Resources to fight Systematic Racism

If you have been following my blog for any amount of time, you’ll know that I usually will tell you a whole bunch of holidays that take place over the world. This time, I don’t feel like celebrating anything. This past week has just been a whole lot for me. I felt numb for a few days and now I felt like doing what I can: get information out there. I’m not really the type of person that goes out protesting, but this is something that I can do.

Campaign Zero: Campaign Zero is a group that fights for the end of unnecessary police violence “by limiting interventions, improving interactions, and ensuring accountability.” They currently have ten categories where policy reform can take place as well as research supporting those reform policies. Ways to get involved and donate can be found on this website.

Minnesota Freedom Fund: Currently this organization is using donation money in order to “pay bail for those who have shown up in love and grief and rage to demand justice for the murder of George Floyd.” This fund is using donation money so that protesters do not have to stay in jail just because they don’t have the money for bail. While the organization is currently asking people to donate directly to Floyd’s family or other local organization, they will use money donated to continue freeing people and advocacy of abolishing the prison industrial complex.

ACLU Minnesota: The American Civil Liberties Union for the state of Minnesota “continues to promote, protect, and extend the civil liberties and civil rights of people in Minnesota through litigation, lobbying, and community engagement.” Currently, the group is calling for “a fair, independent, and transparent investigation.”

Official George Floyd Memorial Fund: This is a GoFundMe created by a member of the Floyd family. The funds are going to be used to cover funeral costs, grief counseling, travel for court cases, and assisting the family during this time. A portion will also be used to care for George Floyd’s children and their education. If you want more information, there is an FAQ section you can go to.

If you know more sources, I would appreciate anyone telling me so that I can add to this resource page. Also, I ask that anyone who can donate, please do. I understand that times are hard, so don’t spend outside of your means. Also, I implore that you do something. You might not be out on the streets protesting, but we must show that what happened last week is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.

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