Stand in Solidarity With Us

Harmony’s mission to build a stronger, more inclusive community starts with building bridges across social, cultural, and geographic divides. We invite you to join us! Use the resources below to gain perspective and insight as we work together to amplify the calls for social and racial justice in our community and beyond.

MOVIES & DOCUMENTARIES

Documentary (Netflix)

Scholars, activists, and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom.

Drama Series (Netflix)

Students of color navigate the daily slights and slippery politics of life at an Ivy League college that’s not nearly as “post-racial” as it thinks.

Limited Series Based on a True Story

Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they are falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park.

Drama (Netflix)

Time passes and tension mounts in a Florida police station as an estranged interracial couple awaits news of their missing teenage son.

Drama Based on a True Story (Netflix, Prime, Hulu)

Based on the thought-provoking true story of young lawyer Bryan Stevenson and his history-making battle for justice.

Documentary TV Series (Netflix)

Decades after the assassination of African American leader Malcolm X, an activist embarks on a complex mission seeking truth in the name of justice.

Drama (Hulu)

A soulful drama about a young couple fighting for justice in the name of love and the promise of the American dream.

Documentary TV Series (Netflix)

This series traces the tragic case of Kalief Browder, a Bronx teen who spent three horrific years in jail, despite never being convicted of a crime.

PODCASTS

New York Times

In August of 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began. The 1619 audio series chronicles how black people have been central to building American democracy, music, wealth and more. Hosted by recent Pulitzer Prize winner Nikole Hannah-Jones.

NPR

A multi-racial, multi-generational team of journalists fascinated by the overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture, how they play out in our lives and communities.  Hosted by Shereen Marisol Meraji & Gene Demby.

The Atlantic

An audio documentary about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Floodlines, is told from the perspective of four New Orleanians still living with the consequences of governmental neglect. As COVID-19 disproportionately infects and kills Americans of color, the story feels especially relevant. Hosted by Vann R. Newkirk II.

The African American Policy Forum

This podcast brings the academic term, “intersectionality” to life. Each episode brings together lively political organizers, journalists and writers. Hosted by leading critical race theorist, Kimberlé Crenshaw.

NPR

The past is never past. Every headline has a history. This weekly podcast goes back in time to understand the present. Hosted by Rund Abdelfatah.

WEBINARS &

TRAINING

“Racism. It’s an emotionally explosive word and one that some believe corporations have vehemently rejected as a serious problem in their organizations.

In this webinar series, we will discuss what business leaders at all levels can say and do to tackle racism in their organizations and in society. We’ll discuss the impact of recent events on the Black community. What White people can do to be authentic allies and drive change. And what leaders and HR can do to address systemic racism and build inclusive organizations for all.”

Webinars include:

Hear Me: Black voices on their pain & anger

Stand By Me: How whites can become authentic allies

In My Shoes: Addressing systemic racism through structural inclusion

Don’t Talk, Do: Creating a racially equitable future as inclusive leaders 

“What is white privilege, anyway? And do we really need to teach about it? Deconstructing white privilege in the classroom requires educators and students to understand the origins of whiteness and how the legacy of white supremacy endures. In our webinar What Is White Privilege, Anyway? educators will learn about all this and more, reaffirming their commitment to anti-racist education and developing practices for inviting students into this work. Join Teaching and Learning Specialist Stef Bernal-Martinez and anti-racist educator and scholar Ronda Taylor-Bullock for this interactive, resource-rich opportunity that can help you create a more racially just classroom and community.”

Implicit Bias Module Series

OSU Kirwan Institute

“At the Kirwan Institute at The Ohio State University, we are committed to the creation of a just and inclusive society, where all people and communities have the opportunity to succeed. Our commitment to this mission is why we work so hard to understand and overcome barriers that prevent access to opportunity in our society, such as implicit bias and racial disparities in our education system.

This course will introduce you to insights about how our minds operate and help you understand the origins of implicit associations. You will also uncover some of your own biases and learn strategies for addressing them. Each module is divided into a short series of lessons, many taking less than 10 minutes to complete. That way, even if you’re pressed for time, you can complete the lessons and modules at your convenience.”

Racism: Where Do We Go From Here?

Columbus Metropolitan Club

The Columbus Metropolitan Club hosts forum discussions about business, social services, policy, and more.  Each forum features a diverse panel of local experts and professionals. CMC is currently hosting an ongoing forum event to promote conversations about race and racism.  Individual forums included in this series:

 

Young Black Women Speak

The Bias Hidden Within You

Judicial Reform

 

All forums are free via livestream and available to the public. To watch all forums in this series, visit the Columbus Metropolitan Club’s YouTube channel.

VOTE!

The best way to use your voice is to VOTE in every election.

The General Election is November 3, 2020.  The deadline to register to vote is October 5, 2020.

