Resources to support the Minneapolis uprisings

This document is intended for those who would like to support the Minneapolis uprisings against police violence, support the community through the process of rebuilding, and demand justice for George Floyd and all others killed by police or impacted by police violence through systematic change to the criminal justice system.  This is by no means an exhaustive list of resources, but it is a place to start.

All resources, information, and contact info have been gathered through many hours of online research and thanks to the work of many others sharing them on social media and through the Google Form linked here.  If you have anything you’d like to share or feedback on the document, you can let us know through this Google Form.  When possible, please  include links to original sources of information.

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Check out Uprising Minnesota!  

“Uprising Minnesota is a platform with the simple goal of curating information on how to directly support and uplift the work of Black-led community organizations leading the fight for police abolition in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.

This platform was built directly in partnership with Black Visions Collective, Free Black Dirt, Million Artist Movement, Minnesota Youth Collective, Reclaim The Block, and Women for Political Change — meaning that all the information on here is coming directly from these organizations.”

Check out these two sites for updated lists of petitions to sign

MN specific docs/sites to help direct your action:

National docs/sites to help direct your action:

Table of Contents

*Resources for those in the Twin Cities*

*Donate*  (and other ways to share the wealth)

Advocate

Resources for Protestors

*Resources for those in the Twin Cities*

Maps & Spreadsheets

  • “Each of these stores was called to verify hours. CLICK PINS to see hours, timestamp, notes”

Resources for food, medication, pets, and transportation

PLEASE NOTE:

We strongly encourage those who are able to donate financially to contribute what you might have spent on supplies to one of the many local community organizations or businesses listed in the Donate: Community Funds and Organizations section of this doc or to make a financial contribution to one of the organizations listed below.  By contributing financially to an organization you will be enabling them to meet the changing needs of their community over the course of this long road to a more just Twin Cities.

  • Send us a DM or call us at ‪(612) 492-1518‬!
  • “We are available to pickup/drop off supplies, to drive you to/from work, or anything else you might need.  If you are in a dangerous situation in MPLS STP or need a ride we will connect you with the fam to pick you up. We connect people. We can coordinate volunteers, drivers, and support for #JusticeforGeorgeFloyd”

Food Shelves/Pantries/Drives

  • Check the link for regular updates on food availability, how to donate,  and calls for volunteers.
  • It seems that most supplies and donations  are centered at the  Pow Wow Grounds coffee shop.
  • “This program, called P-EBT, is for students who are normally able to get free or reduced price school meals. Apply and get up to $325 per child to spend on groceries.
  • Immigration status is not considered in your eligibility for P-EBT.
  • 1001 East Lake Street, Minneapolis
  • Facebook        instagram
  • Food shelf hours Monday to Wednesday,  12:00pm - 3:00pm
  • volunteer
  • 2524 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis -- (612) 345-5637
  • Donate: Venmo @pimentokitchen to our PRS Relief Fund (use code 0645)
  • “DO YOU NEED HELP?: Pimento Relief Services can still help you at our Nicollet location or contact us to set up delivery if you can’t get to us.”
  • Continues to offer a variety of community supports including food and, most recently, a day of healing.  Please check their facebook and official website (regularly updated) for the most current information.
  • Bon Appétit article: If the Building Burns, Well, We’ll Figure It Out
  • 3355 N 4th Street, Minneapolis
  • facebook
  • pick-up -- Monday - Friday  12pm - 2pm   and   Saturday 11am - 3pm
  • collecting donations Monday - Friday  9am - 11am
  • facebook
  • Seems to be continuing to serve as a drop-off site for donations on Fridays.  Please check their facebook or  ‘A Modist Update’  for the most current information.
  • *choose “other” in the fund designation options, and type in the word “justice." 100% of gifts will be used to help meet community needs.
  • 2730 East 31st Street, Minneapolis
  • Check facebook for updates on timings and needs
  • Holy Trinity Food Distribution Volunteer 6/8-6/12
  • “We have a high need for bilingual volunteers, especially those who speak Spanish and Somali.”
  •  If you are a mental health professional and are interested in providing on-site support, OR if you are are part of a large group interested in volunteering, please email htlcgeorgefloyd@gmail.com.”
  • 3901 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis    
  • Contact: 612-827-2504, ext. 205.
  • Facebook
  • Facebook
  • 3745 Bloomington Ave., Minneapolis
  • Pick-up Monday-Friday from 10am - 2pm
  • Find more details and pick-up sites here.
  • 350 Water St, Excelsior
  • Asking for: DRIVERS to help deliver collected supplies
  • Ongoing donation drop-offs at gallery backdoor (7 AM - 1 PM).
  • Please check their Instagram (specifically their donation drive stories for more information.

