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Resources for Bay Area Mentors

To our Bay Area mentors, we'd love for you to join us in taking antiracist action in Oakland, San Jose, and San Francisco. The resources below include a list of local racial justice organizations, directories of Black-owned businesses in the area, and social media accounts that can keep you up-to-date on demonstrations happening in the area.

If you have a resource you would like to share with other mentors in the Bay Area, we encourage you to share via our Bay Area Facebook Group.

Local Racial Justice Organizations

Black Organizing Project – an Oakland-based organization that works for racial, social, and economic justice through community organization and advocacy for policy-change.

People’s Kitchen Collective – a “food-centered political education project” that is responding to inequality that has stemmed from systems of imperialism through community dining, education, and other programming that exists at the intersection of art and activism.

East Oakland Collective – a member-based community organizing group that is invested in serving the communities of deep East Oakland by working towards racial and economic equity.

Showing Up for Racial Justice Bay Area (SURJ) – part of a national network of groups and individuals that are organizing white people for racial justice.  Also Showing Up for Racial Justice @ Sacred Heart is the South Bay-specific chapter.

Anti-Police Terror Project  – a “Black-led, multi-racial, intergenerational coalition” that fights police terror in communities of color. 

Occur – seeks to create capacity-building opportunities to support the economic development and civic inclusion of marginalized communities, and is currently helping to organized protests and support community members during Covid-19.

Ella Baker Center (Oakland)  The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights is a non-profit strategy and action center based in Oakland that aims to work for justice, opportunity and peace in urban America.
Social Media Accounts

Bay Area Protests @protestsbayarea (Greater Bay Area) – created in response to the recent protests against police brutality; shares some of the events in the area organized to demonstrate against injustice and anti-Black racism in our communities

San Jose Strong @sanjose_strong (San Jose) – Instagram and twitter account promoting events, organizations, and demonstrations in SJ. Check out their website as well for a collection of resources

San Jose Peace & Justice Center @sjpjc (San Jose) – The South Bay’s resource center for local grassroots activism and global concerns

Hella Juneteenth@wearehellacreative (Greater Bay Area) – a collective of friends and family that created an online group to socialize, collaborate, and develop new ideas. This particular initiative was created to inspire national recognition and pride for Juneteenth.
Black-owned Businesses

BAOBOB Directory – Bay Area Organization of Black Owned Businesses

Black-owned restaurants and pop-ups in the Bay Area – Google doc organized by location, cuisine, and service

Bay Area Black Market – a directory of Black-owned businesses in the Bay Area