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Black Lives Matter: Resources and ways you can get involved

Countless Black lives have been lost throughout our nation’s history to violence against the Black community. Now is the time to take action. Below are many ways you can get involved and help the people who are hurting and need support.

Donate if you can to:

George Floyd Memorial Fund: the official GoFundMe to support the Floyd family 

In memory of Tony Dade: the official GoFundMe to support the McDade family

Justice for the family of David McAtee: the official GoFundMe to support the McAtee family

Justice for Breonna Taylor

Justice for Ahmaud Arbery

Listen & support organizations like:

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund: America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice through litigation, advocacy, and public education. 

National Bail Fund Network: a national project that works with organizers, advocates, and legal providers across the country that are using, or contemplating using, community bail funds as part of efforts to change local bail systems and reduce incarceration.

Campaign Zero: Online platform & organization that utilizes research-based policy solutions to end police brutality in America 

Black Visions MN: A Black, trans, and queer-led organization that is committed to dismantling systems of oppression and violence, and shifting the narrative to create transformative, long-term change 

Reclaim the Block: A coalition that advocates for and invests in community-led safety initiatives in Minneapolis neighborhoods. 

Just Georgia: A coalition of organizers and community organizations on the front lines fighting for the Arbery family and reforms to Georgia’s justice system. 

Unicorn Riot: A non-profit organization that is dedicated to exposing the root causes of dynamic social and environmental issues. 

North Star Health Collective: A group of health care providers who help create safer environments for protesters 

Communities United Against Police Brutality: A Minneapolis-based organization created to deal with police brutality on a daily basis 

National Black Justice Coalition: A civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black LGBTQ people and people living with HIV/AIDS, with the mission of ending racism and stigma towards LGBTQ people. 

Take action:

Sign this Color of Change petition calling for an end of police violence against Black people

We’re proud to work with these Black organizations on our key issue areas. Consider following their work: Black Youth Vote, Black Women’s Health, The Thurgood Marshall College Fund, The Education Trust, The NAACP

Resources for protestors:

Know your rights

Guide on protesting safely by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Twitter thread and video on how to help someone if they’ve been tear gassed

Learn anti-racism: educate yourself (and those around you): 

An anti-racist reading list

10 books about race to read instead of asking a POC to explain it to you

75 things White people can do for racial justice

Talking About Race: A guide by the National Museum of African American History and Culture

How to Be An Anti-Racist by Dr. Ibram X Kendi

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth Of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson 

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

Reconstruction: America After The Civil War a PBS documentary 

Pod For the Cause by The Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights

About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge 

1619 by The New York Times

Register to vote:

One of the most important things you can do is register to vote and show up for *every* election. Often local races that don’t get a lot of attention have a huge impact on policing and criminal justice issues. Register and more here.

A comprehensive thread of Black mental health resources.