Black Lives Matter
What is happening in our world right now is a long time coming. It can seem overwhelming as the world was hit with a pandemic no one saw coming. At first, I did not know what to do. I did not know what to say. I took this week to observe and inform myself on what more we could do to help. There is so much information online it can be hard to take it all in.
Here are some ways we can help
www.blacklivesmatter.com (USA) @blklivesmatter on Instagram
www.blacklivesmatter.ca (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Both have lots of information, ways you can donate, and petitions you can sign to make your voice heard.
@homefromcollege on Instagram did a great post called “87 Ways You Can Help” which includes books to read, podcasts to listen to, petitions to sign, organizations to donate to, questions to ask yourself, tv shows and films to watch, organizations to follow, numbers to call/text, and action items. Please go follow and read that post.
The Loveland Foundation https://thelovelandfoundation.org working to provide therapy sessions for women and children, there are many different ways to donate on the website. Est. in 2018 by Rachel Cargle
Campaign Zero www.joincampaignzero.org Offers solutions to end police violence in America
The Marsha P. Johnson Institute https://marshap.org/about-mpji/ To elevate and support the voices of Black transgender people
NAACP Legal Defence Fund www.naacpld.org/ Legal organization fighting for racial justice
Color of Change https://colorofchange.org Helps us doing something real about injustice
Black Futures Lab https://blackfutureslab.org Works with Black people to transform communities, building Black political power and changing the way power operates.
Fair Fight Action https://fairfight.com/ Fair elections in Georgia and around the nation
National Lawyers Guild www.nlg.org/ Dedicated to the need for basic change in the structure of the political and economic system
Community Justice Action Fund www.cjactionfund.org/ Non-profit building power for and with communities of color to end gun violence
Anti-Racist Reading from Chapters
Please do not forget that COVID-19 is still out there so we all need to stay safe, wear a mask, and wash our hands!
We all need to be spreading peace and love, not hate.
Stand against racism and inequality!
Lilies & Moonbeams
Photo By: Donovan Valdivia