Mobilize stands with those fighting against systemic racism and police brutality in our country. We're proud to support our partners and other organizations on the frontlines of this issue. #BlackLivesMatter
The news and social media have been flooded with stories of the recent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd. These tragedies have triggered widespread rage, sadness, and helplessness. Activists everywhere are demanding justice.
Many of us have been directly impacted by systemic racism throughout our lives. For the rest of us, the time to put in the work is long overdue. Fighting racism and oppression is about more than reading an article or posting a story—the first requires action.
Below, we’re sharing a few suggestions for events to attend and organizations to support. You can also visit mobilize.us/against-racism to find more.
What you can do
Our partner, Color of Change, has put together a petition to ensure that the police officers responsible are banned from rejoining the force and are charged with murder. Supporters can sign the petition, share it on social media, and send in a video in solidarity.
Many of our partners are hosting events (virtually and safely in person) to create safe space, honor lives lost, and educate and unite communities. You can browse the Mobilize Against Racism dashboard for events near you or keep an eye out for events tagged with "Black Community," "Black Lives Matter," or "Justice for George Floyd."
ACLU has provided call scripts for anyone seeking justice. Using these scripts and phone numbers, supporters can call Minnesota officials to urge them to do the right thing. Calls like these only take a few minutes and collectively can apply enough public pressure to ensure that justice is served.
Seek out resources to get educated
There are plenty of resources online that creatively dive into racism, past and present. The Good Good Good Newspaper and has put together a full list of books, movies, television shows, and podcasts that allies can use to learn more about how to be actively anti-racist.
Attend discussions, roundtables, and other educational events
There are many events supporters can attend to hear from organizers, members of their community, and other speakers. Mobilize partners have put together a variety of events such as DC College Democrat’s panel, Human Rights Campaign Wisconsin’s discussion of police violence and the LGBT community, and more.
To better surface our partners' racial and social justice work, we've compiled the Mobilize Against Racism dashboard, which will be updated daily with the latest relevant events. Browse the feed to find events to attend.
Where you can donate
Support their ongoing fight to end state-sanctioned violence, liberate Black people, and end white supremacy forever.
Donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund goes towards bailing out protestors in Minneapolis who can’t afford it.
Your gifts to ACLU Minnesota go to legal programs and special projects designed to protect the civil liberties of Minnesotans like George Floyd.
Giving to Color of Change supports strategic initiatives that challenge the corporations and politicians that stand in the way of progress.
Donations to Black Visions Collective enact transformative, long-term change for black communities in Minnesota.
Reclaim the Block is a grassroots organization that works to provide the Minneapolis community with necessary resources.
ActBlue enables you to split a donation across 40 bail funds (and growing).
Again, we will update this piece as more of our partners offer opportunities to get involved.