Help end the systemic oppression of people of color in the United States and around the world. Use your privilege, access, and opportunities to take immediate action now. Here are forty-eight ways you can help, now! #BlackLivesMatter #KnowJusticeKnowPeace
CONTRIBUTE TO ORGANIZATIONS
Ally Cooperative (@allycooperative)
Black Lives Matter (@blklivesmatter)
Color of Change (@colorofchange)
Showing-up for Racial Justice (@showingupforracialjustice)
Reclaim the Block (@reclaimtheblock)
United We Dream (@unitedwedream)
Sign the Tallahassee Dream Defenders’ Petition for Tony McDade
Text “ENOUGH” to 55156 or sign this petition to demand justice for Breonna Taylor
Text “JUSTICE” to 668366 to sign MoveOn’s petition for George Floyd or sign here
Sign Color of Change’s Petition for George Floyd
Sign the Movement for Black Lives’ petition to push elected officials to fight against the militarization in communities of color
Use this template to contact your representative and push them to consider changing police training to decrease police brutality
Defund12.org: a site with links to prefilled emails about decarceration you can send to your elected officials.
ASK YOURSELF TOUGH QUESTIONS
What can I do to support people of color in my community?
What positions and policies do my local elected leaders hold on police use of force?
When was I taught about race and culture?
How do I plan to fight systemic racism and oppression?
How can I use anti-racist knowledge to engage in constructive dialogue with family, friends, and my community?
How can I be actively anti-racist, rather than simply "not racist"?
What do I want to learn more about?
COMMIT TO THESE ACTIONS TODAY
Register to vote
Check-in on friends, family, connections, and neighbors of color
Educate yourself on what it means to be anti-racist
Share and post resources regularly to help educate those you are connected with
Avoid making the narrative about you–you are an ally whose job it is to amplify and raise up those who have been systemically disadvantaged
Actively evaluate daily circumstances. in your life to better understand the privilege you have
Stop supporting businesses and organizations whos values do not align with your own
Prepare to continue allyship and advocacy after the news headlines fade and the outrage subsides
If you have the means, continue to donate your time or financial contributions