Mental Health Resources

  • Adults: 612-596-1223
  • Children 17 and under: 612-348-2233

  • 1409 Willow St. #610, Minneapolis
  • (612) 345-4756
  • has two pro bono spots available
  • Psychologist, PhD, LP, LICSW
  • (763) 710-2394
  • --Dr. Julie McKay, Psy.D                Lakeside Psychology Services, LLC
  • 612-217-2719
  • Email: drjuliemckay@lakesidepsych.com
  • “I would like to offer a few pro-bono spots to children, adolescents, and parents to support families impacted by the layers of trauma that have happened and continue to happen.  I am a child psychologist.”
  • “I would also like to organize a group of friends/family to volunteer.”
  • Contact        Case Managers
  • currently accepting new clients
  • telehealth options: YES
  • “We have immediate openings in our Children's Mental Health Case Management program which is a free (Hennepin County) service. Our case management staff help families by navigating the emotional and behavioral needs of a child that can affect the child’s ability to function at home, at school, or in the community. We partner with families to find and access resources, create connections to services, and ensure that services remain effective as the child, and the needs of the family, grow and change.”
  • --Holy Trinity Church
  • crisis counselors are available
  • Contact Margaret (612) 567-0512
  • -Karly Porto, LPCC, LADC                Blackbird Therapy, LLC                        (re-confirmed 6/8)
  • contact: 218-330-1662        blackbirdtherapyllc@gmail.com
  • currently accepting new clients
  • telehealth options: YES
  • cost per session: $110-$150, accepting sliding scale options right now for individuals with financial barriers
  • “I am the owner and therapist of Blackbird Therapy, LLC. I specialize in trauma, substance use disorders, and mood disorders and have expertise utilizing EMDR, CBT, DBT, and Existential Therapy.”
  • contact: kim@lovejoyholistic.com 
  • Donate -- “This donation pool will fund mental health services for those seeking support who would otherwise not be able to afford therapy. Therapists providing services from this pool will offer 1-3 pro bono sessions for crisis stabilization, and these funds will provide free services for those seeking longer term support.”
  • currently accepting new clients
  • telehealth options: YES
  • cost per session: $135, or donation-based reduced rates (private pay, HSA)
  • “Trauma-based mental health support. Offering donation based pro bono sessions and reduced rates for the BIPOC community and anyone of marginalized populations facing financial barriers.”
  • (612) 889-2975
  • Contact form
  • “All therapists from this center are POC centered and available.”
  • If you are a black woman or girl who would like to apply for financial assistance please CLICK HERE to fill out our application form.”
  • “With the barriers affecting access to treatment by members of diverse ethnic and racial groups. Loveland Therapy Fund provides financial assistance to Black women and girls nationally seeking therapy.”
  • “Mental Health Connect works to provide community-based resources, support and education to improve access to mental health services and to connect individuals and families with the services they need.”
  • Contact
  • 651-645-7971
  • 2550 University Avenue West #163 So, Saint Paul
  • Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS)
  • “Any person eligible for or currently receiving Medical Assistance can receive ARMHS. Services address teaching mental health symptom management skills, basic living skills and social skills. The goal of ARMHS is to help people manage and recover from their mental health diagnosis to accomplish life goals and self-sufficiency in employment, social relations, and independent living. “
  • Monday-Saturday, 5 PM to 10 PM
  • Call: 877-404-3190
  • Text: “Support” to 85511
  • “We are here to listen! Talk to a trained peer support specialist about whatever is on your mind.”
  • 2550 University Avenue West Suite 229N. St. Paul    (We are at Como/280 intersection).
  • (651) 645-3115
  • “We have licensed therapists available via telehealth. *There are also limited slots for those who do not have insurance.”
  • Offering mental health services free for the community.  We are fully Telehealth services, so no driving or transportation needed.
  • New clients call 952-932-7277
  •  a psychiatrist, trauma specialist, author, and coach from Milwaukee who has provided resources to understand racialized trauma, open up conversations about race, and be aware of implicit conceptions around one's own body and how to overcome trauma related to those.
  • “We can’t help ourselves even begin to heal racialized trauma if we don’t acknowledge that it even exists.”
  • My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies
  • --Steffanie Johnson MA, LMFT
  •  (952) 250-6961
  • Silvia Bronkhorsr Ostman
  • 315-277-7578
  • 612-940-3513
  • “I am a DBT therapist at ACP and I have worked as a crisis stabilization therapist with Ramsey County, as well as, and ARMHS worker.”
  • Tracey Wilkins MSW, LICSW
  • Specialties are trauma, EMDR
  • Hilary Mueller, MSW, LICSW
  • specialties are trauma, EMDR and criminal justice involvement
  • currently seeing North Mpls residents only. She lives and is focusing her efforts there.

Arts - Get involved in the murals

  • Let’s repurpose some of the boards from windows to be used as murals throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul. Priority to affected business and impacted areas, but spread throughout the cities.
  • We are organizing a list to have ready to go to when businesses open back up.
  • Sign-up at this Google Form
  •  ”Some businesses have already started to commission new murals right now. Do you want to do this directly? Here's a  list of local mural artists (mural artists, feel free to add yourself here if you're not already on this list).”
  • Call For Artists Mini Chalk Murals
  • “Kelly Anderson projects has teamed up with Crayola Experience and Polaris to add some colorful lighthearted mini chalk murals around town with a limited number of mental health bags to be distributed per location.”
  • Check out this Google Form for more information.

Volunteers - seeking and offering

Volunteer requests associated with on-going food distribution or other organizations supporting our community right now will be highlighted in green throughout the document.  For all other volunteer needs, please check this section regularly

  1. Tradespeople & Construction Materials/Tool Donations

  1. People’s Protection Coalition

Service offered

Contact information

I have tools and the know how to assist with rebuilding our small business community. I own two small businesses myself, and work with a team of people who do remodeling jobs. We are hoping to donate our time and expertise to come help, but we need to know where the need is. Please reach out if you need us! We also have a large format printing capabilities and could print signage, or decals for store fronts/doors etc!

Emily@mb4studio.com 

We are a small group of software professionals who would like to use our technical skills and networks to help businesses that were impacted during the recent unrest.  If you are a business or organization that could use technical help (see below for options) please let us know!  

Check out this Google Form

Eric

eric@trackjs.com 

6/10 - I am a freelance videographer and photographer interested in helping individuals, organizations, or businesses share their story or help them make a larger impact.

garli013@umn.edu 

6/8 - Video documentary production

contact@affirmative.org 1-855-2AFFIRM

6/8 - I can offer a couple hundred tomato and pepper plants that are ready for planting in gardens.

Leah Mathiason

postpartumbliss@gmail.com 

 6126441931

6/7 - I've transformed my 1973 Volkswagen bus into a Justice Bus. For the first several days, we drove around handing out water and snacks to those cleaning up the community and engaging in community events. We'd love to connect with organizations who are hosting free barbeques or other events to bring the community together in a positive way. We'd set up the bus and serve water and snacks right there!

Jess

jdriscoll713@gmail.com 

6/6 - I’m a graphic designer that would like to volunteer my services to any organization, business, or BIPOC that is in need of any design help.

Nancy McCabe nmccabe07@gmail.com 

6/5 - My team provides writing, editing, and English to Spanish translation for businesses.

Lexington Writing Firm

6/4 - variety of copywriting, marketing and branding services.

Patrick Murphy murphymakes@gmail.com 

6/3 - I am a local (white) archivist with experience responding to spontaneous memorials and advising communities preserving memorial material.  I would like to volunteer my services for coordinating or assisting in the preservation of George Floyd's official memorial site and the many other memorials and sites of temporary art that have popped up around the cities.

lisajcalahan@gmail.com

773-569-5476

6/3 - I am a professional web developer willing to donate time to help with any web, tech, IT, email, etc needs.

sam@sambrannon.com 

*Donate*  (and other ways to share the wealth)

Lists of Black-Owned Businesses/Organizations:

Minnesota Specific

Nationwide

  • The directory on this site is an incredible resource!  AND they have an app to help you find Black-owned businesses on your phone.  
  • “Mandy Bowman is the Founder and CEO of Official Black Wall Street, the largest app and digital platform helping consumers find, review, and support Black-owned businesses. After studying Entrepreneurship and Global Business Management at Babson College, she set out to empower the Black community through economics and ownership. Since launching the platform in 2015, and the app in 2017, Mandy has been at the forefront of the #BuyBlack movement, helping Black businesses around the world gain the exposure and resources they deserve. The Brooklyn native is a fierce advocate for economics and ownership within the Black community and a two-time TEDx speaker.”
  • This website is a HUB for all things Black-owned around the WORLD with all kinds of lists of Black-owned businesses.  Check them out!
  • “A Philadelphia, PA based company founded by husband and wife team, Tony O. Lawson and Shantrelle P. Lewis.  We create and curate content related to Black business ownership and Black culture in the global diaspora.”