REGISTER TO VOTE
FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE
CHECK YOUR REGISTRATION STATUS
REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT

MAKE CALLS

Contact your locally-elected and state-elected officials.
Phone Email Tag on Social
Mayor Andrew Ginther 614-645-7671 311@columbus.gov @MayorGinther
City Attorney Zach Klein 614-645-7385 zmklein@columbus.gov @CityAttyKlein
Governor Mike DeWine (R) 614-466-3555

(Will not pick up right now, but can still leave messages)

Link to contact form @GovMikeDeWine

@MikeDeWine

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost 800-282-0515 Link to inquiry form and more contact information @Yost4Ohio
United States Senator Rob Portman (R) 614-469-6774 Link to email form @senrobportman
United States Senator Sherrod Brown (D) 614-469-2083 Link to contact page @SenatorSherrodBrown

@SenSherrodBrown

Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof (R) 614-466-7505 Link to contact form @LarryObhof

@LarryObhofOH

Ohio Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D) 614-466-4583 Link to contact form @SenatorYuko

@KennyYuko

Ohio Speaker of the House Larry Householder (R) 614-466-2500 Link to contact form @HouseholderOH

@LarryHouseholderOH

Ohio House Majority Floor Leader Bill Seitz (R) 614-466-8258 Link to contact form @CincySeitz
Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D) 614-466-3100 Link to contact form N/A

DEMONSTRATE

For more demonstrations, marches, and memorials, check out the Resources for Protests Facebook Group.

PROTECT YOURSELF

LEGAL PROTECTION & RESOURCES

Before you demonstrate, know your rights:

Should you need a lawyer, contact the following organizations for assistance:

DIGITAL PROTECTION INFORMATION

For more demonstrations, marches, and memorials, check out the Resources for Protests Facebook Group.

PHYSICAL PROTECTION  INFO

SHOP LOCAL

Support your Black community by shopping at local, Black-owned businesses.
Buy Black!  –  Central Ohio African American Chamber of Commerce
Support Black Owned
Blackout Coalition: An Economic Revolution
FiveFifths

SUPPORT & FOLLOW

Continue your education – and help to educate others.  Follow, share, and donate to the organizations and movements who fight for equality and social and racial justice.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a long-standing organization committed to fighting for freedom and the protection of United States’ citizens’ constitutional rights and against government abuse.   

Facebook  /  Twitter  /  Instagram

Black Lives Matter is a global organization whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. 

Facebook  /  Twitter  /  Instagram

Campaign Zero is an online platform and organization that utilizes research-based policy solutions to end police brutality in America. 

Facebook  /  Twitter

Harmony Project is a Columbus-based nonprofit organization that connects people across social divides through the arts, education, and volunteer community service in order to build a stronger, more inclusive community.

Facebook  /  Twitter  /  Instagram

The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity (OSU) is an interdisciplinary engaged research institute at the Ohio State University whose goal is to connect individuals and communities with opportunities needed for thriving by educating the public, building the capacity of allied social justice organizations, and investing in efforts that support equity and inclusion.

Facebook  /  Twitter

The National Bail Fund Network by the Community Justice Exchange is a frequently-updated bail fund network made up of over sixty community bail funds across the country.

Facebook

The People’s Justice Project (PJP) is a non-profit grassroots organization of working people and communities of color united across Columbus, Ohio. We’re working to confront police violence, end mass incarceration, and promote safety and health in our communities.

Facebook  /  Twitter  /  Instagram

Amnesty International is an independent organization that fights against worldwide abuses of human rights. They use detailed research and campaigning to bring torturers to justice, change oppressive laws, free people jailed for voicing their opinion, and other human rights abuses.  

Facebook  /  Twitter  /  Instagram

Black Queer Intersectional Collaborative (BQIC) is a grassroots community organization that works towards the liberation of Black queer, trans, and intersex people from all walks of life through direct action, community organizing, education on our issues, and creating spaces to uplift our voices.

Facebook  /  Twitter  /  Instagram

The Central Ohio African American Chamber of Commerce helps to provide support to Black-owned businesses.

Facebook

Kaleidoscope Youth Center is a Columbus-based nonprofit organization that supports and empowers queer youth by providing safer places, programming, and leadership opportunities for queer youth.

Facebook  /  Twitter  /  Instagram

The Mosaic Education Network is a social justice-oriented and education-based organization that focuses on how personal stories can help impact professional practices using art, research, self-reflection and storytelling. Through services such as implicit bias workshops, curriculum development, and community programming, The Mosaic Education Network seeks to address difficult topics on supporting, interacting, and partnering with diverse communities.

Facebook  /  Instagram

Reclaim the Block is a coalition that advocates for and invests in community-led safety initiatives in Minneapolis neighborhoods.

Facebook  /  Twitter  /  Instagram

SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) is a national network of groups and individuals working to undermine white supremacy and to work toward racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability.

Facebook  /  Twitter  /  Instagram

The Black AIDS Institute is a think tank committed to ending the AIDS epidemic in black communities by engaging and mobilizing Black institutions and individuals in efforts to confront HIV.

Facebook  /  Twitter  /  Instagram

Black Visions Collective is a black, trans, and queer-led organization that is committed to dismantling systems of oppression and violence and shifting the public narrative to create transformative, long-term change.

Facebook  /  Twitter  /  Instagram

The Columbus Freedom Fund provides Bond and other legal services to protesters who are arrested.

Facebook  /  Twitter  /  Instagram

The LGBTQ+ Freedom Fund posts bail LGBTQ+ people held in jail or immigrant detention and raises awareness of the epidemic of LGBTQ+ over-incarceration. 

Facebook  / Twitter

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. 

Facebook  / Twitter  /  Instagram

The Ohio Student Association (OSA) is a statewide organization led by young people in Ohio, working together in an intergenerational movement for racial, social, economic and educational justice.

Facebook  /  Twitter  /  Instagram

Stonewall Columbus is a Columbus-based organization with a mission of increasing visibility, inclusion, and connection for the LGBTQ community.

Facebook  /  Twitter  /  Instagram

Do you have resources we should add to our list?  Email your suggestions to serve@harmonyproject.com.