Amid the current protests in the U.S. and around the world, we can all do our part to stand up to racial injustice by donating to any of these nonprofits and organizations.
1. Black Visions Collective
Black Visions Collective (blackvisionsmn.org) is a campaign started in Minnesota that works to initiate long-term social, economic and political change for people of color in the U.S.
2. Brennan Center for Justice
Brennan Center for Justice (brennancenter.org) strives to advance reforms that uphold values of democracy and social justice. This nonpartisan law and policy institute fights for voting rights, ending mass incarceration and fair representation of all citizens.
3. Campaign Zero
Campaign Zero (joincampaignzero.org) works to end police violence through a 10-step policy solution initiative grounded in research and data collection on the racial injustices present in the police system.
4. Color of Change
Color of Change (colorofchange.org), the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, centers on initiating virtual campaigns that challenge corporate and political systems in the hopes of fostering solutions of racial justice.
5. Community Justice Exchange
Community Justice Exchange (communityjusticeexchange.org) is an abolitionist organization rooted in using community justice tactics to put a stop to all forms of criminalization, incarceration and detention.
6. Communities United Against Police Brutality
Communities United Against Police Brutality (cuapb.org) is an all-volunteer Twin Cities, Minn.-based organization founded in 2000 that works to end police brutality by using political and legislative action and education to support victims and empower local communities.
7. Equal Justice Initiative
Equal Justice Initiative (eji.org) has advocated for criminal justice reform by ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the U.S. since 1989.
8. Fair Fight
Fair Fight (fairfight.com) is an organization founded by Stacey Abrams that works to resist the disenfranchisement of people of color by ensuring free and fair elections through voter protection teams.
9. Know Your Rights Camp
Know Your Rights Camp (knowyourrightscamp.com) holds educational and self-empowerment seminars nationwide for black and brown youth. This organization has teamed up with defense lawyers to provide legal resources in Minneapolis.
10. Legal Defense and Educational Fund
The NAACP’s Legal Defense and Educational Fund (naacpldf.org) is a leading nonprofit organization in the fight for racial equality and civil rights within our nation’s political and justice systems.
11. Reclaim the Block
Starting in Minneapolis, Reclaim the Block (reclaimtheblock.org) allies with city council members to move money from the police department into other areas of the city’s budget as a means of strengthening community safety initiatives.
12. Showing Up For Racial Justice
Showing Up For Racial Justice (showingupforracialjustice.org) is a network of groups that utilize community-led movements and education to undermine white supremacy by committing to collective action and reform.
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