  • Arts
  • Banks
  • Bookstores
  • Literary Hub
  • Etsy
  • Fashion & Beauty
  • The Life She Has
  • Food
  • Home
  • Miscellaneous

Donate: Community Funds and Organizations

Please consider setting up a recurring donation.  Recurring donations often help organizations to plan financially as they can more accurately predict their future financial situation.  

If a particular organization does not have an automatic recurring donation option, you can reach out to them and ask if they can suggest a way for you to do that.  Or just DIY and set a reminder on your phone or calendar for each month!

Memorial:

Community Funds:
  • Donate
  • Association for Black Economic Power (ABEP) - “We’re partnering with Pimento to provide black business without insurance relief after white supremacists set them on fire during the protests.  
  • Our goal is to raise $1,000,000 to help these businesses recover from the damages done.”
  • Donate: Stand With Minneapolis: We Can't Breathe Fund
  • “Al Maa'uun is led by Black leaders with decades of service in North Minneapolis. We've been providing food since before the start of the pandemic. We have the infrastructure in place to meet critical needs by providing food and supplies across the city. But we need funds to build out in this time of urgent need.”
  • “The Al-Maa'uun organization serves thousands of households each year, with a focus on north Minneapolis. Your generous donations will provide: food, basic household supplies (including hand sanitizers and masks), and urgently needed medications to our affected neighborhoods right now. The Al-Maa'uun organization needs your support to provide these supplies to residents quickly and effectively.”
  • Donate
  • Facebook
  • “Mission: to spread a passion for the supremacy of god in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ by multiplying biblically faithful leaders and ministries of justice & mercy.“
  • Community Mental Health Support Pool
  • Donate
  • Contact Kim Lovejoy at Lovejoy Holistic Healing for more information kim@lovejoyholistic.com 
  • “Many people are facing tough times right now, and finances can be a barrier for people seeking mental health support. This pool is for those who have financial privilege and would like to contribute to those seeking mental health care at this time who are unable to pay for a variety of reasons. A pool of $400 will provide one month of therapeutic support for someone in our community!  Therapists providing services from this pool will also offer discounted rates to further benefit the recipients. “
  • Donate
  • “Update: The Neighbors United Funding Collaborative is helping the Midway + Union Park small business and nonprofit community rebuild their storefronts during this time of need. Hundreds of businesses have been devastated and need our support! Your donation will help rebuild our community in the months ahead.”
  • donate
  • “Our mission is: Amplify the power of community to advance equity and justice.”
  • Donate
  • “The McKinley Neighborhood Organization (501c3) will disperse funds to help small businesses across North Minneapolis repair, rebuild, and reopen. Funds may also be used to purchase supplies (food, personal care items, etc) for residents until local grocery stores can re-open.”
  • Mckinley Community Neighborhood Association
  • “The McKinley Community is committed to improving the quality of life in our neighborhood. We are dedicated to the empowerment of all McKinley residents and the creation of successful partnerships with local businesses, organizations, and government agencies to effect positive change. We, as a community, will unite to cooperatively resolve our problems, celebrate our successes, and value our diversity. “
  • “The Minneapolis Foundation to Deploy an Additional $500,000 in Safe Communities Grants in Aftermath of George Floyd’s Death.  Funding will support efforts to address systemic inequities and translate community anger into actions that repair the city.”
  • not currently seeking donations (because people are AWESOME) - but do follow and share their good work!
  • facebook
  • “The Minnesota Freedom Fund pays criminal bail and immigration bond for those who cannot afford to as we seek to end discriminatory, coercive, and oppressive jailing.”
  • Donate
  • “All donations received currently will go to support businesses that have been impacted by recent demonstrations. Many small businesses are facing unexpected bills and these needs are coming on the heels of closures due to the pandemic.”
  • “WBC in partnership with Northside Funders Group will direct all donations to support Northside businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 and the recent uprising.”
  • donate
  • facebook
  • “The Philando Castile Relief Foundation was established to help victims ​who have been affected by gun violence and police violence.  Our goal and our mission is to lend a helping hand to those in their time of need and also to add a little relief during your time of grief.  We also help the St.Paul and Minneapolis MN school districts pay off negative school lunch balances.”
  • Donate
  • “This Renter Fund seeks to aid cost-burdened renters in a low-barrier way.  Ultimately, the goal is to prevent housing insecurity and displacement.  The Renter Support Fund is operated by the Minneapolis Renters' Coalition, a group of residents, community organizations, and neighborhood organizations committed to supporting renters in our community.”
  • Donate
  • Facebook
  • “WBC in partnership with Northside Funders Group will direct all donations to support Northside businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 and the recent uprising.”
  • “All donations received currently will go to support businesses that have been impacted by recent demonstrations. Many small businesses are facing unexpected bills and these needs are coming on the heels of closures due to the pandemic.”
  • donate
  • Facebook        instagram
  • “We’re excited to announce that our Frontlines Fund is back open for contributions! Donate to help compensate black youth for their organizing work and cover the costs of emergency housing, transportation, medical care, supplies, and anything else needed on the frontlines.”
  • Donate
  • “This fund provides $200 payments to women and trans & non-binary folks under the age of 30. Priority is given to folks who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, and other people of color), queer, trans, sick or disabled, undocumented, or unemployed.”

