WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP
On the heels of a pandemic, the tragic murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor have left many feeling sad, angry, and fed up. What now, you might be asking?
Productive action is one way forward. There are a number of fantastic organizations out there fighting for racial justice that you can support. This list of nonprofits has been gone viral on social media, and it’s a great starting point. Additionally, here’s a few more organizations and charities out there to help support those out there fighting for and seeking justice and equality for people of color now.
Founded by Thurgood Marshall, the NAACP LDF has been fighting for racial justice for 75 years.
The fundraising site has a page that allows you to donate to 39 community bail funds across the country at once, and a page where you can donate to nearly a dozen different organizations fighting racial injustice.
More than just a motto, the organization also produces documentaries and cultural programs to support social justice. They’ve also launched voting and health initiatives–recently BLM called for better responses around coronavirus, which has disproportionately affected and killed people of color.
In March, ER tech Breonna Taylor, 26, was shot 8 times and killed by police in her own home in Louisville, KY. during a botched drug raid. Cops mistook her home for another 10 miles away said to be involved in drug trafficking. This site includes a petition to help bring the three police officers responsible for her death to justice.
Charities have been set up to support the families of Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery, 25, who in February was killed by two white men while he was jogging in a Georgia suburb.
For 100 years, The American Civil Liberties Union fights for all social justices, including reproductive rights, racial injustices, immigration rights, LGBTQ rights and more.