Our voices matter. Our voices are being heard.
That’s the difference. That right there is what sets this movement apart from the rallies/marches/protests of the 50’s and 60’s. The unity, the togetherness. The coming together of Black and White, Young and Old… saying we have had ENOUGH.
No more killing innocent Black and Brown people for simply, living. I could never imagine that in 2020, we would find ourselves watching actual cellphone footage of Black and Brown men, women, boys and girls being slain by the very hands that swore to protect and serve us, everyone.
Currently, there are so many emotions running through my entire body. I am filled with a little anger, a little sadness, a little depression, mixed with confusion and just stillness. In all of the roller-coasterness of it all – I remember that there are only two options. The first option is to dwell and sink into a nasty hole, that would be very hard to climb out of. Or, I could opt for the second option. The second option is to strap up my boots, write all the protest signs, clear my voice and PROTEST. Get out into the community and demand the change we so desperately need to see. Sign and share petitions. DO. YOUR. PART. Do not sit at home, (unless you are physically unable) and do nothing! Don’t think that resharing a meme on your Facebook, Instagram or Twitter will give you the “I did my part” badge. Be the change.
So yes, be tired, be mad, be pissed — just make sure YOU do something about it! Never stop speaking truth to power. Let’s be the voice for the voiceless. Because of us, murderers disguised as cops are being arrested, charges are being increased and fear is being put in the hearts of racists in power. *Fist in air*
A HUGE thank you to all of the organizers and participants around the globe who are galvanizing, planning, working, etc. We need you and appreciate each effort! Please see below for organizations to start following immediately and other ways to donate/help! #InThisTogether #TheMovement #BLM #BlackLivesMatter #BetterTogether
Organizations To Follow:
Petitions To Sign:
- Justice for George Floyd [change.org]
- Colors of Change #JusticeForFloyd
- Justice for Breonna Taylor [change.org]
- Justice for Ahmaud Arbery [change.org]
Organizations To Donate To:
- George Floyd Memorial Fund
- Minnesota Freedom Fund
- Reclaim the Block
- National Bail Out
- Black Lives Matter
- Bail Project
- Black Visions Collective
- Campaign Zero
- National Bail Fund Network
- The Innocence Project
- Run With Maud
- Justice for Breonna