Community-Based Organizations, Libraries, and Clinics
  • Donate
  • “If you can mobilize 10k hopeful citizens you can change anything.”
  • “Your donation will be used to provide water, food, PPEs, and other resources for our march. Any remaining sums will be directly spent on community development in Minneapolis.”
  • Donate
  • Facebook
  • “A Mothers Love-“Bringing Back” The Village is a grassroots organization of African American Mothers and Fathers. Our team uniquely reflects the communities we serve, including members who were in prison, who have buried children and siblings from Violence With Guns, who have children incarcerated for involvement with Violence With guns, who are single parents and parents of children of the LGBTQIA+ community.  It is our goal to use our own life transformations to help meet people where they are in life and work to build strong families with strong futures.
  • Donate
  • Facebook
  • “Our Mission: Create prevention and intervention models to address wealth extraction through systems change and the development of products and services that provide generational wealth building opportunities and access to capital while providing an alternative to traditional predatory, culturally incompetent and inequitable practices.”
  • Donate
  • “ Al Maa'uun is a nonprofit with deep roots in North Minneapolis, serving thousands of households each year with food and critical supplies.”
  • “Inspired by the teaching of the Holy Qur’an and housed in Minneapolis' historic Mosque of the Light, Masjid An-Nur, we partner with neighboring organizations, faith communities and individuals to meet the needs of our neighbors in North Minneapolis.”
  • Donate
  • “The Black Immigrant Collective is a Minnesota Black-led immigrant org that works at the intersection of Blackness and migration. Our work includes: mutual aid support; deportation & detention defense; local, state & federal policy and resource sharing including legal support.”
  • We organize black artists building community power.
  • We educate our communities.
  • We create spaces for leadership to thrive.”
  • Donate
  • facebook   |   instagram
  • “Black-led and queer and trans-centered organizing work.  Investing in long-term and ongoing community building toward transformative justice and liberation.”
  • Donate
  • Facebook   |   instagram
  • Our Mission:  To unite Latinxs in Minnesota in active grassroots communal democracy that builds racial, gender, social and economic justice across community lines.
  • Our Vision:  To build a world that is just, equitable, enjoyable and environmentally sustainable for all.
  • Donate
  • Facebook   |   Instagram
  • “CTUL is a worker-led organization where workers organize, educate and empower each other to fight for a voice in their workplaces and in their communities. We partner with other organizations and leaders to build a movement to win racial, gender and economic justice. We identify the root causes of injustice and work to shift the balance of power between those who have it and those who don’t to improve the lives of our communities for present and future generations.”
  • Dissent article: A Minneapolis Worker Center Becomes a Hub of Protest
  • Donate
  • Facebook
  • “The mission of Dream of Wild Health is to restore health and well-being in the Native community by recovering knowledge of and access to healthy Indigenous foods, medicines and lifeways.”
  • Donate
  • “Division of Indian Work's mission is to support and strengthen urban American Indian people through culturally-based education, traditional healing approaches, and leadership development. This is achieved by focusing on community and delivering programs and services directly or in partnership with other organizations.”
  • Donate
  • Facebook
  • “The East Lake Clinic, part of Hennepin Healthcare and serving the East Lake Community, was destroyed last Friday night. It is a fundamental part of this community, evidenced by the patients who have shown up with brooms, dust pans and trash bags to help clean up. Please consider donating to help the East Lake Clinic rebuild.”
  • Donate
  • “Skill shares and discussions led by and for QTIIBPOC femmes in the twin cities. Creating space for cultural resiliency, healing and ancestral wisdom.
  • Currently organizing supplies and medic trainings.”
  • Donate
  • Local Library Equity Fund: Supporting Justice for All
  • “First and foremost, your donation will be used to help restore the libraries most affected by recent unrest in Minneapolis. In addition, a variety of other libraries are situated in the heart of neighborhoods that sustained damage. Your generosity will help fund new programs and resources focused on tackling the persistent poverty and inequality facing our black, brown and indigenous friends and neighbors.
  • Each of our 41 library locations plays a critical role in supporting a fair, inclusive community that uplifts everyone, no exceptions. Our commitment to you is that every dollar you donate to the Local Library Equity Fund will be directed to supporting our library neighbors and patrons from historically marginalized communities to build a brighter more just future for everyone.”
  • Donate
  • “Hamline Midway Coalition (HMC) — District Council 11 — is an action-oriented, neighborhood-based organization that develops and supports initiatives in community building, transportation, local foods, placemaking and public space improvement, economic vitality, sustainability, and neighborhood identity. HMC also coordinates participation in public policy decision-making and provides high-quality information to the community on matters of public interest.”
  • Isuroon: Strong Women.  Strong Communities
  • Donate
  • Facebook
  • “Isuroon is a grassroots organization working for the health and connectedness of Somali women and girls so they and their families can thrive in Minnesota and globally. With us, women and girls build their own health and wellness, economic self-sufficiency, community engagement and leadership.”
  • Donate
  • Facebook
  • “To empower residents by creating a culturally strong, supportive, healthy and unified Little Earth community. To provide the residents of the Little Earth community with holistic, culturally relevant programming, by honoring traditional Indigenous values throughout all cycles of life.
  • Goals:
  • Community Crime and Safety Improvement/s
  • Educational achievement & support
  • Increase Resident Involvement”
  • Donate or Fundraiser (building was burned down)
  • Facebook
  • “Our Mission: MIGIZI acts as a circle of support that nurtures the development of Native American youth in order to unleash their creativity and dreams – to benefit themselves, their families and community.”
  • Facebook         Instagram
