#BlackLivesMatter Resources for Advocacy
As peace activists and organizers, we unequivocally stand in solidarity with the black community in the US and around the globe in demanding justice and dismantling white supremacy. We honor the lives of and mourn the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, David McAtee, Tony McDade, and countless others who have been murdered at the hands of the racist police.
We understand that our movements are connected, and that none of us are free until all of us are. We must take action to not just demand the arrests of the murderous officers and their accomplices, but to fundamentally examine the root causes of white supremacy and violence that allow this to happen time and time again with no accountability or justice.
We hope that you will continue to be in community with us as we grow and connect our movements. Now, more than ever, we must make it clear that if we care about the environment, nuclear issues, or any type of anti-war work, we must be committed to growing and building an anti-racist organizing space and uplifting the voices of our black siblings and their experiences.
Though this is certainly not an exhaustive list, below is a list of resources you can turn to in this moment to support the movement and take action. (We recognize this list and its resources are US-centric; if you have additional international resources, please let us know so we can also share and amplify them!)
Some organizations to follow and support:
- Movement For Black Lives
- Black Visions Collective (based in Minnesota)
- Black Lives Matter
- Marsha P. Johnson Institute
- Black Alliance for Just Immigration
- The Sentencing Project
- Ella Baker Center (based in Oakland)
If you’re in the US, consider donating to a bail fund and be aware of when those organizations/funds are asking you to redirect your donation elsewhere.
Here is a list of petitions and donations you can use to take action!
Oppose the deployment of the National Guard and military in the US, who are being openly told by the administration to enact violence against protesters. You can read and circulate this letter from About Face: Veterans Against the War signed by over 300 veterans, calling on the Minnesota National Guard to stand down for black lives.
If you’re white or a non-black person of color, continue to read and learn about the ways white supremacy affects us all, and work on actively confronting it in all its forms.
- Here is a great list of anti-racism resources for white people
- Here is a great quick explainer of what white supremacy culture is
- Here is a list of actions Asian folks can take in allyship with the black community (much of this list is applicable to all allies)
Reposted from our affiliate Peace Action of New York State with some organizational additions.