This week I would just like to focus on what is happening in our country right now. I know many of us are glued to our t.v’s, social media timelines or even out protesting for a long overdue change in our country (thank you!). I know that when it comes to racism, police brutality and social injustice, we can feel helpless. I’ve been there. I was just there a week ago. If you’re looking for ways to support the Black Lives Matter Movement, here are some organizations you can donate to.
Black Lives Matter
#BlackLivesMatter was founded after the acquittal of the man of who murdered 17 year old Trayvon Martin in 2013. Black Lives Matter is an international human rights movement formed to campaign against violence, systemic racism and racial injustice against the African American community. You can donate to the Black Lives Matter organization here.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded “to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.” The NAACP focuses on the inequalities African Americans face everyday. The NAACP has upheld civil rights for minorities since it was founded in 1909. You can donate here.
Know Your Rights Camp
This organization was founded by NFL player, Colin Kaepernick. The mission of the Know Your Rights Camp is to “advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization and the creation of new systems that elevate the next generation of change leaders.” The organization just started a legal fund to help bail out protesters arrested in Minneapolis, Minnesota. You can donate to this organization here.
Campaign Zero is a police reform campaign founded in 2015. Their purpose is to end police violence in America through a comprehensive plan based on research and community recommendations. Donate here.
If you’re not able to support monetarily, that’s okay! Remember, you can support the Black Lives Matter movement everyday. Continue to educate yourselves on racial injustice. Start having honest conversations with your friends and family about racism in America. You decide what your contribution is, but we’re all in this together.
If there is something you would like for me to talk about concerning Black Lives Matter, George Floyd or racial injustice in America, please contact me.