  • Donate
  • Volunteer information
  • “Led by our Special Projects Coordinator Abdurrahman Mahmud and Production Manager Catherine Campbell, we have committed to distributing over 1,000 masks for C-R residents over the coming months. We will be purchasing fabric from our neighborhood vendors, and seek volunteers to help make the masks. Additionally, if you would like to drop off a reusable cloth mask, you can do so on Wednesdays in July between 12 – 2 pm.”
  • Donate
  • facebook
  • “To help each of you stay updated we’ve created a text line where you can receive updates on action steps you can take to demand justice for George Floyd. Just text “ Justice ”  to 612-688-9446”
  • “Minnesota Voice is a member-based coalition of non-profit organizations founded in 2014 working toward permanent change in racial, social, and economic justice by increasing civic engagement and voter participation across the state, especially focused in underrepresented communities; making sure that every Minnesotans’ voice is heard, and the state reflects the values of its people. Our partners are grounded in the belief that: decision-makers will be held accountable when collective power has been built; more participation equals a stronger democracy; and that public institution will improve people’s lives when they advance people-driven solutions and address racial and economic disparities.”
  • Donate
  • Facebook
  • resource to help business during this time and to navigate COVID-19 business reopenings/emergency funding
  • “Our Mission:  NEON's mission is to build wealth for low-to-moderate income entrepreneurs in North Minneapolis and surrounding communities.
  • Our Vision: NEON's vision is to transform North Minneapolis and the surrounding area into a prosperous, visible, sustainable, and highly-diverse multi-cultural community of entrepreneurs.”
  • donate
  • “Our mission is to end generational poverty and build a culture of achievement in North Minneapolis where all low-income children of color graduate from high school college- and career-ready. We accomplish this through collaboration with parents, community organizations, and schools.
  • NAZ Vision:  We envision a prosperous North Minneapolis — where all children of color are healthy, secure, and academically successful, ultimately realizing their unlimited potential.”
  • “We appreciate your outpouring of support but we want to be very clear - we have more than enough of everything we need right now. Please do not send us any more money or material supplies. If we have explicit needs we will post them here.”
  • donate
  • “People & Pets Together was started in 2009 and was originally known as The Pet Project. Inspired by the economic recession and the love we feel for our own pets, we felt that something should be done to help people keep their pets when crisis strikes. We were built by volunteers and, until recently, were 100% volunteer run. Since our inception, we have worked with Metro area food shelves to provide pet food to people in need. The scope of that need was beyond our imagining.”
  • Donate
  • facebook
  • “The Racial Justice Network (RJN) is a multi-racial, grassroots organization, committed to fighting for racial justice and building bridges across racial, social, and economic lines.
  • RJN is actively fighting for justice in the wake of George Floyd’s murder by MPD. To stay informed, please follow us on Facebook for latest event information, calls to action, and important community discussions.”
  • donate
  • facebook
  • “Reclaim the Block began in 2018 and organizes Minneapolis community and city council members to move money from the police department into other areas of the city’s budget that truly promote community health and safety. We believe health, safety and resiliency exist without police of any kind. We organize around policies that strengthen community-led safety initiatives and reduce reliance on police departments. We do not believe that increased regulation of or public engagement with the police will lead to safer communities, as community testimony and documented police conduct suggest otherwise.”
  • @projectmotherpath on Venmo or click HERE for PayPal
  • Facebook
  • “Roots Birth Center in Minneapolis, owned by Black midwife Rebecca Polston, is in need of urgent support.  Rebecca was forced to abandon her birth center due to the protest and fires near her business.  Funds are needed to purchase hotel suites for clinic, delivery and postpartum support.  There are only seven Black-owned birth centers in the United States, please help keep this one open.”
  • Donate
  • 310 E. 38th St. #200, Minneapolis (very near 38th and Chicago)
  • Founded by the black community. Provides resources to the community, including youth and a food shelf.
  • Donate
  • Facebook        instagram
  • volunteer
  • “The Sheridan Story focuses on the food gaps when children aren’t able to receive free and reduced meal programs. We provide weekend and other food gap programs serving over 10,000 children across 300 locations.”
  • Donate        Venmo: @southsideharmreduction
  • Facebook        instagram
  • Southside Harm Reduction is currently working to gather shelter materials (camping supplies, etc) to distribute to folks experiencing homelessness.
  • “We believe in the right to health, safety and autonomy. We work to protect these rights among people who use substances. We facilitate conversations in communities about substance use and promote harm reduction principles. Embracing a harm reduction framework means we strive to:
  • understand that people who use our services know what they need for their health,
  • make available our services as low-barrier as possible, and
  • destigmatize, validate, and acknowledge the humanity of all people who use drugs.”
  • About
  • “TCC4J meets weekly to plan community meetings, marches and rallies, press conferences, and actions which unite our community and pressure city, county and state officials to hold police accountable and end police violence in our communities. Our events and collaborations have attendance of 50 to 10,000+. In particular, we centralize our organizing in the vibrant community of North Minneapolis.”
  • Donate
  • “Voices for Racial Justice (VRJ) is a movement organization of leaders, organizers and culture workers who envision a world without racism honoring the culture, knowledge, power, and healing of Black, Indigenous, and communities of color.  We are committed to building power through collective cultural & healing strategies for racial justice across Minnesota using organizing, leadership training, community policy & research. “
  • Donate
  • “Youthprise's mission is to increase equity with and for Minnesota’s indigenous, low-income, and racially diverse youth.”

