Black Lives Matter – Taking it Further

Black Lives Matter – Taking it Further

A lot of us have seen the news that thousands of people have joined together all over the world to champion the Black Lives Matter movement. 

Some of us have been joining the protests, vigils and marches, while others have been educating themselves or having open conversations with friends and family on ways they can make a difference. If you’re unable to attend a protest, there are plenty of other ways you can take action and support the cause. From donating to a bail fund or a fundraiser to reading about black history.

We’ve collated some of the ways you can support Black Lives Matter, taking it further than just posting a black square on social media.

Donate

Donate to Official George Floyd Memorial Fund - https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloy 

Donate to The Minnesota Freedom Fund, which provides funds to bail those protesting in Minnesota - https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/donate

Donate to The Bail Project, which again provides funds to bail those protesting -   https://secure.givelively.org/donate/the-bail-project

Donate to Black Lives Matter - https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019

Donate to The Movement for Black Lives - https://secure.actblue.com/donate/movement-4-black-lives-1

Donate to Unicorn Riot, which supports journalists on the front line - https://unicornriot.ninja/donate/

Donate to Black Visions Collective - https://www.blackvisionsmn.org

Donate to Say Her Name - https://aapf.org/supportshn

Sign Petitions

To demand justice for George Floyd, you can sign the petition here - https://www.change.org/p/mayor-jacob-frey-justice-for-george-floyd

To demand that the police officers involved with Floyd's death are charged with second-degree murder, you can sign here - https://www.wecantbreathenational.org

Books to Read

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

They Can’t Kill Us All by Wesley Lowery

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

Beloved by Toni Morrison

Between The World And Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Your Silence Will Not Protect You by Audre Lorde

How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi

Films to Watch

When They See Us 

13th 

I Am Not Your Negro 

Selma

The Hate U Give 

If Beale Street Could Talk 

Just Mercy

Fruitvale Station

Mississippi Masala

Malcom X

12 Years A Slave 

Get Out


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