How You Can Support the Black Lives Matter Movement
George Floyd, Belly Mujinga and Breonna Taylor are just a few names which you’ve probably read a lot about in the past couple of weeks in relation to the Black Lives Matter movement. We’ve been taking the time to educate ourselves further about everything that’s been going on, both in America and here in the UK, by reading, watching and listening to others. We want to do everything we can to support the movement and as such have decided to put together this source of information listing different resources you can look at and find useful. We know this isn’t an exhausted list, so if you have any additional recommendations of ways people can show support please drop it into the comments section below!
1) Write to your local MP. Please see draft email/letter links below which can be edited and sent.
To find your local MP please see here: https://www.theyworkforyou.com/
To the Minnesota Freedom Fund . All donations will be used to expand legal support for those arrested or incarcerated protesting the murder of George Floyd.
To The Bail Project. All these donations will be helping post bail for people who can’t afford it.
To Black Lives Matter. These donations are used to support the movement and ongoing fight to end state-sanctioned violence, liberate Black people, and end white supremacy forever.
To The Movement for Black Lives. These donations go towards supporting over 150 organizations in the movement for Black Lives Matter. Click on the link to check out who these organizations include.
To the Unicorn Riot. These proceeds go towards primary source reporting and on-the-ground coverage of the Black Lives Matter movement.
To the Black Visions Creative. BLVC is a Black-led, Queer and Trans centering organization whose mission is to organize powerful, connected Black communities and dismantle systems
To Say Her Name. This campaign has been ongoing for 5 years now. It brings awareness to the often invisible names and stories of Black women and girls who have been victimized by racist police violence and provides support to their families.
Can’t donate? Watch this video on YouTubeand don’t skip the ads. All the ad revenue is being donated to Black Lives Matter charities.
3) Sign the petitions
To demand justice for Belly Mujinga . The railway worker who died from coronavirus after she was spat on by a man claiming to have COVID-19.
To demand justice for Breonna Taylor. The black emergency medical technician who was fatally shot in her apartment by the Louisville Metro Police Department.
To demand justice for Tony McDade. A transgender black man was got killed by police in Tallahassee.
4) Support black-owned businesses
5) Support one of these charities
6) Educate yourself through reading a book or two.
7) Educate yourself by watching one or more of the following films.
8) Go out and march at one of the Black Lives Matter protests.
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