Issue Briefings


Our core team brings a wide variety of backgrounds and expertise, from building diverse coalitions in global politics to writing domestic health policy. Our supporters, ranging from policy professionals to students, offer even more perspectives. Our Issue Briefing series presents short, digestible policy discussions on systemic racism and the countless sectors it impacts.

Please contact us if you would like to write an Issue Briefing.

Narrowing the Racial Wealth Gap Through Housing Investment

Jennifer Zhang | Director of Outreach
July 2020

Addressing Health Care Disparities with National CLAS Standards

Britney Paddy, QMHP | Director of Corporate Compliance & Organizational Psychology
July 2020

Racism is a Public Health Crisis

Laurel Huffman, MPH, CPH, RDN, LDN | Director of Public Health Advocacy
June 2020

More Issue Briefings are coming soon!

Online Resources Collection


The following are webpages, articles, social media accounts, and other resources our research and social media team have gathered for your convenience. Listed resources are not necessarily endorsed by #TheWorldIsWatching.

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Guidance for Global BLM Organizers


To amplify and augment global Black Lives Matter organizing, we assembled a brief 2-page guide on the next steps that leaders and organizers can take to effectively mobilize. Thank you for your work. This is our movement and your moment. #BlackLivesMatter #TheWorldIsWatching

This guide was developed in consultation with experienced grassroots organizers and activists.

Global Protest Trackers


Multiple organizations have created online maps of Black Lives Matter protests using crowd-sourced data gathering.

CREOSOTE ⁠— 3,960 cities or towns worldwide have had BLM protests between May 25, 2020 and June 24, 2020.

AL JAZEERA ⁠— Cities outside of the United States where protests have been held include Buenos Aires, Argentina; Yerevan, Armenia; Perth, Australia; Sydney, Australia; Adelaide, Australia; Brisbane, Australia; Cairns, Australia; Canberra, Australia; Townsville, Australia; Newcastle, Australia; Wyong, Australia; Vienna, Austria; Brussels, Belgium; Ghent, Belgium; Liege, Belgium; Hamilton, Bermuda; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Sofia, Bulgaria; Calgary, Canada; Fredericton, Canada; Halifax, Canada; Moncton, Canada; Montreal, Canada; Ottawa, Canada; Peterborough, Canada; Saskatoon, Canada; Toronto, Canada; Vancouver, Canada; Nicosia, Cyprus; Prague, Czech Republic; Copenhagen, Denmark; Aarhus, Denmark; Oulu, Finland; Helsinki, Finland; Bordeaux, France; Paris, France; Berlin, Germany; Munich, Germany; Bonn, Germany; Bremen, Germany; Cologne, Germany; Dusseldorf, Germany; Frankfurt, Germany; Gottingen, Germany; Jena, Germany; Osnabruck, Germany; Accra, Ghana; Athens, Greece; Thessaloniki, Greece; Reykjavík, Iceland; Kolkata, India; Mashhad, Iran; Dublin, Ireland; Tel Aviv, Israel; Haifa, Israel; Milan, Italy; Rome, Italy; Verona, Italy; Kingston, Jamaica; Tokyo, Japan; Nairobi, Kenya; Pristina, Kosovo; Monrovia, Liberia; Vilnius, Lithuania; Mexico City, Mexico; Guadalajara, Mexico; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Groningen, Netherlands; The Hague, Netherlands; Auckland, New Zealand; Wellington, New Zealand; Christchurch, New Zealand; Dunedin, New Zealand; Tauranga, New Zealand; Abuja, Nigeria; Lagos, Nigeria; Bergen, Norway; Kristiansand, Norway; Oslo, Norway; Tromso, Norway; Karachi, Pakistan; East Jerusalem, Palestine; Quezon City, Philippines; Poznan, Poland; Warsaw, Poland; Lisbon, Portugal; Porto, Portugal; Coimbra, Portugal; Bratislava, Slovakia; Cape Town, South Africa; Pretoria, South Africa; Pretoria, South Africa; Seoul, South Korea; Myeong-dong, South Korea; Barcelona, Spain; Girona, Spain; Zaragoza, Spain; Stockholm, Sweden; Umea, Sweden; Malmo, Sweden; Geneva, Switzerland; Zurich, Switzerland; Tunis, Tunisia; Istanbul, Turkey; Liverpool, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom; Manchester, United Kingdom; Derry, United Kingdom; Belfast, United Kingdom; Birmingham, United Kingdom; Birmingham, United Kingdom; Sheffield, United Kingdom; Bournemouth, United Kingdom; Portsmouth, United Kingdom; Brighton, United Kingdom; New Alresford, United Kingdom; and Cardiff, Wales.

Gentle Reminders in the Fight Against Systemic Racism and Injustice


To our friends in the international community: I must start with thank you.  What started as a personal attempt to encourage compassion and solidarity around the injustices against Black and Brown people in the US has grown to an international movement. I am so thankful to each and every voice that has used their space in support of these efforts.

  1. To all persons advocating against the violence, racism, and systematic injustice in the US – we urge you to be mindful of your mental health and well-being during this time. Engage when you can, how you can. 
  1. No act is too big or too little. Share the post, respond to the comment. Have conversations with friends and family. Encourage engagement and active involvement. Attend a peaceful protest. Translate resources/terminology in your native language. Do more research and learn. Support and donate how and when you can. 
  1. Cancel culture is easy and can be counterproductive in the bigger picture of moving towards a more more peaceful and compassionate world. Engage how you can. 
  1. You  may not know the exact answer or solution. Show up anyway. Lean into the learning. 
  1. Everyone has a role to play in the social change ecosystem – learn your role.
  1. Help how you can, when you can, where you can.

We acknowledge all of you who have, are, and will use you voice to amplify the echos of thousands, if not millions around the world toward a just, fair, and safe society. 

We see you and we thank you.  

In Solidarity, 

Alexandria, Vannary, and Somaya