Community Resources

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Black Lives Matter

We at San José Museum of Art condemn the deplorable homicides of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others whose lives have been senselessly cut short by police brutality and vigilante violence caused by systemic racism in this country.

We stand united with the families of the recently deceased and protesters in the pursuit of justice. We condemn the pervasive, ongoing discrimination and inequality suffered by Black and Brown communities nationwide.

- Official George Floyd Memorial Fund
- Fight for Breonna Taylor
- Help the family of Ahmaud Arbery
- Visit Movement for Black Lives for additional ways to help
- Anti-racism resources
- Summaevrythang

Anti-racism Resources

- Talking About Race, National Museum of African American History & Culture
- San Jose Public Library #BlackLivesMatter Reading list
- AAM: "Racism, Unrest, and The Role of the Museum Field"
- Black Museums Directory
- Harrassment Intervention Training
- StopDiscriminAsian

Resources for BIPOC Artists, Curators, and Organizations

- Minnesota Street Project Foundation
- Joint Space Award, Minnesota Street Project Foundation

Anti-Racism Resources For Families 

- Watch the Entire CNN/Sesame Street Racism Town Hall, June 6, 2020
- Teacher’s Reading List of Anti-Racist Books for Kids Goes Viral, June 5, 2020

Black Led LGBTQIA Organizations and Trans Organizations

Trans Justice Funding Project
Community-led funding initiative to support grassroots trans justice groups run by and for trans people. Donate here.

Builds power of black trans and queer people to force systemic divestment from the prison industrial complex and invest in community support.

Black AIDS Institute
Working to end the black HIV epidemic through policy, advocacy, and high-quality direct HIV services. Donate here.

Trans Cultural District
The world’s first-ever legally recognized trans district, which aims to stabilize and economically empower the trans community. Donate here.

LGBTQ+ Freedom Fund
Posts bail for LGBTQ people held in jail or immigrant detention and raises awareness of epidemic of LGBTQ overincarceration. Donate here.

House of GG
Creating safe transformative spaces for community to heal and nurturing them into tomorrow’s leaders, focusing on trans women of color in the south. Donate here.

Youth Breakout
Works to end criminalization of LGBTQ youth in New Orleans to build a safer and more just community. Donate here.

Transgender Gender-Variant & Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP)
A group of transgender, gender variant, and intersex people—inside and outside of prisons, jails and detention centers—creating a united family in the struggle for survival and freedom. Donate here.

The Audre Lorde Project
A Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans, and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. Donate here.

The Okra Project
Collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by black trans people by bringing home-cooked meals and resources to the community. Donate here.

The Black Trans Travel Fund
A mutual-aid project developed in order to help provide Black transgender women with the financial resources needed to be able to self-determine safer alternatives to travel, where women feel less likely to experience verbal harassment or physical harm.

Helping exclusively Black Trans, non-cisgender AND/OR Intersex individuals with funding/fundraising and also sexual education to live their best life.

Collaborates with local, national, and international community organizers, artists, and organizations. Produces multi-media projects documenting and sharing the lives and oral histories of Black trans folks working for liberation.

Trans Women of Color Collective
TWOCC's Visibility Campaigns serves as a vehicle to raise awareness of the lived experiences of transwomen of color.

Trans Women of Color Collective
A collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black trans people wherever we can reach them.

Marsha P. Johnson Institute
The Marsha P. Johnson Institute (MPJI) protects and defends the human rights of Black transgender people.

Additional LGBTQI+ Services

- Billy DeFrank LGBTQ+ Community Center, San José 
- The Audre Lorde Project 
- Lyon-Martin Health Services, San Francisco
- The Trevor Project
- Gender Justice LA
- The LGBTQ Youth Space
- PFLAG San Jose
- Transfamily Support Group of Santa Clara County
- Gender Spectrum
- Family Acceptance Project
- Somos Familia
- API Family Pride
- Gardner Health Services–Ethnic Wellness Center