A couple of years ago a post I wrote about donating to organizations supporting refugees went viral. I’m hoping I can leverage that same energy for this one to do the same.

Black lives matter. Repeat it till it’s heard.

Fellow white American friends, if you’re wondering what you (we!) can do, here’s a good read. Friends outside of the United States, your solidarity is welcome.

If you have money but not time or physical capacity to put your body on the line, numerous friends have suggested donating to bail funds for activists who do and can. Here’s a list of some in a handful of cities; I’m seeking to compile a more complete list as time goes on, so please leave a note in the comments or email me at jilliancyork [at] riseup [dot] net with further suggestions.

Bay area anti-repression fund:
Connecticut bail fund:
Bronx freedom fund:
Brooklyn community bail fund:
Chicago bail fund:
Massachusetts bail fund:

Here are some other excellent organizations that are working on racial justice, prison abolition, and other issues related to mass incarceration. Full comments in quotes indicate the suggestion came from a friend or other anonymous source.

Don’t cry, don’t (just) share your prayers. Do something. It’s our responsibility to.

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