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June 03rd, 2020

Donate to end systemic racism and empower people of colour

topic:Racism
type:Donation, NGO
by:Yair Oded

The murder of George Floyd by a white police officer in Minnesota last week has sparked a wave of protests across the United States and the world.

Floyd’s killing was the most recent out of countless tragedies during which black people were killed by police officers in the United States. It served as a painful reminder - not only that police brutality continues to be a serious problem - but that systemic racism remains prevalent and corrosive in the U.S. and beyond. 

As protests demanding racial justice continue to spread, it is important for people across the world to join the movement and contribute in whatever way possible to organisations and groups fighting to end police brutality and systemic racism and uplift communities of colour.

To help you navigate the NGO landscape dealing with racial justice and black empowerment, we prepared a list of organisations and platforms you can donate to:

Reclaim the Block - A Minneapolis-based coalition advocating for and supporting community-led safety initiatives designed to defend people of colour. Find more information about them on their Facebook page

Black Visions Coalition  - An organisation led by black, trans, and queer individuals working to abolish oppressive and violent systems, promote community-;ed safety projects in black communities, and shifting the public narrative around issues of racial justice in order to achieve long term societal changes. 

Campaign Zero - an organisation conducting research, creating policy solutions, and empowering community solutions to end police brutality across the United States.

Unicorn Riot - an nonprofit NGO working to expose cases of racial injustice, systemic oppression, and environmental issues, as well as revealing their root causes. 

National Bail Out -  a Black-led and Black-centered non-profit organisation of organisers, attorneys, and activists working to create a community-based movement to support incarcerated people of colour and end systems of pretrial detention and mass incarceration. The group supports people of colour of all demographics - regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, age, and immigration status. 

George Floyd Memorial Fund - The official GoFund me campaign launched in order to support the Floyd family

Minnesota Freedom Fund - a community-based nonprofit coalition that pays criminal bail and immigration bonds to individuals arrested while protesting against police brutality and racial injustice. 

Black Lives Matter Berlin - A Berlin-based nonprofit organisation working to promote the rights of black people in Germany, raise awareness about their integral part of German history and society, and actively oppose systems of oppression that deprive them of rights and equal opportunities. In addition to donating, you may consult their website for information about upcoming events and campaigns. 

Image: Miki Jourdan