Black Lives Matter Resources
As a local therapist here in the Sacramento area, I have talked with several people over the last couple of weeks who are frustrated with racial injustice in the US and the murder of George Floyd. I have heard many voice frustration about not knowing what to do or how to help. In response to this, I decided to compile a list of Black Lives Matter and racial justice resources. To serve our community, I’m trying to focus this list on resources local to Sacramento and surrounding areas, but you will also find several national resources in here too.
Creating this list is an ongoing project. If you have anything you think should be added, please send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
-Click on any of the following categories to jump to the corresponding section of the resource page-
- Mental Health
- For Therapists
- Ways To Take Action
- General Resources
- Talking With Your Kids About Race
- For Allies
Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.
Melanin & Mental Health® was born out of a desire to connect individuals with culturally competent clinicians committed to serving the mental health needs of Black & Latinx/Hispanic communities. We are committed to promoting the growth and healing of our communities through our website, online directory, and monthly events.
Finding the right therapist can often be a lengthy and challenging process, and Black men may not know where to begin. Determining what kind of therapist is best suited for treating a particular issue is not the easiest of tasks.
TherapyForBlackMen.org is a directory to help men of color in their search for a therapist. Using the directory, men can search by therapist location and specialization. Searching by location, the results will include the therapists near you and will display their credentials, location, and the issues they treat.
At TherapyForBlackMen.org, men will also find a wide range of resources aimed at helping them in their search for a multiculturally-competent therapist.
This group of providers are licensed, registered, and/or certified by the State of California to practice in his or her discipline.
Each of the providers pledges to render treatment to all people regardless of race, gender, creed, religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation.
National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC). We work at the intersection of movements for social justice and the field of mental health to integrate healing justice into both of these spaces. Our overall goal is to increase access to healing justice resources for QTPoC.
There are A LOT of events going on recently and its very hard to keep up with them. If you know of any events please email us and let us know. Or you can create your own listing for an event here: https://sacwellness.com/classifieds/
This is a space to connect Black wellness practitioners in the greater Sacramento area. Recognizing the connection of mind, body and soul, we welcome all healing modalities. It is our hope that this page will build awareness, inspire collaboration and ultimately foster connections, in the service of our community.
This Facebook group can be found at
Campaign ZERO was developed with contributions from activists, protesters and researchers across the nation. This data-informed platform presents comprehensive solutions to end police violence in America. It integrates community demands and policy recommendations from research organizations and President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Together, we will win.
Safe Black Space Community Healing Circles started in April 2018 in response to increased racial tensions and trauma after the killing of Stephon Clark, an unarmed 22 year old Black man, by the Sacramento Police. Meant to provide a chance for Black people to deal with the rage, shock, fear, and sadness that so many of us were (and are) feeling.
Safe Black Space has mobilized a growing collective of local practitioners, community members and activists, faith leaders, educators and others of African ancestry. This village has been offering Safe Black Space Community Healing Circles on a monthly basis across Sacramento, as well as advocating locally and demanding justice in instances of racism and oppression.
Safe Black Space is for people who self-identify as being of African ancestry and who are experiencing racial stress, anxiety, and/or trauma. Currently, its gatherings and resources are designed for adults and youth who are at least 14 years old.
Since November of 2015, the mission of Black Lives Matter Sacramento has been to empower our local communities that have often been on the receiving end of injustice, inequality and disenfranchisement. Through education and action, it is our goal to intervene where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise. We are committed to boldly challenging state-sanctioned violence within our city and against our community members. This fight includes but is not limited to standing against the displacement of people of color; the oppressive nature of politics, politicians and business, as usual, that values profit over basic human rights; and behaviors and excessive force associated with law enforcement that lead to mass incarceration, police brutality and death. At the end of the day, this work is about uniting communities and working with organizations while seeking equality and equity.
Sacramento ACT is a powerful multi-racial, multi-faith organization advocating a transformation of our community rooted in our shared faith values. We equip ordinary people to effectively identify and change conditions to create justice and equity.
Sacramento ACT’s members include over 56 congregations, schools and neighborhood groups, representing 60,000 families in Sacramento County.
Sacramento ACT organizes to create a more just and fair community for everyone in the Sacramento region, with a particular focus on communities of color that have experienced historical discrimination and disinvestment. Our organizing is grounded in the conviction that equity—just and fair inclusion in society—must drive public policy.
We have come together in the wake of yet another tragic death of an unarmed Black man at the hands of police to commit our time, our resources and our considerable experience to a shared mission of proactive investment and radical transformation for Black communities.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/probuildblack
Black Womxn United is a non-profit and community-based organization from Sacramento, California, who is dedicated to the education, protection, and advancement of ALL Black womxn.
One way to take action is to share things that speak to people and spur them to action and/or make them think. This is where we will be putting anything that really moves us and feels like it should be shared.
NPR – Talking Race With Young Children – a 20 minute podcast
This is the official page of Allies of Black Lives Matter Sacramento. This page was created, and is run by allies that support the work of Black Lives Matter Sacramento. This is a group of folks that works directly with BLM Sacramento to find out any needs, and then works to provide any support that is needed. Also, this page will be used to make space for educational information on how to be allies to marginalized and oppressed people, share news, and promote events either held by BLM Sacramento, or the Allies of BLM Sacramento.
How To Be a Good White Ally, According to Activists – Three experts on what it does and doesn’t mean to be an ally, now and always.
Just what is going on with white people? Police shootings of unarmed African Americans. Acts of domestic terrorism by white supremacists. The renewed embrace of raw, undisguised white-identity politics. Unending racial inequity in schools, housing, criminal justice, and hiring. Some of this feels new, but in truth it’s an old story.
Why? Where did the notion of “whiteness” come from? What does it mean? What is whiteness for?
Scene on Radio host and producer John Biewen took a deep dive into these questions, along with an array of leading scholars and regular guest Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika, in this fourteen-part documentary series, released between February and August 2017. The series editor is Loretta Williams.
About the Author
Joe Borders is a marriage and family therapist located in Roseville and Sacramento. He is primarily a sex positive gender therapist, but also specializes in working with couples, teens, addiction, and the LGBTQ community. Joe is also the owner and founder of SacWellness. You can find out more about him by visiting his sacwellness listing or by visiting his website: therapy and counseling in Roseville and Sacramento