Donate & Support: Local Businesses

Business Relief and Recovery Funds
  • “In response, AEDS (African Economic Development Solutions) has created the Business Relief Fund to meet these needs of local African immigrant businesses. The Business Relief Fund is a forgivable loan to keep small businesses open and continue contributing to the community. Being an entrepreneur is never easy.  Keeping a business alive as an African immigrant during these times requires hard work and your help.”
  • Du Nord is committed to diversifying the craft alcohol community and actively recruits the underrepresented communities of women and racial minorities to join the Du Nord family.
  • Du Nord has partnered with other distilleries to create hand sanitizer for homeless shelters and other high need communities during the COVID pandemic. See their work at www.allhandsmn.org
  • Donate to Du Nord Riot Recovery Fund
  • “Thanks to the support we have received and an impending insurance claim, we feel funds would be better directed to our sister businesses in distress. Therefore, Du Nord is establishing this fund to support black and brown companies affected by the riots. In the coming days we will add to the leadership team to bring in more business owners and community leaders.  We are dedicated to rebuilding Minneapolis in a way that ensures our cultural beacons are restored.”

Fundraisers: GOAL REACHED!
  • fundraiser - goal reached!

On-going Fundraisers and Other Local Businesses
  • 701-707 E Lake Street Fund
  • Fundraiser
  • Blog with more information
  • “The business of 701, 703, 705, & 707, have seen horrific events occur at their places of business. These include La Michoacana Purepecha (Ricardo Hernandez), Total Wireless (Yassir Mansour), Granny's Helpful Hands (Chavez Willis), and El Chuchi Market (Luis Tamay).
  • “All donations go to the small businesses listed above. They are no longer operating due to looted inventory, broken windows, debris from fires occurring on the corner of Park Ave and Lake Street (Shell Gas station 5/29), Intermaco Auto Body (5/29), and O'Reilly Auto Parts (5/29), and most significantly, the 1/2 block to the East, only separated by an alley, in which was burned to the ground.
  • My dad is the property manager and owner of this building, we have been involved with the community for 25+ years.”
  • Facebook
  • Donate or volunteer
  • “Circle of Discipline, Inc. founded in 1993 by Mr. Sankara Frazier.
  • Born and raised in South Minneapolis, Sankara witnessed the deterioration of Minneapolis communities and families and began volunteering as an amateur boxing coach in metro area gyms in an effort to give back to the community.
  • Mission: Our mission is to empower underrepresented community members by providing greater access to opportunities that increase knowledge of and practice toward 360° of physical, spiritual and mental wellness.”
  • The Dripping Root
  • Fundraiser
  • “Black Woman Owned Juice Bar in MPLS”
  • "My business happens to be on Minnehaha in the Longfellow Neighborhood. I am so thankful that my journey didn’t end before it actually started. Through all of this, The Dripping Root still stands. My heart aches for my city , my heart aches for my people, my heart aches for the human kind. I am a black woman. Single mother of a black son. I am working daily to not only help bring health & wellness into our community, but to  build a place of PEACE, LOVE & TOGETHERNESS, to bring us back to our roots with healthy eating habits & to be proud of the skin we are in. NO JUSTICE NO PEACE!" - Catiesha Pierson, owner of The Dripping Root "WHEN YOU FEEL GOOD, YOU GLOW DIFFERENT"
  • Fundraiser
  • “Their little family restaurant and neighborhood hidden gem, Emily's Eatery, formerly Emily's F & M Cafe  that was owned by her beautiful Aunt Emily and Uncle Elliott, is what was keeping their catering company, and business, afloat. They have a $3000 deductible and are losing an average/roughly $2500 a day not being open. They had jobs for their staff, they have been feeding the shut ins and elderly when the Pandemic and Lockdown happened and they have just made plans to donate meals to front-line workers next week.  And knowing the family, they will most likely find a way to still do it.  This family is ALWAYS THE FIRST FAMILY, TO GIVE TO A CAUSE!  Support small local family business.”
  • Family business @417 E Lake Street #25-26
  • Fundraiser
  • Kare 11: Mpls. mental health clinic hopes to rebuild after unrest
  • “We are a Black-owned mental health clinic located in the heart of South Minneapolis providing culturally appropriate and accessible mental health and social services. Systemic racism, oppression and poverty affect our mental, emotional, physical and social wellbeing. We not only experienced this firsthand but witnessed its effects within our community. Our top priority is serving marginalized populations, including black immigrants and refugees, they need our support! Our vision is to ensure the community has a safe space to be empowered and receive social services that increase their quality of life.”
  • Fundraiser
  • “I hope you're all safe, my name is Jennifer Montano. I’m speaking on the behalf of my uncle (Pablo Hernandez) who is co-owner of Scores Sports bar.   He wants to start a fundraiser for the Latino community that has been affected by the unrest.”
  • “We are asking for donations that will help the minority community not be hurt during this important movement. Any Latino business that needs help can contact me so we can direct the funds to individuals who need it the most! I can also help with translations and can speak to primarily Spanish speakers.”
  • fundraiser
  • “The first drug store in Hamline, Minnesota opened in 1918 as Florian's Pharmacy. Although the name changed in 1949 to Lloyd's Pharmacy, this independent locally owned and operated pharmacy has been a staple in the St. Paul community for over 100 years.“
  • Fundraiser
  • Facebook
  • “My name is Megan Bender and I am a resident of Minneapolis, MN. A close friend of mine was helping to clear her friend’s (Ramadan) store. She asked if I could setup a GoFundMe me to help him pay for his deductible. This money will simply go to pay for his insurance deductible so that all repairs can be done and his store can reopen.
  • Maxwell’s Cafe & Market was hit by looters last night in Minneapolis. Windows and doors were shattered, and cash registers stolen. The owner has sent a claim to his insurance company, but needs help to pay his deductible.“
  • Fundraiser
  • facebook
  • "All contributions to this fund will be directly to Mercado Central account to repair, rebuild and begin the road to recovery.  Thank you for your support.
  • We ask you to put together a contribution so we can afford insurance deductibles and operation expenses that we are not being able to cover due to lack of business income . Help us recover and keep the doors open of this cultural landmark in Minneapolis. The businesses and latino communities thank you for your support.”
  • “Mercado Central is a thriving marketplace of 35 businesses at the corner of Lake St and Bloomington Ave in Mpls. With the interest to foster business development for Latinos in Minneapolis. Mercado Central always offers a wider variety of everyday and artisan articles for purchase, delicious dishes and fresh ingredients for your meals, as well as a great lineup of services.”
  • Fundraiser
  • “Midori's Floating World Café is a Japanese minority-owned restaurant located a block away from the 3rd precinct and was unfortunately caught in the crossfire.”
  • Since opening its doors on Lake Street in 2014, Midtown Eyecare has provided culturally competent eye care to more than 10,000 patients. For Somali native and Midtown Eyecare owner Akmed Muhumud, the success of the business is a result of its patient and community-focused service approach.
  • “We’re all about patient relationships,” said Akmed. “We deal with people with various challenges from language and cultural barriers, to mothers with small children and patients who don’t have much experience in the eye care field. We find ways to overcome these challenges and don’t ever let them get in the way of providing quality care to our patients.”
  • Fundraiser
  • facebook
  • “All donations will go directly to help repair the damage and to help rebuild our small businesses throughout our community.
  • Midtown Global Market is a vibrant economic and cultural center where communities gather. We are home to 45 small businesses representing 16 cultures, ethnicities, or countries of origin. As a global community, we are deeply saddened by the injustice of the death of George Floyd.”
  • 2524 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis -- (612) 345-5637
  • Donate: Venmo @pimentokitchen to our PRS Relief Fund (use code 0645)
  • “DO YOU NEED HELP?: Pimento Relief Services can still help you at our Nicollet location or contact us to set up delivery if you can’t get to us.”
  • Continues to offer a variety of community supports including food and, most recently, a day of healing.  Please check their facebook and official website (regularly updated) for the most current information.
  • Bon Appétit article: If the Building Burns, Well, We’ll Figure It Out
  • Fundraiser - Paypal to angelswann2021@gmail.com
  • Facebook
  • Native-run cafe, currently providing meals to elders, protectors and community, purchasing medical supplies, fire supplies, cooking supplies.
  • 851 E 7th St, St Paul, MN 55106
  • Donate
  • Check facebook for updates
  • Shop at this black-owned grocery store for your donations and to support their efforts in distributing free groceries to black families.
  • Fundraiser
  • Facebook
  • “Studiiyo23, a beloved Minnesota clothing and sneaker store, was broken into on the night of May 27th, 2020. Much of the store's inventory was stolen and the property was severely damaged. Studiiyo23 was recently featured on Fox 9 locals news in Minnesota following the Last Dance Michael Jordan documentary. Moh Habib, the owner of the shop, is a vital part of the sneaker community in Minnesota and has served the community since the founding of his shop in August 2010. This is an underrated shop that has suffered a terrible loss of 75% of inventory and irreplaceable collectibles. This GoFundMe campaign was started in the hopes that we can help Studiiyo23 recover from this loss/tragedy and that they will again be a beacon of hope in the community. The funds will be directly donated to Moh, the owner, so that he can allocate as necessary to help the shop recover.”
  • Fundraiser
  • facebook
  • “She (TTD) was a special part of the Longfellow neighborhood. Her historically protected teal sign often lit east Lake Street like a lighthouse bringing in the ships from sea. Sadly, now destroyed by the most unfortunate of circumstances, owners Kacey and Charles aspire to press forward. More than just restaurant owners, White and Stotts operated TTD as if it was a place truly dedicated to South Minneapolis, her residents, and the health of her neighborhoods and neighboring communities. Your contributions fuel their efforts to bring their vision back to a healing city.”
  • Fundraiser
  • Facebook
  • “Uncle Hugo's is one of the shining landmarks of science fiction & fantasy literature. It is part bookstore and part archival museum for written science fiction and fantasy books. It is located with its fellow Uncle (Uncle Edgar devoted to mystery) all under one roof in Minneapolis.
  • During the latest unrest and protests that have gripped Minneapolis, Uncle Hugo's was burned down.”

