This blog is solely dedicated to BLM and the support and actions we all can take to help end the injustice. The black box image is in reference to last Tuesday’s #blackouttuesday social media movement. You can learn more about it here.
The inequality issue in our world is not new, has gone on for way too long, and needs to be reformed now. George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor were innocent individuals murdered by police officers because of their skin color.
2020 must be the year we become honest with ourselves, acknowledge systemic racism, vote locally and nationally, and implement changes toward justice. Enough is enough. Black Lives Matter.
We admit – we don’t have all the answers. However, we have provided resources below for individuals to educate themselves and donate to this cause. We will also continue to process, listen, and work to do our part to end this injustice.
Places to Donate
Color of Change
Black Visions Collective
(scroll down to the bottom to donate)
George Floyd Memorial Fund
LGBTQ | Freedom Fund
Minnesota Freedom Fund
They are no longer taking donations, as they’ve received enough resources now, however; they mention other great organizations: https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/donate
No Money? No Problem.
Zoe Amira | Views For A Vision
Watch this video and let the ads run. 100% of the revenue collected from the ads is donated to various organizations in support of BLM. Please be sure to read the pinned comment and the beginning of the clip, to learn how you must engage with the video for the ads to monetize: https://youtu.be/bCgLa25fDHM
Petitions To Sign
Visit the below websites to sign the latest petitions.
The Action PAC
Please keep in mind this is an example list. There are plenty of other petitions to sign and research about. The two above organizations are great for periodically checking new actions to take.
Black Owned Businesses in Austin
Small Businesses Everywhere
Actions to Take
Campaigns and other actions you can take.
Campaign Zero – contact your mayor or sheriff to implement 8 polices that can significantly decrease police violence.
Take Your City Budget Survey
Send An Email To Your District Representative
Send An Email to Your City Council Members
Register To Vote!
Mental Health Resources
All resources received from Ethel’s Club Social Media Post
- Dive in Well
- Sista Afya
- Therapy for Black Girls
- Inclusive Therapists
- Ethel’s Club
- The Nap Ministry
- National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network
- Harriet’s Apothecary
- The Unplug Collective
- BEAM Collective
- Black Girl in Om
View the rest of the post here: Mental Health Resources
Listen, learn, and educate.
- Explained: The Racial Wealth Gap
- Time: The Kalief Browder Story
- When They See Us
- The End of Policing | Alex S. Vitale (Ebook is free now on versobooks)
- White Fragility | Robin Diangelo
- The Fire Next Time | James Baldwin
- How To Be An Antiracist | Ibrahim X. Kendi
- Black Feminist Thought | Patricia Hill Collins
- Sister Outsider | Audre Lorde
- Color of Change
- Antiracist Research and Policy Center
- United We Dream
Engage with diverse individuals and listen with an open mind. Have the tough conversations, and spread the knowledge.
We hope 2020 becomes the year that significant change is made. Neutrality is not enough. Please join us in this fight for a fair and equal world.