WAYS TO ENGAGE WITH N4RJ
BRING THE PRESENTATION "CONFRONTING RACIST PROFILING"
TO YOUR ORGANIZATION
Confronting Racist Profiling: Committing to Safer Communities is a 90 minute presentation given by one person of color and one white person. This includes a facilitated dialogue following the presentation. Learn how our conditioned racist beliefs undermine public safety efforts and drive profiling that brings devastating harm to our neighbors of color, especially those who are Black. The presentation includes personal storytelling and actions to confront racist profiling in your community. The content was created by N4RJ under the guidance of a Black, women-led council. Download our virtual postcard. Contact us to discuss a presentation to your community group or organization. Available via Zoom.
MONITOR NEXTDOOR FOR RACIST POSTS
Neighbors for Racial Justice began when several of us came together because of our concerns about racist profiling on crime alert posts on Nextdoor.com. Nextdoor is a social media platform for neighbors. While most posts are friendly offers of free items or alerts about runaway pets, there are also frequent posts from neighbors reporting crimes or observations of "suspicious" activity.
While some changes have been made to the platform in response to our suggestions, harmful racist profiling still occurs on Nextdoor. In an effort to better educate our neighbors about racist profiling and how it makes us all less safe, N4RJ has been writing a series of "Tips for creating profile-free posts" and sharing them on Nextdoor.
WORK TO DISMANTLE YOUR OWN INTERNALIZED RACISM
Transforming White Privilege is a workshop series for white women in the East Bay. We examine the culture of white supremacy, white fragility, and white space as we learn to interrupt the harmful effects of racism. We invite you to explore with us our understanding of white privilege and racism. If you would like to be notified of upcoming workshop, please subscribe to our newsletter.
MORE WAYS TO SUPPORT JUSTICE IN OAKLAND
BUDGET FOR POLICING IN OAKLAND
At 40% of the general/discretionary fund, policing is the largest single item in the budget. We advocate for funding that addresses root causes of crime and solutions that actually reduce crime.
RACIAL EQUITY IN OAKLAND CITY GOV
Keep the pressure on your City Councilmember to use a racial equity lens in considering legislation, setting budgets and budget priorities, making appointments, hiring, etc.
EMERALD NEW DEAL
N4RJ supports END, an Oakland initiative with the goal of dedicating 100% of Oakland’s existing cannabis tax to the individuals, families, and neighborhoods that suffered the most under the War on Drugs.
SUPPORT ALTERNATIVES TO CALLING THE POLICE
The MACRO (Mobile Assistance Community Responders of Oakland) is a community response program for non-violent 911 calls currently in pilot phase. Oaklanders will be able to call MACRO for mental health crises and other incidents that are best addressed by access to community services.
Anti Police Terror Project
Bay Area Black Owned Businesses Facebook page
Black Lives Matter Bay Area
Chris Crass (Author, educator, movement builder)
Cracking the Codes: The System of Inequity (film by Shakti Butler)