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  • Writer's pictureKristopher Alford

Supporting #BLM

Updated: Jun 7, 2020

As a company dedicated to helping diverse students, it would be impossible to stay silent on the protests that have happened around the country. To help support these protests we’ve compiled a list of organizations to support down below:

  • “Over 1,000 people are killed by police every year in America. We are calling on local, state, and federal lawmakers to take immediate action to adopt data-driven policy solutions to end this violence and hold police accountable.”

  • “Through the development of powerful strategic campaigns, we seek to expand the power of Black people across the Twin Cities metro area and Minnesota ... most often looks like visioning and leading targeted collaborative local campaigns that advance a concrete impact for people’s lives here, while also advancing a shift in public narrative that connects to transformative long-term change.”

  • “Reclaim the Block began in 2018 and 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.”

  • “Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, 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. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.”

  • “Split a donation to all the bail funds listed on this page, or allocate specific amounts to individual groups.” - There are currently 38 bail funds listed on the site.

While joining protests or donating are the clearest ways to get involved, they are not the only ways. In addition there is a need for people to call or write letters their local politicians, numbers crunchers We each have our skill sets and knowledge that we can utilize to evoke and realize transformational change within our community, state, country, and world. Take time to analyze how you can best use your talents for good and then take action.

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