Black Lives Matter + Allyship Resources


RESOURCES
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- Black Lives Matter Resources
- Resources for Anti-Rasict Protesters
- Note: You can also use this list to find organizations to donate to that are providing relief for your local and nationwide protestors.
- Resources Supporting the Black Lives Matter Movement


Mental Health Resources for POC:

Gurls talk
@gurlstalk
Gurls talk is an online community for young women to discuss issues such as depression, racism, sexuality, relationships, and more.

Ethel’s Club
@ethelsclub
Ethel Lucas was a matriarch figure in a tight-knit Black community whose home offered warmth, laughter, and care. Her belief in community as a practice lives on in her granddaughter, our Founder and CEO, Naj Austin. Their mission is inspired by Ethel to create healing spaces that center and celebrate people of color through conversation, wellness, and creativity.

Metalust
@_metalust
Metalust is A wellness haven created for BIPOC, by BIPOC. With a mission to Empower and restore our mental health and honor the diversity of relationships and identity. Metalust hosts weekly circles via zoom that create a safe space for all bipoc.

Therapy for Black Girls
@therapyforblackgirls
Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.

The Loveland Foundation
@thelovelandfoundation
Loveland Foundation is committed to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a particular focus on Black women and girls. Their resources and initiatives are collaborative and prioritize opportunity, access, validation, and healing.

TAKING ACTION

Info from Color of Change team (thank you!):
Demand that Mayor Jacob Frey must:

1. block their pensions and
2. ban them from ever getting reinstated.


Phone # List:
Hennepin County Attorney's Office: (612)-348-5550
Deputy Chief of Professional Standards Bureau, Henry Halverson: 612-673-2735
DA Mike Freeman: 612-348-5550
MPLS City Council - 612-673-2244
MPLS Mayor’s Office - 612-673-2100
MN Governor’s Office 651-201-3400
Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Office 612-333-1272
MN State House Rep Jim Davnie 651-296-0173
MN State House Rep Aisha Gomez 651-296-7152
MN State Senator Jeff Hayden - 651-296-4261
MN State Senator Patricia Torres Ray 651-296-4274
OPCR # For Complaints: 612-673-3012
Internal Affairs: 612-673-2735
Mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey:
Personal #: 612-968-4443
Office #: 612-673-2100

Email List:
policepio@minneapolismn.gov
police@minneapolismn.gov
citizeninfo@hennepin.us
sean.mcginty@minneapolisMN.gov
katie.blackwell@minneapolisMN.gov


PETITIONS TO SIGN

P.s.: Make sure you know what petitions you are signing and not to double sign, in some states double signing makes your signature invalid

George Floyd

Link to sign a petition & call County Attorney Michael Freeman: https://www.justiceforbigfloyd.com/

Link to sign a petition to defund Minneapolis police:
https://secure.everyaction.com/eR7GA7oz70GL8doBq19LrA2

Change.org
Color of Change
We Can't Breathe
NAACP
You can also text "FLOYD" to 55156 to sign the petition.

Breonna Taylor
https://www.change.org/p/andy-beshear-justice-for-breonna-taylor
Color of Change


Ahmaud Arbery

Justice for Ahmaud Arbery
#JusticeforAhmaud - Color of Change


New York
Petitions
Buffalo Police Department: Fire Police Officer Aaron Torgalski
Demand that the NYPD fire Officer Michael J. Reynolds

DONATE

The following organizations have received a flood of funding & recommend you reroute your donations to other action organizations for the moment --

Minnesota Freedom Fund
Reclaim the Block
Northstar Health Collective

Instead, please donate to these organizations:
Black Visions Collective
Black Lives Matter
Official George Floyd Memorial Fund
Campaign zero
Color of change
Know your rights camp
National Bailout Fund

New York bailout organizations
Mutual aid NYC
Brooklyn Bail Fund
Emergency Release fund

EDUCATE

Read:

  • White Fragility
    By: Robin Diangelo
  • The Hate You Give
    By: Angie Thomas
  • I know why the Caged Bird Sings
    By: Maya Angelou
  • So You Want to Talk about Race
    Ijeoma Oluo
  • The New Jim Crow
    By: Michelle Alexander
  • Race Matters
    by: Cornel West
  • How to Be antiracist
    by: Ibram X. Kendi

Netflix Watchlist:

  • 13th
  • When They See Us
  • The Life & Death of Marsha P. Johnson
  • Becoming
  • Explained: The Racial Wealth Gap
  • The True Cost

Accounts to Follow:

  • @sophia_roe
  • @iamrachelricketts
  • @alliesdoingwork
  • @eryn_danielle
  • @whitneyymcguire
  • @dominiquedrakeford
  • @sustainablebk
  • @femalecollective
  • @candacereels
  • @sadgirlsclub