ORGANIZATIONS NEED YOUR SUPPORT!
I am so excited to have won a Goodreads giveaway for Fight of the Century, a book about the ACLU that celebrates and examines their landmark cases and civil rights initiatives over the past century.
The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) is a nonprofit organization created “to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.” For 100 years, they have fought for BIPOC rights, LGBTQ+ rights, women’s rights, and civil liberties for all Americans. It is one of my favorite organizations because they are an absolute force for justice and because they are unafraid, unyielding, and tolerate zero bullshit.
Organizations like the ACLU (and countless others) need your help right now. Direct monetary contributions undoubtedly make the biggest difference for these groups and initiatives, but not everyone has the financial privilege to give money and that’s okay. There are always other ways to help - volunteer your time and skillset, share and advocate for their platform, sign their petitions, rally others to contribute.
The list below features BIPOC-focused organizations that support civil rights, justice initiatives, community support and building, and police accountability. All of them need your support:
• Black Lives Matter
• The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
• Equal Justice Initiative
• Know Your Rights Camp
• Black Futures Lab
• Reclaim the Block
• Color of Change
• Black Visions Collective
• Campaign Zero
• Project South
• North Star Health Collective
• The Bail Project
• National Bail Out
• The National Bail Fund Network (and local bail funds)
• Unicorn Riot
Victim Memorial Funds:
• The Official George Floyd Memorial Fund
• The Official Gianna Floyd Fund
• I Run With Maud
• James Scurlock Memorial Fund
• Tony Mcdade Memorial Fund
• David McAtee Memorial Fund
• Justice for Breonna Taylor
Did I miss any important organizations? Want to give a shoutout to a local nonprofit organization doing important work in your area or community? Share them below in the comments.