What you can do to Support Black Lives Matter

 

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Photograph: Koshu Kunii

Many across the world have marched in solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement; protesting against brutal killings of Black people.

There is still so much more that can be done, and posting a black square on social media is not enough, we must go further than that.

It is understandable to feel overwhelmed and helpless, but there are many things we can do to support the fight against systemic racisms. And now is the moment to take action. 

Below is a detailed list of all the ways you can support Black lives.

 

Donate to Black Lives Matter organizations:

George Floyd Memorial Fund

Breonna Taylor Fund 

Ahmaud Arbery Fund

Reclaim The Block

Campaign Zero

Black Visions Collective

National Bail Fund Network

Unicorn Riot Fund

Split Donation to 37 Bail Funds

NAACP Legal Defence Fund

 

Donate without spending money:

 

 

Sign petitions:

George Floyd – change.org

George Floyd – colorofchange.org

Charge All Four Officers

Breonna Taylor – change.org

Breonna Taylor – thepetitionsite.com

Ahmaud Arbery – change.org

Ahmaud Arbery – change.org 2

 

Give a text or call:

Text “JUSTICE” to 668366 

Text “FLOYD” to 55156

Text “ENOUGH” to 55165

Call the District Attorney Mike Freeman (612) 348-5550. Demand prosecution for Derek Chauvin (Badge #1087) and Tou Thoa (Badge #7162)

Call the Louisville Mayor and demand that the officers get charged. (502) 574-2003

 

Follow a list of BLM organizations:

@blklivesmatter

@colorofchange

@civilrightsorg

@ethelsculb

@reclaimtheblock

@unitedwedream

@naacp

@showingupforracialjustice

@theconsciouskid

@fams2gether

@mpowerchange 

 

Join a protest:

Historically protests have proven to elicit success for civil rights campaigns.

If you decide to protest, take the appropriate measures for doing so safely. But don’t feel bad if you can’t, there are many other things you can do to support the cause. 

 

Educate yourself:

If your not Black, the most important thing to do is educate yourself on the anti-racist struggle.

Think about your privileges and prejudices and condemn it. And if you’re not already, be an ally. 

It’s not your Black friends’ responsibility to educate you unless they offer. There are plenty of resources online, use them.  

  

Support Black creators and Black business owners:

Think about the ways you can support Black creatives and their businesses. Buy their clothes, buy their books, support their creative projects. 

 

For more information, visit Black Lives Matter – Ways You Can Help.

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