We demand justice.
Every system that governs us — education, policing, transportation, housing, health care, and more — needs accountability. And until Black people can go for a walk, bird watch, live their lives, or protest the violence against the Black community without the fear of violence, until the systems of racialized oppression and dehumanization are transformed, Black people won't be free. And if Black people aren't free, none of us are.
We must fight and speak out to bring injustice to light. If you are unsure where to put your passion and your power, here are some ways to get involved
- Join the Movement For Black Lives Week of Action: Visit their site to get resources, messaging and tactics for each day of the Week of Action in defense of Black lives.
- Urge Congress to Take Action: Urge your members of Congress to support Reps. Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Barbara Lee, and Karen Bass’s resolution to condemn police brutality, racial profiling, and use of excessive force.
- Support local bail funds: Support protesters in your city by finding local bail funds or donate here to have your donation divided between cities across the country
- Increase power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities: Support BVM Capacity Building Institute and help provide training and support for community-based organizations.
- Educate yourself & the people around you: We encourage non-black allies to deepen their understanding of how racism affects us all by reading these anti-racism resources and having conversations with your family and friends.