Edited by several members of the community
If you have any pertinent information that I have missed that should be added or one of the links is not working, feel free to reach me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) as this is a resource for everyone to use but I cannot allow editing access to anyone for security reasons.
Tommy The Clown Dance Academy : Tommy The Clown is a South Central Los Angeles figure who has not only influenced South Central and hip hop culture but has also been a positive influence to inner city youth. He opened a dance academy that enrolls more than 400 inner city youth and is a safe space and performing arts hub for them but is on the verge of closing due to COVID-19. Any help would be appreciated as it is due to close within 2 weeks. Here is more info as well tommytheclown.
Justice for Kenneth Walker (for his legal representation supporting Breonna Taylor)
Sybrina Fulton's Campaign (Trayvon Martin’s mother is running for office in FL)
Know Your Rights Camp their Legal Defense Initiative will pay for legal assistance for people protesting in MPLS + Kaepernick’s charity is funding the project
Support small online Black owned businesses - Twitter thread of places to support
Donate to the following groups:
http://www.mothersagainstpolicebrutality.org Mother’s Against Police Brutality!
https://t.co/PhiW183L73 #8 Can’t Wait A campaign to bring change to police departments
Text FLOYD to 55156 & Demand Justice for George Floyd
If you live internationally and cannot sign petitions without an American postal code feel free to use any of these:
90015 - Los Angeles, California
10001 - New York City, New York
75001 - Dallas, Texas
89521- Reno, Nevada
General Community Donations/Urgent Funds:
For People Seeking Legal Help:
Information, What You Can Do:
Here is an extremely well laid out & thorough reading on how to be a better Ally!
Support, Invest, and Buy From Black-Owned Businesses:
https://shoppeblack.us/ Website of Black Owned Businesses!!
This website is a wonderful source to connect you to black-owned businesses. Tony O. Lawson and Shantrelle P. Lewis founded this amazing company to help encourage people to support and to #SHOPPEBLACK.
‘Assata: An Autobiography’ by Assata Shakur
‘The Autobiography of Malcolm X’ by Malcolm X
‘The Wretched Earth’ by Frantz Fanon
‘Revolutionary Suicide’ by Huey P. Newton
‘To Die for the People’ by Huey P. Newton
‘Freedom is a Constant Struggle’ by Angela Davis
‘Are Prisons Obsolete’ by Angela Davis
‘Women, Race, & Class’ by Angela Davis
‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race’ by Reni Eddo-Lodge
‘Black Feminist Thought’ by Patricia Hill Collins
‘How to be Less Stupid about Race’ by Crystal Marie Fleming
‘Killing the Black Body’ by Dorothy Roberts
‘Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower’ by Dr. Brittney Cooper
‘Heavy: An American Memoir’ by Kiese Laymon
‘How To Be An Antiracist’ by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’ by Maya Angelou
‘Just Mercy’ by Bryan Stevenson
‘Me and White Supremacy’ by Layla F. Saad
‘Raising Our Hands’ by Jenna Arnold
‘Redefining Realness’ by Janet Mock
‘Sister Outsider’ by Audre Lorde
‘So You Want to Talk About Race’ by Ijeoma Oluo
‘The Bluest Eye’ by Toni Morrison
‘The Fire Next Time’ by James Baldwin
Films and TV:
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO (2016) dir. Raoul Peck
Let the Fire Burn (2013) dir. Jason Osder
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (2015) dir. Stanley Nelson Jr.
Do Not Resist (2016) dir. Craig Atkinson
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017) dir. David France
13th (2016) dir. Ava Duvernay
When They See Us (2019) dir. Ava Duvernay
Ferguson: A Report From Occupied Territory (2015) dir. Orlando de Guzman
American Son (2019) dir. Kenny Leon
Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 (2011) dir. Goran Olsson
Dear White People (2017) dir. Justin Simien
Fruitvale Station (2013) dir. Ryan Coogler
Just Mercy (2019) dir. Destin Daniel Cretton
“Black is Crime: Notes on Blaqillegalism” by Dubian Ade discussing the criminalization of black people / Blaqillegalism
Lockdown & BLM by Connor Wilkinson discussing social media’s impact in lockdown & BLM & the importance of self reflection
Officers Derek Chauvin (Badge #1087) and Tou Thao (Badge #7162)
One email layout
Change the location & name and use the subject line “JUSTICE FOR GEORGE FLOYD”.
To whomever this may concern:
I am taking time out of my day from my home of [location] to write about the recent events that have occurred in your city. I am demanding justice for George Floyd, a man who was killed in cold blood which, I might add, was caught on tape. There is proof that these officers murdered someone. You need to call it what it is: MURDER. Firing the officers involved is not enough. Officer Derek Chauvin #1087 is guilty of murder, and the three other officers, are accomplices to this hate crime which took someone's LIFE. George Floyd and his family deserve true justice. Giving these officers paid leave even though they KILLED an innocent man is beyond inappropriate. They killed someone. Charge them with murder. They are murderers.
As an American citizen, I refuse to sit silently and watch how inappropriately this is being handled, ESPECIALLY because an innocent black man lost his life at the hands of your incompetent officers.
I demand justice for George Floyd and I refuse to be silent until all these officers are taken to court and charged for their crimes.
With whatever respect is due to you,
(outline written by @ioneiydaydreams on twitter, she also has lots of other helpful info on her account)
Another email layout to send to demand justice for George Floyd
Quicklink to paste it in your email: http://tinyurl.com/emailforfloyd
~Open it in your browser or else it won’t work because you have to press “allow”~
*If the link doesn’t automatically work, copy and paste the below text in your email with your name!!! Make sure to email all of the recipients listed!
Subject: JUSTICE FOR GEORGE FLOYD
My name is [insert name]. I am a resident of [State/City] and I am emailing today to demand accountability for the racist murder of George Floyd.
I demand that charges be pressed against all officers involved in this heinous racist murder, including specifically Derek Chauvin and Tou Thao. They should not be allowed to keep their jobs and should be charged and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for manslaughter.
George Floyd should be alive today if it was not for the gross abuse of power and white supremacy exhibited by the Minneapolis Police Department, all officers involved must face consequences for this murder in order to provide his family with justice and prevent further cops from committing brutal acts of violence against our communities.
In addition, I demand that we start providing more support towards community efforts and organizations outside of the police forces in order to prevent police brutality and violence in the future.
Tips for protestors:
Resources from Twitter & Community Google Drives
Here are the funds broken down by states courtesy of Indi:
BAY AREA (San Fran, Oakland,San Jose, Vallejo, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz)
CLEVELAND, OHIO - #DesmondFranklin (He/Him)
LITTLE ROCK, AR
LOS ANGELES, CA
LOUISVILLE, KY - #BreonnaTaylor (She/Her)
NEW YORK CITY, NY
ORANGE COUNTY, CA
PHOENIX, AZ - #DionJohnson
SAN JOSE & OAKLAND, CA - #NiaWilson
SAN ANTONIO, TX
TALLAHASSEE, FL - #TonyMcdade (He/Him), #Mychael Johnson (He/Him)
TAMPA BAY, FL
Owner: (twitter) @kara_case4
Editors (twitter): @ioneiydaydreams , @botanicaldyke