BLACK LIVES MATTER
Resources for action and change
At Convo, we are using our platform to spotlight Black Deaf owned businesses, organizations, and anti-racism resources to amplify the voices of Black members in our community. Our goal is to provide these resources to encourage education and dismantle racism and bias in our country by championing organizations and small businesses who are taking action.
As a company, we will make a conscious effort to continually educate ourselves and support the Black community. We won’t always get it right but we are committed to doing the work of allyship.
This list is a collection of resources in different categories: ACT, DONATE, SUPPORT, READ, & WATCH. If you have resource recommendations for us to add, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call / E-mail
Contact your congresspeople and ask them to support Representatives Pressley and Omar’s resolution condemning police brutality
There are many wonderful organizations that can use your donations, here are some options to get you started!
Black Deaf Organizations
Black Deaf Business
Talking about Race | Includes free resources from the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
We encourage purchasing books from Black Owned bookstores in your area because where we spend our money matters. Here are two links to help you find bookstores you can support: Conde Nast Traveler | Literary Hub
Black and Deaf in America | by Ernest Halston & Linwood Smith
Sounds Like Home: Growing Up Black and Deaf in the South | by Mary Herring Wright
God Knows His Name: The True Story of John Doe No. 24 | by Dave Bakke
Deaf, Dumb and Black | by Mary Miller – Hall
Unspeakable: The Story of Junis Wilson | by Susan Burch
The Segregated Georgia School for the Deaf: 1882-1975 | by Ron Knorr & Clemmie Whatley
Freedom Is A Constant Struggle | by Angela Davis
How to Be an Antiracist | by Ibram X. Kendi
So You Want to Talk About Race | by Ijeoma Oluo
The Fire Next Time | by James Baldwin
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age of Colorblindness | by Michelle Alexander
Between The World And Me | by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Your Silence Will Not Protect You | by Audre Lorde
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism | by Robin DiAngelo
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race | by Reni Eddo-Lodge
Race, Work and Leadership: New Perspectives on the Black Experience | Laura Morgan Roberts, Anthony J. Mayo, David A. Thomas
The Person You Mean to Be | Dolly Chugh