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Wellness Wednesday: Stronger Together

June 3, 2020

Our nation and our communities are hurting. Right now is the time to make our voices heard, open ourselves up to having uncomfortable but continuous conversations and educate ourselves.
I stand am committed to being a part of the shift to better understand, support and make changes in the cities we love to explore. In order to ensure this is a movement, not just a moment, I am sharing a list of organizations to follow, support, and donate to. We must fight for racial justice and equality right now and beyond.

 

Organizations To Donate 

National Organizations

George Floyd Memorial Fund
This memorial fund is established to cover funeral and burial expenses, mental and grief counseling, lodging and travel for all court proceedings, and to assist Floyd’s family in the days to come as they continue to seek justice for George. Donate here.

Minnesota Freedom Fund
The Minnesota Freedom Fund is a community based nonprofit that combats the harms of incarceration by paying bail for low-income individuals who cannot. The Minnesota Freedom Fund has raised $20m and is asking that future donations be routed to Black Visions Collective and Reclaim The Block. Donate here.

Black Visions Collective
BLVC aims to create the conditions for long term success and transformation for all Black People. They believe in a future where all Black people have autonomy and where safety is community-led. Donate here.

Reclaim The Block
Reclaim the Block organizes Minneapolis community and city council members to move money from the police department into other areas of the city’s budget that truly promote community health and safety. Donate here.

National Bail Out
National Bail Out is a Black-led and Black-centered collective of abolitionist organizers, lawyers and activists building a community-based movement to support and end systems of pretrial detention and ultimately mass incarceration. Donate here.

Black Lives Matter
BLM is a movement and ongoing fight to end state-sanctioned violence, liberate Black people, and end white supremacy forever. Donate here.

Bail Project
The Bail Project is a national nonprofit organization that pays bail for people in need, reuniting families and restoring the presumption of innocence.Their goal is to secure freedom for as many people as possible and fuel momentum for equal justice. Donate here.

Campaign Zero
Campaign Zero is a police reform campaign which proposes research-based policy solutions to end police brutality in America. Donate here.

National Bail Fund Network
The National Bail Fund Network is made up of over sixty community bail and bond funds across the country. They regularly update their listing of community bail funds that are freeing people by paying bail/bond and are also fighting to abolish the money bail system and pretrial detention. Donate here.

Petitions To Sign

Justice For George Floyd. Sign here.

Color of Change: Ensure the officers involved in Floyd’s death are brought to justice. Sign here.

White House Petition. Sign here.

Justice For Breonna Taylor. Sign here.

Justice for Ahmaud Arbery. Sign here.

Numbers To Call and Text

  • Call DA Mike Freeman in Minnesota (612-348-5550) and demand prosecution to Derek Chauvin  (Badge #1087) and Tou Thoa (badge #7162).
  • Text FLOYD to 55-156
  • Text JUSTICE to 668366
  • Text ENOUGH to 55165
  • Leave a message for Louisville Mayor and demand justice for Breonna Taylor 502-574-2003.

Questions To Ask Yourself

  • What can you do to support POC in your community?
  • What are your local politicians’ policy on ending police brutality?
  • When were you taught about race and culture?
  • How do you plan on helping the fight to end racial discrimination and systemic oppression?
  • How can you use anti-racist knowledge to change and progress conversations with friends, family, colleagues and peers?
  • How can you be actively anti-racist instead of simply “not racist”?
  • What do you want to learn more about?

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