Honoring George Floyd by Centering Action

Honoring George Floyd by Centering Action

It has been a year since George Floyd’s name became known the world over. His murder by a Minneapolis police officer has sparked global protests, activist movements, and many long overdue and difficult conversations. And while it’s important to take time to recognize the hope and progress we see around us, it is also important to see the oceans of work needing to be done for a truly equitable society. 

 

The George Floyd Memorial Foundation is asking supporters to honor the anniversary of Floyd’s death by joining its mission of ending systemic violence against Black Americans and continuing the fight for justice. Use your voice to contact your local officials, support critical legislation, and donate directly to programs uplifting the Black community. 

Visit the George Floyd Memorial Foundation for direct links to call your senator, a useful social media toolkit, voter registration links and information on organized police reform. Let’s honor the life of George Floyd by continuing to push for justice. 

Social Justice Initiatives and Resources

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Supports racial justice through advocacy, litigation, and education. https://www.naacpldf.org/about-us/ 

The Legal Rights Center
A non-profit law firm based in Minneapolis, offering legal defense, educational, and advocacy services. https://www.legalrightscenter.org/

CAIR-Minnesota
A civil rights nonprofit which fights for the rights and freedoms of all Minnesotans. They are playing a lead role in the Justice for George Floyd Coalition, organizing local social justice groups who are advocating for systemic police reform. https://www.cairmn.com/

Black Visions Collective
A black, trans, and queer-led social justice organization and legal fund based in Minneapolis-St. Paul. https://www.blackvisionsmn.org/about

Campaign Zero
Has a comprehensive package of urgent policy solutions informed by data, research and human rights principles to change the way police serve our communities. https://www.joincampaignzero.org/#vision 

The Know Your Rights Camp
An organization founded by Colin Kaepernick that provides education and training in black and brown communities has set up a legal fund for Mpls. https://www.knowyourrightscamp.com/ 

Showing Up For Racial Justice
Works to educate white people about anti-racism and organizes actions to support the fight for racial justice and undermine white supremacy.
https://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/donate-to-surj.html 

Communities United Against Police Brutality
Operates a crisis hotline where people can report abuse; offers legal, medical, and psychological resource referrals; and engages in political action against police brutality. https://www.cuapb.org/what_we_do 

POCI Caucus of Minnesota Legislature
Introduced reforms they are pushing at the State level to address police misconduct and prevent more killings and police misconduct against the communities they serve. https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/Profile/News/10399/30019 

153 Ways to Donate in Support of Black Lives and Communities of Color (The Strategist, August 11, 2020)

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