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Antiracist Resources: Protesting

Guide to antiracist resources including books, films, articles, primary sources, local and national action networks, protest resources, and bail funds.

How to Protest Safely

Remember to use your critical thinking skills when evaluating a protest, march, or demonstration you may want to join. Who organized the protest? What can you find out about the organizers and their approach to action - or their previous demonstrations? That said, unexpected things can still happen. Always be prepared when you go to a protest. Below is an infographic via Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and here is link to Amnesty International's How To Protest Safely guide. Check the side-bar to the right for digital safety tools.

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Credit: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Infographic Reads:

Protesting Safely

What to Wear:
Nondescript, solid color, layered clothing; cover identifying tattoos
Heat resistant gloves
Goggles & mask
Emergency contacts written down
Tie your hair up

What to Bring:
Water for drinking & tear gas
Cash/change & ID
Bandages & first aid supplies
Snacks
Washcloth
Ear plugs
Protest signs

Don't Bring:
Cell phone without first turning off Face/Touch ID, going on airplane mode, and disabling data
Jewelry
Anything you don't want to be arrested with
Contact lenses

Digital Safety

Staying safe during a protest includes not only physical safety, but making sure your digital footprint is protected. These resources offer tips and guidelines.