Black Lives Matter Resources
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If you're anything like me, you need to educate yourself. Here are some links I've found helpful (will keep adding here!) :
Listen to this podcast - 1916 by the New York Times - Explains how slavery has transformed America, connecting past and present through the oldest form of storytelling.
Watch this documentary from Nowness tracing the evolution of the Black Power movement featuring archival footage of Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale and Abiodun Oyewole.
Padlet - a compilation of short and easy reads focused around anti-racism.
These Minneapolis Black-owned businesses - courtesy of MSP Mag
68 Black Owned fashion and Beauty Brands - via Vogue.com
*** Many petitions and signatures are followed by an email to confirm. Make sure you do this step, or it doesn't count!
Justice for George Floyd - via We the People
Justice for Ahmaud - via Color of Change
Justice for Breonna Taylor - via Color of Change
Justice for George Floyd - write a letter to Minnesota Governor Tim Walz via Amnesty
Justice for George Floyd - via Change.org
Demand the Officers who Killed George Floyd are Charged - via Color of Change
Tell Minneapolis City Council to Defund the Police - via Reclaim the Block
Defund the Police - via Black Lives Matter
Justice for George - via Moms Rising
Vote out Bob Kroll and Elect a Fair Union Leader - via change.org
There are SO many beautiful organizations to name here, I'm only listing those I have donated to (cuz transparency). Do your research and donate to those who resonate with YOU :
Appetite for Change - an organization that believes food is the key ingredient to nourishing well-being. Systemic barriers make accessing fresh food in North Minneapolis a challenge for many. Through youth and workforce development programs, social enterprises, and policy initiatives, we build community capacity to engage with the food system in a fresh and sustainable way.
Support The Dripping Root - A Black Women Owned Businesses of MPLS, needs our help in opening her juice bar. Bringing health and wellness to our community.
Reclaim the Block - Organizes Minneapolis community and city council members to move money FROM the police TO budget that promotes community health and safety.
Black Visions Collective - Believes and acts out of love for a future where all Black people have autonomy, safety is community-led, and we are in right relationship within our ecosystems.
Minnesota Healing Justice Network - A community of healers, therapists, herbalists, artists, educators, nurses centering the wellness of black and brown families through mutual aid, health equity, and solidarity.
Black Lives Matter - A movement, a call to action, and response to anti-Black racism.