How to Support Social Justice Projects
Updated: Jun 10
Many people are not the marching type. I know, because I am one of those people. Crowds give me an anxiety I cannot explain, but I'm glad to say that there are other ways to help out social justice projects around the globe.
Many of these platforms are based here in Minnesota; if you have other platforms that are reputable, please share them in the comments.
George Floyd's family has set up a memorial fun on GoFund Me account to help with funeral costs, legal help, therapy, and pain and suffering.
Write Minnesota Officials Demanding Justice
Maasai Godwin has a pre-written template that you can use if you need some extra help.
This is a community based nonprofit that pays criminal bail and immigration bonds for individuals who have been arrested wile protesting police brutality
A Black, trans, and queer-led organization that is committed to dismantling systems of oppression and violence, and shifting the public narrative to create transformative, long-term change.
This coalition advocates and invests in community-led safety initiatives in Minneapolis neighborhoods.
Online platform and organization that uses research based policy solutions to end police brutality in America.
Non-profit media dedicated to exposing root causes of dynamic social and environmental issues.
This fund is to help the small business rebuild what was destroyed during the uprising.
TakeAction MN is a "statewide, multiracial, multi-generational, grassroots membership organization. Building a people-powered movement across our state for a government and economy that works for all of us."
It's very important to make sure you learn as much as you can to better further your horizons. Below are good books to start with.
Use Your Platform to Speak Up
It's important that we stay consistent with making sure we keep our audiences aware of the truth of what happens in the world. Solidarity is essential, especially during this time.
Take Care of Yourself
It's easy to get sucked into fighting the fight, trust me, I know. But, if you do not plug into your source, you will only be fighting on fumes alone. Make sure to pay attention to yourself so that you can be the best version of you, while offering your help to others.
Remember, every little bit helps! There are too many resources to remain in the dark. Let's start here, and work upward!