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Black Lives Matter Resources

A resource guide to help those find ways to donate, help, and assist the BLM movement.

We will fight. We will not be silenced.

We stand with the Black community, and will not stop fighting until we are free of violent police, politicians, and fascists. Wit, Will & Witchcraft will now and always stand for what is right. And we will help amplify the voices and experiences of the Black people who need to be heard. We are here to listen, and here to learn. 

We will work to provide as many resources as possible to help those in need. Don’t stop fighting. Stay safe. Abolish police. 

Black Lives Matter. Always.

Below are links to resources, educational articles, and ways to donate. We will continue to add links as we find them. If you have any additional resources you would like to see added, please email us at witwillwitchcraft@gmail.com

Donate

The Bail Project: An organization that posts bail for people who cannot afford to do so.

LGBTQ FundBail fund providing relief to jailed LGBTQ people in 15 states and counting.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP): An organization that works to ensure political, educational, social and economic quality for all persons to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. 

Unicorn RiotA nonprofit media collective dedicated to exposing the root causes of social, economic, and environmental issues.

The Black Lives Matter Movement

Bail Funds/Legal Help: A list of bail funds and legal help in different cities

Communities United Against Police Brutality: An organization that provides assistance to families and individuals dealing with the effects of police brutality.

Reclaim The Block: A grassroots organization that organizes and pushes for Minneapolis community and city council members to move funding from the police department to other areas of the city budget.

Atlanta Black Owned Business Relief: A fundraiser for black owned businesses in Atlanta, Georgia, that were affected by protests and looting.

Bay Area Relief: A fundraiser for black owned businesses in the Bay Area of California that were affected by protests and looting.

Public GoodsMutual aid fund for the residents of Minneapolis public housing, organized by Defend Glendale & Public Housing Coalition (DGPHC).

Minneapolis Relief Fund: A list of individual businesses and organizations in Minneapolis that were affected by protests and looting.

Black Owned Business Relief Fund: A fundraiser for black own business in various cities that have been affected by the protest and looting. 

Campaign ZeroOrganization that utilizes research-based policy solutions to end police brutality in the U.S.

Educational Resources

Abolition Study: A collection of resources for people interested in learning more about prison abolition.

Police Brutality Article: An article analyzing the patterns in police brutality.

Gentrification Article: An article on gentrification, and who benefits from it.

Anti-Racism For White People: A comprehensive document of anti-racism resources including required readings, viewings, and organizations to support. 

A New York Times article: On why we need to move funding from the police and redirect towards “emergency response programs that don’t kill black people.”

Resources for Protesting

A guide for navigating a protest: A guide that includes instructions on what to do to prepare for a protest, what to do while you’re protesting and how to remain safe after.

Know Your Rights (ACLU): Allows you to select a scenario and become acquainted with your rights in each.

BLM Pocket Guide: A guide to “protecting yourself on the ground” and how to “demonstrate with as much protection as possible. 

Anonymize Your Online Footprint: Instructions for anonymizing your online footprint during protests, how to properly take and post photos, and other ways to preserve the safety of you and others.

Places to Call/Petitions to Sign

Repeal 50-a Call Scripts: Call scripts for residents of the state of New York, but can act as starting point for anyone in any state with a little research and fact-checking. The most important takeaway from this resource is finding your relevant representatives and making your voice heard.

Breonna Taylor petition: A petition to arrest the officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor over a month ago, pay her family in damages and force Congress to discuss the constitutionality of no-knock warrants immediately.

Defund the police: A petition for the national defunding of the police in favor of greater investment in community resources.

Ban Rubber Bullets: A petition to ban the use of inhumane rubber bullets by police during protests. Many people have experienced life-changing injuries due to the use of rubber bullets and it’s time they are taken away from the police completely.

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