Oh where and when
was the idea born
that gave one people praise
and the other one scorn

There are differences in race
by many degrees
but why was one captured
and the other one free

It’s an evil seed
that was sown in the night
that made one of us black
and the other one white

Let us breath in the truth
as we stand side by side
and know we are one
as we grow beyond pride

Innocent we’re not
just because we are blind
as we stand by and watch
we are part of the crime

Like the blood in our veins
our souls fill a void
Lets remember the day
that we all killed George Floyd

 

– Michael Reynolds

George Floyd Rest in Power

If you’re looking for ways to demand justice over Floyd’s killing, below is a list of resources, and here: earthshipbiotecture.com/black-lives-matter

Donate

  • Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, has started a GoFundMe to assist his family in their time of grief and need. DONATE HERE

AUSTIN, TEXAS

  • This fundraiser plans to post bail for protestors arrested in Austin. Their current goal is $20,000. DONATE HERE
  • 400+1 is an Austin-based organization that is currently using funds to support the legal needs of those on the ground. DONATE HERE

ATLANTA, GEORGIA

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

CLEVELAND, OHIO

  • The Columbus Freedom Fund is currently posting bail for arrested protesters. DONATE HERE

DALLAS, TEXAS

  • Faith in Texas is overseeing the Luke 4:18 Bail Fund, which uses funds to support bailouts in collaboration with local faith communities, formerly incarcerated people, and families affected by the justice system. DONATE HERE

DETROIT, MICHIGAN

FLORIDA

HAWAII

HOUSTON, TEXAS

  • In partnership with The Bail Project and Pure Justice, the Restoring Justiceorganization is coordinating donations to post bail for protesters. DONATE HERE

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

  • The Minnesota Freedom Fund, a grassroots organization currently working with the National Lawyers Guild and the Legal Rights Center, will use donations to bail out arrested protesters and to supply those on the field. As of right now, this organization is no longer requesting donations after exceeding its target amount.
  • Reclaim the Block, a grassroots organization based in Minneapolis, will use funds to address community needs. DONATE HERE
  • Black Visions Collective, which is based in Minnesota, focuses its work on transformative justice in the state. DONATE HERE
  • North Star Health Collective is a group of street medics, radical health organizers, and community health trainers based in Minneapolis and St. Paul, and will use funds for gear and medical supplies on the field. DONATE HERE

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

  • This GoFundMe is raising money for legal support and bail fees for protesters, medical bills and transportation costs for injured protesters, medical supplies for on-the-ground medics, monetary support for Black Lives Matter Los Angeles, and more. DONATE HERE

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY

  • Organizers in Louisville, Kentucky–the city that Breonna Taylor lived in–have created a community bail fund for protestors. DONATE HERE

MASSACHUSETTS

NATIONAL

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK

  • Free Them All for Public Health is using donations to bail out protesters. As of right now, it is no longer requesting donations after exceeding its target.
  • The Brooklyn Community Bail Fund will use donations to pay bail for demonstrators. After exceeding its target amount, it is currently asking for donations to be poured in elsewhere.
  • The Trans Emergency Release Fund will use funds to bail out those within the LGBTQ+ community. DONATE HERE
  • COVID Bail Out NYC posts bail for medically vulnerable individuals. After exceeding its target amount, it is requesting for donations to be given elsewhere.

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

PHOENIX, ARIZONA

  • A GoFundMe has been created for the family of Dion Johnson, a 28-year-old Black man shot and killed by a police officer while sleeping in his car this past Memorial Day. DONATE HERE
  • Various local organizations are coordinating the Black People’s Justice Fund to assist with bail fees. DONATE HERE

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE

SPLIT YOUR DONATIONS BETWEEN MULTIPLE BAIL FUNDS

Through this site, you can split your donation between 38 community bail funds, covering cities including Chicago, Philadelphia, Memphis, Louisville, and more. DONATE HERE

Contact Minneapolis Representatives

  • Contact Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey to demand justice. You can also call his office at 612-673-2100. REACH OUT HERE
  • Demand County Attorney Mike Freeman charge the officers with murder by calling him at 612-348-5550.

Sign Petitions

Color of Change’s petition demands that Frey block the involved officers from receiving their pensions and ban them from being able to become police officers again, as well as demands that Freeman charge the officers with murder.

You can also text “FLOYD” to 55156 to sign the petition.

SIGN THE PETITION HERE

Another petition posted on Change.org is also trying to get the attention of Frey and Freeman. It currently has more than two million signatures and is aiming for at least three million.

SIGN THE PETITION HERE