Coerced Labor and Prisoners’ Rights in Postwar America . Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2019.
Childs, Dennis. Slaves of the State: Black Incarceration from the Chain Gang to the Penitentiary. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2015.
Coates, Ta-Nehisi. We Were Eight Years in Power: an American Tragedy. London: Penguin Books, 2018.
Cuny Struggle Collective. “A Short Reader on Police, Protests, Racism, and Riots,” June 12, 2020.
Davis, Angela Y. Are Prisons Obsolete? New York, NY: Seven Stories, 2003.
George, Nelson. Post-Soul Nation: the Explosive, Contradictory, Triumphant, and Tragic 1980s as Experienced by African Americans (Previously Known as Blacks and before That Negroes). New York: Penguin Books, 2005.
Hinton, Elizabeth Kai. From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: the Making of Mass Incarceration in America. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2017.
Horne, Gerald. Fire This Time: the Watts Uprising and the 1960s. New York: Da Capo Press, 1997.
Jones-Rogers, Stephanie E. They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020.
Joseph, Peniel E. Waiting Til the Midnight Hour: a Narrative History of Black Power in America. New York: Owl Books, U.S., 2011.
Kendi, Ibram X. Stamped from the Beginning: the Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. New York, NY: Bold Type Books, 2017.
LeFlouria, Talitha L. Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2015.
Postel, Charles. Equality: An American dilemma, 1866-1896. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019.
Ritchie, Andrea J. Invisible No More: Police Violence against Black Women and Women of Color. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 2017.
Suddler, Carl. Presumed Criminal: Black Youth and the Justice System in Postwar New York. New York, NY: New York University Press, 2019.
Thiongo, Ngugi wa. Decolonizing the Mind: the Politics of Language in African Literature. London: J. Currey, 1986.
Viator, Felicia A. To live and defy in LA: How gangsta rap changed America. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2020.
Wells, Ida B. Crusade for Justice: the Autobiography of Ida B. Wells, Second Edition. University of Chicago Press, 2020.
Wilkerson, Isabel. The Warmth of Other Suns: the Epic Story of Americas Great Migration. Place of publication not identified: publisher not identified, 2016.
Wolf, Eva Sheppard. Race and Liberty in the New Nation: Emancipation in Virginia from the Revolution to Nat Turner's Rebellion. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2009.
Wolf, Eva Sheppard. Almost Free. ; A Story about Family and Race in Antebellum Virginia. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2012.
Wood, Amy Louise. Lynching and Spectacle: Witnessing Racial Violence in America, 1890-1940. Chapel Hill: Univ Of North Carolina Pr, 2011.