This guide lists resources for Cornell Law community members and anyone looking to support the cause of racial justice in the wake of the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and many before them. Below are links to local Ithaca area and New York City resources, as well as nationwide organizations and guides. These include relevant news sources, organizations that are working to address issues of systemic racism, and legal resources on protesters' rights. If you know of any additional resources that should be included in this guide, please email

Cornell Law Library thanks Khelani Clay and the Pence Law Library at AU Washington College of Law for permission to adapt Resources for Supporting Protesters.

Resources for Protesters: Know Your Rights

Staying Safe during a Protest


Ahmaud Arbery

George Floyd

Breonna Taylor

Tony McDade

Other Petitions

Other Advocacy

Social Justice Organizations

Justice Reform Organizations

Contact Elected Officials in Your Jurisdiction

Library Resources

Use the library catalog to find library resources on related issues. These subject headings will help you find resources, in print and online about racial and social justice, organizing for action, police brutality, justice reform and related topics.

Hashtags to Follow on Social Media

  • #AllBlackLivesMatter
  • #BlackDisabledLivesMatter
  • #BlackLGBTLivesMatter
  • #BlackLGBTQLivesMatter
  • #BlackLivesMatter
  • #BlackTransLivesMatter
  • #EndPoliceBrutality
  • #GeorgeFloyd
  • #GeorgeFloydProtests
  • #Justice
  • #JusticeForAhmaud
  • #JusticeForAhmaudArbery
  • #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor
  • #JusticeForFloyd
  • #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd
  • #NoJusticeNoPeace
  • #PeacefulProtest
  • #Protests2020
  • #Riots2020
  • #RIPGeorgeFloyd
  • #SayHerName
  • #SayTheirNames
  • #WeCantBreathe