How You can Help Support the #BlackLivesMatter Movement

Updated: Jun 26

The power of the people is stronger than the people in power.






#BlackLivesMatter


#NoJusticeNoPeace






Watch



"13TH" on Netflix



"TIME: The Kalief Browder Story" on Netflix



"Strong Island" on Netflix



"When They See Us" on Netflix



"The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson" on Netflix



"Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992" on Netflix



"LA 92" on Netflix



"The Hate U Give" on HBO/Hulu



"Detroit" on Netflix



"If Beale Street Could Talk" on Hulu





Some YouTube video essays that I found powerful.



"Police" by Last Week Tonight's John Oliver



"George Floyd, Amy Cooper, and Racism in Society" by The Daily Show's Trevor Noah



"Who is the thug here?" by CNN's Anderson Cooper





Listen



Podcasts-


"1619" by The New York Times


"Lynching in America" by EJI


"Code Switch" by NPR


"Beyond Prisons" by Kim Wilson & Brian Sonenstein


"Justice in America" by The Appeal



Music-







Read



Books-


"Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


"The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" by Michelle Alexander


"The Fire Next Time" by James Baldwin


"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" Maya Angelou


"Girl, Woman, Other" by Bernardine Evaristo


"When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir" by Asha Bandele & Patrisse Cullors


"The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas


"Citizen" by Claudia Rankine


"And Their Eyes were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston


"Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates


"The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison


"They Can't Kill Us All" by Wesley Lowery


"The Color Purple" by Alice Walker




Articles-


"George Floyd: What we know about the arrest, video and investigation

https://globalnews.ca/news/7010572/george-floyd-arrest-explained/


"Here's What You Need To Know About Breonna Taylor's Death"

https://www.nytimes.com/article/breonna-taylor-police.html


"What We Know About the Killing of Elijah McClain"

https://www.thecut.com/2020/06/the-killing-of-elijah-mcclain-everything-we-know.html


"The Black Lives Matter movement explained"

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/08/black-lives-matter-movement-explained/


"How the Black Lives Matter movement went mainstream"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/how-the-black-lives-matter-movement-went-mainstream/2020/06/09/201bd6e6-a9c6-11ea-9063-e69bd6520940_story.html


"What Exactly Does It Mean to Defund the Police?"

https://www.thecut.com/2020/06/what-does-defund-the-police-mean-the-phrase-explained.html




Petitions-


Justice for George Floyd.

https://www.justiceforbigfloyd.com/#petition


Justice for Ahmaud Arbery.

https://www.runwithmaud.com/#petition


Justice for Breonna Taylor.

https://www.standwithbre.com/#petition

Justice for Elijah McClain.

https://www.change.org/p/adams-county-district-attorney-justice-for-elijah-mcclain-2


Reclaim The Block.

https://secure.everyaction.com/kDBJXNCYskqT8AuXIA7YiA2

"8 Can't Wait"

(Defunding the police.)

https://8cantwait.org/





Donate



For anyone who cannot afford to donate, here's a YouTube playlist of videos by creators donating their ad revenue to fundraisers, non-profits, and charities that support Black Lives Matter.


https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcDplauF7vDlElCMqroco3-AYD45FdryH




Fundraisers and Non-profit Organizations-



Hamilton:


Hamilton's Centre for Civic Inclusion:

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/8017


Afro Canadian Caribbean Association Hamilton

https://accahamilton.wixsite.com/info/donate


Rafiki Hamilton

https://www.rafikihamilton.com/support


The SPACE Youth Centre

https://www.spaceyouth.ca/support


Empowerment Squared

https://empowermentsquared.org/how-you-can-help/donate/



Toronto:


Toronto's Black Lives Matter

https://blacklivesmatter.ca/donate/


Toronto Protester Bail Fund

https://ca.gofundme.com/f/toronto-protestor-bail-fund


The Innocence Project Canada

https://www.innocencecanada.com/


Black Youth Helpline

https://blackyouth.ca//get-involved/#donations


NIA Centre for The Arts

https://niacentre.org/


Black Legal Action Centre

https://www.blacklegalactioncentre.ca



America:


George Floyd Memorial Fund- Fundraiser for the family of George Floyd

https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd


I Run With Maud- Fundraiser for the family of Ahmaud Arbery

https://ca.gofundme.com/f/i-run-with-maud


Justice for Regis- Fundraiser for the family of Regis Paquet

https://ca.gofundme.com/f/justice-for-regis


The Innocence Project America

https://www.innocenceproject.org/


The Bail Project

https://bailproject.org/


Black Mamas' Bail Out

http://nationalbailout.org/


Reclaim The Block

https://www.reclaimtheblock.org/


Black Lives Matter of NYC

https://www.blacklivesmattergreaterny.com/


Minnesota Freedom Fund

https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/


Brooklyn Community Bail Fund

https://brooklynbailfund.org/



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