The protests against systematic oppressions and the recent fight for justice for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and Tony McDade have mobilized millions across the world to take action toward dismantling both the police system and ideologies and policies engraved into American culture. This action in different forms, including protesting, supporting local businesses, educating and donating.
For those seeking additional ways to advocate for antiracist policies, police accountability, and racial justice, we’ve compiled a guide to brief list of local MIA organizations that are advocating against institutional racism and supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. While this list is not complete, these resources hopefully can serve as a starting point to help New Yorkers navigate as allied communities during this time.
If you want to donate to or learn more about each organization, click on a name.
(F)empower is an artist collective and movement to empower femmes. (F)empower is meant to make an impact by not only creating events for young women, but giving them the tools and spaces to prosper from the shared experiences the collective.
The Dream Defenders was founded in April 2012 after the tragic killing of 17-year old Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida. That Spring, young Black, Latinx, and Arab youth marched from Daytona Beach Florida to Sanford Florida where Trayvon Martin was killed. With that fire in their bellies, they then went back to their communities and campuses to organize. Dream Defenders is a multiracial group of young people who are organizing to build power in our communities to advance a new vision we have for the state.
Lett Law Firm is offering FREE legal services for misdemeanors, and a reduced fee for felonies, to protesters.
The Community Justice Project (CJP) provides legal support to community and worker organizations fighting for racial and economic justice in Miami’s low-income communities.
NewFM works daily to create an inclusive multiracial, multilingual and multicultural movement that seeks to unite people across economic, racial, religious and gender lines through a shared love of a democracy that serves all. They aim to center federal, state and local legislative conversations and policies around those who have been historically kept at the margins, disengaged with civic institutions and convinced that their participation doesn’t matter.