You Can Donate to These Organizations to Support Protestors and Help Advance Long-Term Systemic Change

Obviously, always do your own research too before deciding who or what to support

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Showing up to support a cause can happen in a variety of ways. And if showing up to a large in-person protest during the coronavirus pandemic doesn't feel socially distant enough for you, there are other ways you make your voice heard. 

Along with voting, calling your local representatives, educating yourself about the causes of systemic racism and racial inequality, working on addressing your own privilege and inherent racial bias, and being a good ally, you can donate funds right now to help bail protestors out of jail or donate to causes that have a longer-term effect.

CityBeat's furloughed Arts & Culture editor Mackenzie Manley has put together a list of organizations you can donate to to support protestors immediately, as well as help advance systemic change. 

Locally, Beloved Community Church has also set up a bail fund.

And this shareable list of resources has been making its way across social media as well. This is just one person who has shared it.

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Graphics by @mimizhuxiyuan More local organizations to donate to via @mnfreedomfund: @reclaimtheblock @blackvisionscollective @unicorn.riot North Star Health Collective To support protestors demanding #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor: Columbus Freedom Fund and Louisville Community Bail Fund There are ongoing action items at RunWithMaud.com, JusticeForBreonna.org and JusticeForBigFloyd.com. They are being updated with the right numbers to call. It is easy to have a reaction to horrific violence. It is more challenging to make an ongoing effort to change our communities, have uncomfortable conversations, look at ourselves. (White people.) To notice how white supremacy and anti-Black racism have architected people’s lives all the way from the systemic level to individual interactions and feelings. To observe the way that, in Sara Ahmed’s phrasing, “whiteness gains currency by being unnoticed.” A huge part of that is reading and listening. I really liked @mimizhuxiyuan’s list here and the resources @rachel.cargle has on her page and site. Particularly the Dear White Women PDF. Please use the comments here to share other resources you have found useful.

A post shared by Tavi Gevinson (@tavitulle) on May 28, 2020 at 7:45pm PDT

As always, before you decide how to spend your time or money, do your own research.

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