BLACK LIVES MATTER

A developing resource for how you can play your part in the movement

We have a massive empathy deficit and education/awareness deficit in the American culture that we need to bridge so that more people in positions of power “get it.” But know that this only goes so far.

We will never change the minds of the racists waving confederate flags who casually dole out the word ‘nigger,’ so we have to change the systems that enable them.

So please remember: don’t let heartwarming moments of solidarity let you forget that justice has not been served and that the systems and people in power who allow this to happen are still in place.

There are two fronts in this fight; the hearts & minds, and legislation & systems. Both need fixing.

Here’s how you can help

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HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO

Contact your elected officials. There are a series of laws that need to be repealed/addressed by Congress. The Atlantic did an excellent piece on this. Michigan Rep. Justin Amash has taken the first step to call for the repeal of Qualified Immunity.

Find out who your rep is and get their contact info: House.gov

Send your Rep these two articles:

Next,

  • DONATE TO EFFECTIVE ORGANIZATIONS.
  • SUPPORT COMMUNITIES.
  • LEARN & EQUIPT YOURSELF.
  • PROTEST SAFELY.
  • TAKE CARE OF YOUR MENTAL HEALTH.

Details here…

The Organizations to Donate To

Bail Funds, Mutual Aid, & Petitioning

Great Resources For You To Follow And Learn From

Going To Protest? Here’s What You Need To Know Before Hitting The Streets

Excellent Materials – Uninformed Supporters Can Hider the Movement

Things To Watch

Things To Read

Instagram Accounts To Follow