Local Independent Media (follow and donate):

  • Become a patron
  • “The Money Power Land Solidarity podcast is reflecting on economic development, public policy, race, class, wealth and culture from a working class leftist perspective. Our entry point into these big issues is the Upper Harbor Terminal Development project on the North Minneapolis river front.”
  • Donate
  • from Minnesota Public Radio
  • “We discuss race, identity, social justice and culture in a region grappling with demographic changes.”
  • Unicorn Riot  -- shout out to Unicorn Riot for their live on the ground coverage of the protests!
  • Donate
  • “Unicorn Riot is a decentralized, educational 501(c)(3) non-profit media organization of artists and journalists. Our work is dedicated to exposing root causes of dynamic social and environmental issues through amplifying stories and exploring sustainable alternatives in today’s globalized world.”
  • Donate
  • “KFAI is a volunteer-based community radio station that exists to broadcast information, arts and entertainment programming for an audience of diverse racial, social and economic backgrounds. By providing a voice for people ignored or misrepresented by mainstream media, KFAI increases understanding between peoples and communities, while fostering the values of democracy and social justice.”
  • Facebook  “¡La madre de todas las radios en Minnesota!”
  • La Raza is an independent Spanish-language radio station and news source.
  • Their building was burned down in the recent events in Minneapolis
  • Donate
  • “The Minnesota Reformer is an independent, nonprofit news organization dedicated to keeping Minnesotans informed and unearthing stories other outlets can’t or won’t tell. We’re in the halls of government tracking what elected officials are up to — and monitoring the powerful forces trying to influence them.”
  • Donate
  • “Minnesota Women’s Press has been sharing the voices and vision of women since 1985, as one of the longest running feminist platforms (print and digital) in the U.S.
  • Our Mission:  Amplify and inspire, with personal stories and action steps, the leadership of powerful, everyday women.”
  • Donate
  • “MinnPost is a nonprofit, nonpartisan enterprise whose mission is to provide high-quality journalism for people who care about Minnesota.  MinnPost provides news and analysis based on reporting by professional journalists, many of whom have decades of experience in the Twin Cities media. MinnPost adheres to the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics.”
  • Donate
  • “Mission: Our Mission is to enrich the mind and nourish the spirit, thereby enhancing the lives and expanding the perspectives of our audiences, and assisting them in strengthening their communities.”
  • Donate
  • “Sahan Journal is the only independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit digital newsroom dedicated to providing authentic news reporting for and about immigrants and refugees in Minnesota. We aim to chronicle the struggles, successes and transformations of Minnesota’s new Americans, whose stories are often overlooked by traditional news organizations. As Minnesota becomes more diverse, Sahan will bring the stories of these immigrant groups to the mainstream, with the skill and deftness that they deserve.”

Advocate

Petitions

Check out these two sites for updated lists of petitions to sign

  1.  Change.org - Justice for Tony McDade
  2. Change.org - Justice for Elijah McClain
  3. ColorofChange.org - #JusticeforRayshard: File Charges Against the Officers who murdered Rayshard Brooks
  4. Change.org - Justice for the Murder of Rayshard Brooks
  5. ColorofChange.org - #JusticeforBre: Police officers who killed Breonna Taylor must be FIRED
  6. JusticeforBreonna.org  - Fight for Breonna
  7. Change.org - Justice for Breonna Taylor
  8. TELL MINNEAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL TO DEFUND THE POLICE (Black Visions Collective and Reclaim the Block)
  9. Change.org - Justice for Crisis Medics & Volunteers
  10. Union Members for #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd
  11. Change.org - #CanceltheContract with St. Paul PD
  12. Change.org - Minneapolis Police Department Policy Changes in Response to Death of George Floyd
  13. Reform the police by instituting heavy racial sensitivity training and being held accountable for racial injustices.
  14. Change.org - Oust Lt. Bob Kroll from MN Police Union
  15. An Open Letter to the City of Minneapolis On the City of Minneapolis Requirement for Off-Duty officers for Events
  16. Change.org - Rename Chicago Avenue to George Floyd Avenue
  17. Change.org - Declaration: Racism is a Public Health Emergency in Minneapolis
  18. Minnesota Voice: Make MN Elections Safe for Everyone

Who to Contact and How

  • Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison                651-296-3353
  • Hennepin County Sheriff David Hutchinson                612-348-3744
  • Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo        612.673.3550
  • Minneapolis Police Department
  • 311 (within city of Minneapolis) -or- (612) 673-3000
  • Minneapolis311@minneapolismn.gov  
  • Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension         651.793.7000
  • Minneapolis FBI Field Office                                763-569-8000


ACLU Minnesota

This is all taken directly from their page “Advocacy at Home”.

CO-SIGN OUR LETTER TO GOV. TIM WALZ

The COVID-19 outbreak hasn't caused the ACLU-MN to shift its focus. It has only made our work — and our priority issues — that much more urgent. On March 18, 2020, we sent a letter to Gov. Tim Walz, Attorney General Keith Ellison and other elected leaders asking them to respect the rights and protect the health of all Minnesotans by:

  • Limiting arrests to only the most serious offenses.
  • Releasing people who are in jail simply because they can’t afford to post bail.
  • Recognizing at-risk people should not be in jail, absent extraordinary circumstances.

