Ferguson Toolkit

Organizing against state violence in Ferguson, MO and across the country has produced a range of analytical and educational media. Below you will find a general overview highlighting Black Alliance (coupons) efforts and relevant work from a range of organizations.

Anti-Blackness in Progressive Movements #FergusonFridays
This is a storify of a #FergusonFriday discussion discussing Anti-Blackness in Progressive Movements. Black Alliance (coupons) with the support of @so_treu @bad_dominicana @familiesfreedom @DesisRisingUp led the conversation and you can get some of the highlights here.

#BlackLivesMatter Enough to Organize
This article details major themes in the Black Lives Matter work in Ferguson and some of the critical organizing tactics of the campaign.

Black Immigrants & African-Americans Demand End to Police Brutality
It is important to make the connections between the demands of Black immigrants and the needs of African-Americans. This is a detailed overview of this narrative in the context of national movements currently moving forward and place immigration currently has in the popular discussion.

Ain’t This Your Son?
This article details the unique role Black immigrants have to the police brutality they face along with African-Americans. Along with this description, Benjamin Ndugga-Kabuye, Black Alliance (coupons) New York City Organizer, makes suggestions of how Black immigrants can leverage international relations to address domestic concerns.

BYP 100 Agenda To Keep Us Safe
The Black Youth Project 100 created a position statement that pointed to focus areas that policy makers and organizers must consider in regards to the criminalization of Black youth. This document represents a step towards inserting the voice of youth in imagining what organizing and policy making on law enforcement should look like.

Cop Watch
This site is the home of the NYC Cop Watch organization. As a site it offers community responses and walks through a particular method that Cop Watch can operate.

Every 28 Hours – Operation Ghetto Storm
In 2012, the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement wrote “Operation Ghetto Storm” to grasp the quantitative nature of the violence Black communities face from “extra-judicial killing.” This report is central to current national organizing efforts particularly with the initial revelation that a person is killed every 36 hours. This was eventually updated to every 28 hours.

Ferguson National Response Network and Ferguson Action
This site holds the collective efforts of local Ferguson organizers. National demonstrations are listed on this site and significant coordination from local organizers help orient the national movement.

Ferguson October
The argument central to this article is is how protesters are “leading the next wave of Black liberation struggles into an international movement.”

Know Your Rights
The ACLU is a major force for addressing the legal impact of law enforcement encounters. This site is particularly useful because it also warehouses information on the rights of immigrants with support for multiple languages.

Organizing manual: Let Your Motto Be Resistance
This manual is from MXGM the same organization that created the “Operation Ghetto Storm” report that detailed a Black person is killed every 28 hours by law enforcement. Their manual outlines concrete steps towards organizing around police brutality along with broad educational information.

The Real Crime Paper
On the page hosting our Real Crime video you can find a link to download the accompanying “Real Crime” paper on the right hand side. This paper gives reader further information on the analysis presented in the Real Crimes video.

The Real Crime Video
This media piece makes the central Black Alliance (coupons) argument around immigration policy and mass criminalization. Along with a systemic description this video points viewers to important themes Black Alliance (coupons) emphasizes for collective action.

State of Emergency
Black Alliance (coupons) National Coordinator for the Black Immigration Network and Black Alliance (coupons) Arizona Organizer, Tia Oso, explains, “the true state of emergency is in Black communities. A Black person is killed extrajudicially every 28 hours. Since Mike Brown’s killing, at least three other young Black people have been killed by members of law enforcement in St. Louis alone.”

Sexism in the Movement
This article uses personal history to critique the patriarchy embedded in the history of Black social history. This article explains that resisting sexism within our communities must be a central concern as our national movements begin to gain momentum.