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:
Donate without spending money:
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:
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.
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.