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How do you spot fake news? What do you do if ICE knocks at your door? How can you learn about and support social movements? Explore resources for these and other questions here.

Guides



Use these resources for information and inspiration in several areas of social engagement and resistance.

Fact Checking

  • NPR.org
    Fake Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts.

  • Snopes
    Aims to debunk or confirm widely spread urban legends.

  • FactCheck
    A nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in the U.S. politics.

  • Expose Facts
    Aims to shed light on concealed activities that are relevant to human rights, corporate malfeasance, the environment, civil liberties and war.

  • Politifact
    A fact-checking site that rates accuracy of claims by elected officials and others the who speak up in American politics.

News & Journalism

  • The Intercept
    Dedicated to producing fearless, adversarial journalism.

  • International Crisis Group
    An independent organization working to prevent wars and shape policies that will build a more peaceful world.

  • NPR
    A nationally acclaimed, nonprofit multimedia organization and the leading provider of non-commercial news, info and entertainment programming to the American public.

  • Center for American Progress
    An independent nonpartisan policy institute dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted actions.

  • Brookings Institute
    A nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global levels.

  • Center for Responsive Politics
    Nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit - their mission is to produce and disseminate peerless data and analysis on money in politics and engage Americans, champion transparency, and expose disproportionate or undue influence on public policy.

  • Southern Poverty Law Center
    Dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society.

  • Institute for Public Accuracy
    They gain media access for those whose voices are commonly excluded or drowned out by government or corporate-backed institutions.

  • Committee for Economic Development
    A nonprofit, nonpartisan, business-led public policy organization that delivers well researched analysis and reasoned solutions to our nation’s most critical issues.

  • Op-ed Writing: Tips and Tricks
    The OpEd Project is a social venture founded to increase the range of voices and quality of ideas we hear in the world. This is not a forumla, but a guide to help you as you formulate your ideas.

Government

  • U. S. House of Representatives
    Complete information on legislative activities of the House. Watch live sessions.

  • U.S. Congress
    Watch live sessions, learn about legislation, congressional records, committees and bills. Review bills and how they voted. Where to find current members and their addresses.

  • Town Hall Project
    When Members of Congress are home on recess they should be holding town hall meetings. Find out if there is one scheduled near you.

  • Issue Voter
    IssueVoter helps you make your voice heard in Washington with just one click, and tracks how often your elected officials vote your way – holding politicians accountable.

  • Indivisible Adopt-a-District Guide
    Adopting a district is similar to hosting an empty chair town hall, except the person in the chair may be a neighboring or near-by member of Congress who is stepping in to help their peers’ constituents who are being ignored.

Political

  • Resistance Recess materials
    This site includes a variety of resources including: town hall guides for events with a representative or staff member, guides for holding a constituent town hall, de-escalation tips, petitions, and more.

Race & Social Justice

  • Stay Woke
    The Resistance Manual is an open-source platform to harness the collective power of the people to resist the impact of a Trump presidency and to continue to make progress in our communities.

  • Peggy McIntosh’s White Privilege Papers
    We present two of her papers on privilege, together with her piece titled, "Some Notes for Facilitators on Presenting My White Privilege Papers," in which she explains her intentions and offers suggestions for how to use this work in a classroom or other group setting.

Refugees & Immigrants

  • We are here to stay.
    Information on DACA including: things you should know, ways to fight back, and important resources.

  • Immigrant Legal Resource Center
    Info on DACA, including knowing your rights, how to renew, and checklists to keep up with your renewal.

  • International Rescue Committee
    Join International Rescue Committee supporters from around the world who have pledged to stand by people whose lives have been shattered by conflict and disaster and help them rebuild their lives.

  • National Immigration Law Center
    No matter who is president, everyone living in the U.S. has certain basic rights under the U.S. Constitution—everyone, including people who are undocumented. Download and print out a card to keep with you.

Religious Tolerance

  • Atlanta Initiative against anti-Semitism
    Their mission is to proactively deter and reactively combat anti-Semitism in Atlanta through community connections, constructive dialogue and grassroots action.

  • Teaching Tolerance
    Teaching Tolerance’s mission is to reduce prejudice, improve intergroup relations and support equitable school experiences for our nation’s children. They believe that schools must educate all students for full participation in a diverse democracy.

  • The Breman Museum in Atlanta
    Their goal is to preserve and disseminate reliable information about Jewish history and culture. In order to do so, they provide resources and programs that are designed to educate visitors about pivotal moments in the history of the Jewish people. The knowledgeable staff supports the Museum’s mission by helping individuals and institutions learn Jewish history in a responsible environment. Research and educational institution.

  • Bend the Arc
    Bend the Arc is building the power and passion of the progressive Jewish movement in America by bringing together Jews from across the country to advocate and organize for a more just and equal society. We are the only national Jewish organization that is focused solely on promoting these values here in the U.S. Bend the Arc is inspired by the quote "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Self-Care

  • Finding Steady Ground
    Here are 7 behaviors we can use right away to strengthen ourselves, so we can continue to take more powerful and strategic actions.

  • How to survive in intersectional feminist spaces 101
    A lot of folks are just waking up to activism and are heading into intersectional feminist spaces with some trepidation. Hopefully this can help keep you on track.

  • Starhawk's 5 Calming Tips during Protest (video)
    Starhawk, an elder, teacher, and writer in non-violent direct action, offers her sage advice on how to stay calm in these turbulent times of protests and demonstrations.

  • Mental Health Toolkit
    The UndocuHealth Project Toolkit was designed to alleviate not only the stress and anxiety of folks across the nation and keep ours families secure, but also to give the reader tools that will allow them to conduct safe zone events and incorporate stress reducing activities within their community work and daily lives.

Social Movements

  • 8 ways to meaningfully support social justice movements
    Getting involved in social justice can be overwhelming. There are so many causes you can get behind, varieties of movements, tricky vocabulary words and big names to know — and that can make it difficult to know where to start.

Resources for Kids

  • nprEd
    5 Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News.

  • TED-Ed Video
    How to choose your news.

  • NY Times Lesson Plans
    Evaluating Sources in a ‘Post-Truth’ World: Ideas for Teaching and Learning About Fake News.

  • NY Times Lesson Plans
    Teaching and Learning About Governmental Checks and Balances and the Trump Administration.

  • PBS Lesson Plan
    How to teach your students about fake news. For grades 7-12, time needed: 50 minutes.

  • PBS Lesson Plan
    The Price of a Free Press: Is Journalism Worth Dying For? For grades 9-12, time needed: two 50 minute classes.

  • First Amendment Schools
    First Amendment Schools: Educating for Freedom and Responsibility is a national reform initiative designed to transform how schools teach and practice the rights and responsibilities of citizenship that frame civic life in our democracy.

  • Digital Resource Center
    News Literacy is a newly emerging academic discipline designed to teach students how to take skillful possession of their power as citizens by becoming perceptive news consumers.

  • Teen Vogue
    The Best Tips for Spotting Fake News in the Age of Trump.

  • Practical Tools for Teaching News Literacy
    With that democratization of news production and consumption comes an even greater responsibility for all of us to become savvy news consumers. Teaching students lifelong news literacy skills seems more important than ever.

Other

  • Team Human
    The topics discussed on the Team Human podcast are focused on building an ever-expanding index of resources, practitioners, and ways to engage with the ideas explored on the show.

  • Frame Shift Consulting
    The Ally Skills Workshop teaches simple everyday ways for people to use their privilege and influence to support people who are targets of systemic oppression in their workplaces and communities. This includes women of all races, people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ folks, parents, caregivers of all sorts, and people of different ages.


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-Michelle Obama