George Floyd

The horrifying and senseless death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police has thrown Minnesota into a state of grief and turmoil.

It's yet another example of the racism that black, brown and indigenous Minnesotans live with every day. It's also an opportunity for us to join together and rewrite the rules so everyone, with no exceptions, can thrive without fear, care for their families, have their voices heard, and their rights respected.

Here are some things you can do.

Organizations/funds to donate to:

George Floyd family's GoFundMe

Minnesota Freedom Fund

Minnesota ACLU

Black Lives Matter Global Fund

Black Visions Collective

Racial Justice Network

ISAIAH

Showing Up for Racial Justice MN

YWCA Minneapolis

North Star Health Collective

Communities United Against Police Brutality

CTUL

Reclaim the Block

Minneapolis food shelves

St. Paul food shelves

The Food Group MN (offers help finding local food shelves)
 

Support for affected businesses:

We Love Lake Street

Northside Economic Opportunity Network

Central Neighborhood Development Organization
 

Actions to take:

Sign these petitions
MFT Demands Justice
https://www.justiceforbigfloyd.com/#petition
Union Members for #JusticeforGeorgeFloyd

Make calls - https://www.justiceforbigfloyd.com/make-calls
 

Anti-racism resources:

5 anti-racism resources for teachers: https://edmn.me/36EHUvs
More anti-racism resources: https://edmn.me/2AlbDxa
5 ways to address bias in your school: https://edmn.me/36FaE7u
Share My Lesson racism collection: https://edmn.me/3ccMjqs
Ibram X. Kendi blog: https://www.ibramxkendi.com
Racial Justice in Education resource guide: https://edmn.me/2zDzSa5
Teaching Tolerance: www.tolerance.org
Colorin Colorado resources: https://edmn.me/3hCC9U3
Teaching While White: https://edmn.me/2Bxl0dT
Talking about race in the classroom: https://edmn.me/3det6pY
Confronting White Nationalism in Schools toolkit: https://edmn.me/3gCQrDV
Equity & social justice websites: https://edmn.me/2TO5bWC
Showing Up for Racial Justice: https://edmn.me/2Y3OF6c