There are a number of ways you can support the Black Lives Matter movement ー from participating in protests, to educating yourself, and having discussions with friends, family, and colleagues.
The Futurestay team stands in solidarity with the African American community and all people of color against racism, systematic violence, and inequality.
To best educate ourselves and support our communities, we've compiled a list of resources, including petitions to sign, foundations to support, and educational resources to learn from.
If you find that we've missed an important resource, please email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add it to our list.
Where to Donate
Founded in 2013, #BlackLivesMatter is a global organization “whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.”
As found on the history of their website, "The ACLU of today continues to fight government abuse and to vigorously defend individual freedoms including speech and religion, a woman’s right to choose, the right to due process, citizens’ rights to privacy and much more. The ACLU stands up for these rights even when the cause is unpopular, and sometimes when nobody else will."
"Established to cover funeral and burial expenses, mental and grief counseling, lodging and travel for all court proceedings, and to assist our family in the days to come as we continue to seek justice for George. A portion of these funds will also go to the Estate of George Floyd for the benefit and care of his children and their educational fund."
"Funds donated to Campaign Zero support the analysis of policing practices across the country, research to identify effective solutions to end police violence, technical assistance to organizers leading police accountability campaigns and the development of model legislation and advocacy to end police violence nationwide."
A volunteer organization founded in 2000, following the death of Charles "Abuka" Sanders by Minneapolis police, "CUAPB was created to deal with police brutality in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area on an ongoing basis. We work on the day-to-day abuses as well as taking on the more extreme cases. We work to combat police brutality from many angles, including political and legislative action, education, research, and providing services and support for victims and their families."
"A collection of community resources for protestors around the country."
National and local programs that "ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. The result will be a stronger, unified voice on behalf of communities of color."
“The Bail Project’s work offers a blueprint for how jurisdictions can move away from cash bail, creating a more equitable process and ultimately eliminating the need for bail funds, including our own. Using a National Revolving Bail Fund, our community-based advocates, called Bail Disruptors, pay bail for thousands of people living in poverty every year and support them through the duration of their cases.”
“Black Visions Collective envisions a world in which ALL Black Lives Matter. We use the guidance and brilliance of our ancestors as well as the teachings of our own experiences to pursue our commitment to dismantling systems of oppression and violence.”
Podcasts, books, documentaries, social media accounts, news, and more.
Petitions and Information