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Our Voices Against Racism: Resource Guide

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Our Voices Against Racism: Resource Guide

By: Sarah Pittman

The recent death of George Floyd at the hands of police has inspired the world at large to take action to fight injustice, end police brutality, examine our own racial biases and privilege, promote inclusion and show the world that black lives do indeed matter. Pollstar has compiled a list of organizations helping with this work in a variety of ways, from working to reform the criminal justice system to magnifying the opportunities for black female executives in the entertainment industry.  

Donate To Fundraisers On Behalf Of Victims’ Families:Official George Floyd Memorial Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd

Justice for David McAtee: https://www.gofundme.com/f/justicefordavidmcatee

I Run With Maud: (in honor of Ahmaud Marquez Arbery) 
https://www.gofundme.com/f/i-run-with-maud 

Justice for Breonna Taylor: https://www.gofundme.com/f/9v4q2-justice-for-breonna-taylor 
Get Involved & Donate To The Following Organizations:Audre Lord Project: a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color community organizing center, focusing on the New York City area. https://alp.org/ 
ACLU dares to create a more perfect union – beyond one person, party, or side. Our mission is to realize this promise of the United States Constitution for all and expand the reach of its guarantees. 
https://www.aclu.org/
Antiracist Research & Policy Center: ARPC’s mission is to convene and team up varied specialists to figure out novel and practical ways to understand, explain, and solve seemingly intractable problems of racial inequity and injustice. Our research and policy work is deliberately antiracist.https://antiracismcenter.com/
Bail Project: provides free bail assistance to low-income individuals who are legally presumed innocent, and whom a judge has deemed eligible for release before trial contingent on paying bail. We enable our clients to return home to their families and communities while awaiting their court dates. We call this model Community Release with Support. https://bailproject.org/ 
Black Lives Matter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the U.S., UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. https://blacklivesmatter.com/
Black Rock Coalition was created in the fall of 1985 in New York City with the purpose of creating an atmosphere conducive to the maximum development, exposure and acceptance of Black alternative music. The BRC seeks to foster cooperation among musicians and like organizations through networking and shared resources.http://blackrockcoalition.org/
Black Table Arts: We organize black artists building community power. We educate our communities. We create spaces for leadership to thrive. http://www.blacktablearts.com/

Black Visions Collective believes in a future where all Black people have autonomy, safety is community-led, and we are in the right relationship within our ecosystems. https://www.blackvisionsmn.org/ 
Black Voters Matter Fund: Our goal is to increase power in our communities. Effective voting allows a community to determine its own destiny. https://www.blackvotersmatterfund.org/the-project Campaign Zero: The comprehensive platform of research-based policy solutions to end police brutality in America.  
https://www.joincampaignzero.org/ 
Communities United Against Police Brutality: Our overriding goal is to create a climate of resistance to abuse of authority by police organizations and to empower local people with a structure that can take on police brutality and actually bring it to an end. https://www.cuapb.org/ 
Color of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. We help people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by 1.7 million members, we move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America. https://colorofchange.org/about/ 
The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society. https://eji.org/about/ The Innocent Project exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. https://www.innocenceproject.org/ 
The Loveland Foundation was established in 2018 by academic, writer and lecturer Rachel Cargle in response to her widely successful birthday wish fundraiser, Therapy for Black Women and Girls. The Loveland Foundation is the official continuation of this effort to bring opportunity and healing to communities of color, and especially to Black women and girls. 
https://thelovelandfoundation.org 
NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans.https://www.naacpldf.org/about-us/
The National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment (NABFEME) is a nonprofit organization for professional women in the entertainment industry. Their mission is to raise the profile, increase awareness, and magnify the number of economic opportunities women of color experience in entertainment. http://www.nabfeme.org/
National Bail Out is a Black-led and Black-centered collective of abolitionist organizers, lawyers and activists building a community-based movement to support our folks and end systems of pretrial detention and ultimately mass incarceration. https://secure.actblue.com/donate/freeblackmamas2020 
Know Your Rights Camp: (started by Colin Kaepernick) Our mission is to advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization and the creation of new systems that elevate the next generation of change leaders. https://www.knowyourrightscamp.com/
Poor People’s Campaign: From Alaska to Arkansas, the Bronx to the border, people are coming together to confront the interlocking evils of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism and the war economy, and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism. https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/
RAICES: The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working to promote justice for all by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees. https://actionnetwork.org/groups/raices-refugee-and-immigrant-center-for-education-and-legal-services 
Reclaim The Block 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. https://www.reclaimtheblock.org/
Showing Up For Racial Justice is a national network of groups and individuals working to undermine white supremacy and to work toward racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. https://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/about.html Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality. https://www.splcenter.org/United We Dream: We empower people to develop their leadership, their organizing skills, and to develop our own campaigns to fight for justice and dignity for immigrants and all people. This is achieved through immigrant youth-led campaigns at the local, state, and federal level. 
https://unitedwedream.org/

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