To the members of the CorpCare community:

CorpCare was founded on the belief that every company is responsible for the social impact they have on the communities in which they operate, the employees who work for them and the customers they serve.

Many companies and the capitalist systems in which they operate, have long upheld racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, queer-phobic and a plethora of prejudiced systems.

It has long been time to divest from injustice.

It has long been time to defund the systematic marginalization of groups of people because of the colour of their skin, because of the ways in which they worship, because of who they love, because of who they are.

In this time, businesses must refuse to operate as “usual”.

Globalization has created a world in which our experiences are more easily shared, communicated and seen than ever before. As our world moves through the devastating effects of a pandemic, we are reminded again of the disproportionate risk, pain and death experienced by communities of colour, poor communities, communities who are differently abled, communities whose seats at the table are too few if at all existent.

The moments of today will be shared as our human history. The moments of today demand us to affirm. BLACK LIVES MATTER.

CorpCare operates in a predominantly Black nation, in a region of immigrants. Our region is one whose evolution was radically upended by the violence of colonialism. CorpCare’s team is predominantly Black and predominantly Female.

CorpCare is making this statement too late.

Because we are overwhelmed by the news emanating from the U.S., news of violent acts of prejudice. Because we believe the issues of racism, classism and colourism in Jamaica are inextricably linked. Because we refuse to speak without taking meaningful action, we have put together a list of resources for our family of companies, individuals and communities to use as a guide for donation and volunteering opportunities within Jamaica and abroad.

We hope this resource is useful. We want it to evolve. We are sharing resources we have found to be reputable, highlighting the work done by several organisations, and amplifying their voices so they get more support; your support. We are also listening and remain open to learning and correction, and we ask you to help hold us accountable. We want to engage in meaningful dialogue with our community. We invite your additions to this resource. We want this resource to be OUR community’s resource.

In solidarity and with love,
The CorpCare Team



Resources

For donating to and volunteering with human rights and justice organisations who advocate for equal rights, access to opportunity and the betterment of our societies. Please note that this page is a “living” resource and will constantly be updated.


Jamaican Organisations


  • 876Volunteer

    876Volunteer is centered around “connecting good hearts to good causes”. Their website is accessible here. Slide into their DMs on Instagram to learn more about how you can volunteer in your community. CorpCare’s MD serves an ambassador for 876Volunteer.

  • Jamaicans For Justice (JFJ)

    CorpCare works closely with JFJ and recommends to its family of companies and its wider community to become members of the JFJ contributing. For those interested in volunteering with JFJ: Click Here. For those interested in making their advocacy a full-time job, JFJ provides information about its job opportunities here. To donate, contact the local JFJ office or click here.

  • Council of Voluntary Services (CVSS)

    CVSS serves as an umbrella organisation for volunteer and advocacy organisations in Jamaica. Their website is accessible here. A list of their member agencies can be found here

Caribbean Organisations

  • We are asking that our fellow Caribbean citizens share additional resources with us here.

International Organisations


CorpCare’s team booklist for issues of colonialism, racial segregation, marginalisation and injustice

  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele
  • Augustown by Kei Miller
  • A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
  • Racism without Racists by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
  • So You Want to Talk About Race' by Ijeoma Oluo
  • The Book of Black Royalty by Ibrahim Konteh and Kwame Gayle
  • Marcus Garvey: Ultimate Collection of Speeches and Poems
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  • We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • A Mayor’s Life by David Dinkins
  • Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
  • More Myself by Alicia Keys
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • Dare to Lead by Brene Brown
  • Untamed by Glennon Doyle
  • Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
  • Ayiti by Roxanne Gay
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  • Requiem for the American Dream by Noam Chomsky
  • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
  • Negro with a Hat by Colin Grant
  • The Colour Purple by Alice Walker
  • Eric E. Williams Speaks: Essays on Colonialism and Independence; edited by Selwyn R. Cudjoe
  • White Fragility: Why It’s so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo
  • How to be be and Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi
  • Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarcerations in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
  • Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi
  • The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap by Matt Taibbi
  • Feminism is for Everybody by Bell Hooks
  • Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay
  • Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
  • Women, Culture, and Politics by Angela Y. Davis
  • Dear Ijeawele: A Feminist Manifesto In Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  • Unbought and Unbossed by Shirley Chisholm
  • My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
  • Salt by Nayyirah Waheed
  • Nejma by Nayyirah Waheed

Documentaries, Movies, TV Shows and other Media

  • 13th - Documentary by Ava Duvernay
  • Whose Streets? - Documentary by Sabaah Folayan
  • I Am Not Your Negro - Movie by Raoul Peck
  • The Hate You Give - Movie
  • Patriot Act with Hassan Minhaj - Netflix Series
  • Mrs. America