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A Guide to Informed Protest

Welcome

Pratt Institute Libraries emphatically declare our opposition to the racial terror and systemic injustices that shape the lives of Black people in the United States. Black lives matter. We share the sorrow and outrage of our community and are in solidarity with protests against racism and police brutality. We grieve the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and the countless other Black Americans who have lost their lives to racist and police-inflicted violence. We affirm our commitment to anti-racist practice and pledge to use our skills and resources to advance the production of and access to information for social and racial justice.

Though our Black Lives Matter guide offers eBooks, streaming films, zines, and other timely resources related to the Black Lives Matter movement, we recognize that many members of the Pratt community continue to take part in direct actions for racial justice in New York City and throughout the world. With this in mind, the Libraries have compiled resources related to informed protest, digital privacy, and knowing your rights. We hope this serves as a useful and illuminating guide to those members of Pratt Institute's community who are out on the streets demanding justice. For those unable to demonstrate in person, this guide also includes a range of digital actions to be taken in support of protests for Black lives. 

      Remembering the victims of police violence

Illustration by Chelsea Saunders in Answers to Your Protest Questions, published by The Nib on June 12, 2020. 

General Resource Guides

This guide mainly offers resources specific to protest safety, digital privacy issues, and knowing your rights. However, we've also included a few resource guides that deal with the broader issues underlying this current moment, including COVID-19, police brutality, and movements for racial justice more generally. 

Informed Protest: What to Do Before, During, and After You've Hit the Streets