CALL COUNTY SHERIFFS IN MINNESOTA

We’ve already asked ICE to release these individuals and even sued for their release. But in the meantime county jails should take the proper precautions to safeguard against the spread of COVID-19.  People should be tested if they show any sign of illness, and the jail should release information daily on the number of people tested and the number of confirmed cases, for the entire population — not just ICE detainees.

Please call county sheriffs whose jails also house ICE detainees, and ask them to:

  • Test anyone who is ill, including staff
  • Publish daily reports on the number of people tested, including the number of positive and negative tests  
  • Send testing reports to the Department of Corrections

CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION

The presidential primary has already occurred in Minnesota, but Election Day (Nov. 3, 2020) will be here before you know it. Double-check whether you're registered by visiting the Voter Information Portal, courtesy of the Minnesota Secretary of State. Not registered yet? No need to worry! You can register to vote online.

We’re fortunate that Minnesota already allows us to vote by mail, with no excuse required. To learn more about how to vote early by mail, visit: https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/other-ways-to-vote/vote-early-by-mail/ 

FILL OUT YOUR CENSUS FORM

If you or your neighbors aren’t counted, your community will have less representation in government and receive fewer resources. When everybody participates in the census , it makes for a healthier democracy. That's why the ACLU fought hard to make sure that a citizenship question, which would have suppressed responses and skewed counts, is not on the census.

Most people will receive census form via mail. But whether or not you receive a census form in your mailbox, you can complete the census form online. If you have questions about the census, check out the ACLU's "Census 2020: What You Need to Know."        

CONTACT OFFICIALS AND URGE THEM TO ACT

Contact your elected officials directly to urge them to reduce the number of people incarcerated across the state. We know that jails and prisons are especially vulnerable to outbreak, which means that people who are incarcerated are at extreme risk of illness and death. We cannot allow these threats to go unchecked — we need to decarcerate now.

Educate

Articles and Organizations for Context

Organizations and Projects

Articles
  • “Snopes.com has been publishing reliable articles relating to social justice movements happening around the country right now. Good source for people confused by social media (some of which is being tainted by false news claims of violent protestors where there were none).”
  • The New York Times

Resources for Educators & Parents
  • “School Colors is a documentary podcast from Brooklyn Deep about how race, class, and power shape American cities and schools. We follow generations of parents and educators fighting for their children in a rapidly changing Black neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York.”

Anti-Racism Education and Resources for Allies

  • “Choose how much time you have each day to become more informed as step one to becoming an active ally to the black community. On this document are links to the learning resources and a schedule of what to do each day.”
  • “This document was created to be used as a resource for anyone looking to broaden their understanding of anti-racism and get involved to combat racism,  specifically as it relates to anti-Blackness and police violence. Within this guide, please find a variety of resources to explore practical ways to understand, explain, and solve seemingly intractable problems of racial inequity, white supremacy, police violence, and injustice.”

Media Articles

  • “We work with groups of white-identified people, using multiple learning modalities, including multimedia, mindfulness, and a variety of movement-based activities to create a supportive learning community. We unpack the old stories of whiteness that inform our society and our personal lives, and begin to imagine a new way of being human together. We believe real change requires more than changing our individual attitudes or reforming our laws and institutions (both of which are necessary). Creating a racially just society will also require changing the implicit beliefs, mental models, and cultural narratives that shape our attitudes as well as our institutions.”

Leaders to follow in Minnesota

Podcasts

  • “We discuss race, identity, social justice and culture in a region grappling with demographic changes.”
  • Together, we’re building movements for justice that are expansive, vibrant, and fully alive.”
  • “Justice In America is hosted by Josie Duffy Rice, president of The Appeal, along with guest hosts Darnell Moore, Donovan X. Ramsey, Derecka Purnell, and Zak Cheney Rice. Each episode explains a new criminal justice issue and features conversations with experts and advocates.”
  • Reveal - from the Center for Investigative Reporting

Other
  • “'Called to the Front Lines' gives an in-depth look at the mission and objective of the Free Hugs Project. Experience the 1992 Los Angeles riots, 2016 Charlotte riots, and 2017 Trump Inauguration uprising through Ken's lens as he acknowledges the past to create a path for peace in the future.”

Resources for Protestors

Legal Assistance

  • Location: Zeus Jones, 2429 Nicollet Ave S., Minneapolis
  • “For the community impacted by the murder of George Floyd. We’ll have attorneys answering questions and providing legal guidance, forms, and resources.”
  • Services: Immigration, Bankruptcy, Conciliation Court, Family Law, Order for Protection
  • More details at facebook event link
  • Walk-in. First-come, first-served.
  • English + Spanish speaking attorneys available.
  • Confidential and safe, regardless of immigration status.
  • Your safety and security are our priority.
  • Hosted by: Lyn-Lake Minneapolis, Whittier Alliance, The Law Office of Iris Ramos LLC, Bullock Law, PLLC., El Abogado Mexicano and Zeus Jones
  • The Neighborhood Justice Center
  • njcinc.org 651-222-4703
  • providing pro-bono criminal defense to protesters arrested in Ramsey, Washington or Dakota Counties
  • created by @ashtroid22
  • This is the most comprehensive list I have seen so far and seems to be updated regularly.
  • facebook
  • “Tools to keep you strong, smart, and bold.”
  • “We are a collective made up of individuals with experience in a wide variety of activist legal defense organizations, including: Coldsnap Legal Collective (RNC 2008), The Civil Liberties Defense Center, Water Protector Legal Collective (Standing Rock), The RNC 8 Defense Committee, Anarchist Black Cross prisoner support, and more.”
  • 612.206.3767
  • facebook
  • Offering FREE representation to anyone arrested in the 35w protests
  • 612-444-2654
  • “a legal hotline working in conjunction with Minnesota Freedom Fund that you can call for legal advice and general guidance.”
  •  651-962-4960
  • A form is also available here.
  • “St. Thomas law students have offered to represent protesters.  The Juvenile Defense Clinic students and faculty is available to represent those charged with gross misdemeanors, misdemeanors, petty offenses, or delinquency offenses.”

KNOW.   YOUR.   RIGHTS - protest guides

(Thank you thank you thank you to whoever put together this list of resources and shared it on the Google Form.  You are so appreciated!)

Document compiled by @elainemargaret in 2020.

Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike -- CC BY-NC-SA

Inspired by the “Anti-racism resources” document compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein in May 2020.