This week, protests against George Floyd’s murder, police brutality and systemic racism will continue around the US and UK. For those self-isolating due to Covid-19 or unable to leave the home, finding a way to protest besides attending mass gatherings is crucial.
The best way to do that is by donating to the charities helping fight racism in the UK and US – as well as the memorial funds for those killed because of police brutality and bail-out funds for those protesting.
No matter how small your donation, anything you can give will go towards fighting the deeply-engrained racism that infiltrates every aspect of our societies. Here, we’ve gathered a number of UK and US charities to choose from.
Charities To Support - Grazia (Stacked)
This fund will cover his funeral and burial expenses, mental and grief counseling for the family, lodging and travel for all court proceedings and to assist the family in the days to come as they 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.
The MFF is working with the US National Lawyers Guild and Legal Rights Center to help bails that are set for protestors.
Prison Reform Trust works to make the prison system in the UK just, humane and effective.
The JCWI aims to create a world in which immigration law and policy are based on sound evidence, promote the rule of law and are underpinned by respect for human rights and human dignity
Helps reduce BME youth unemployment, provide employment and training solutions for youth offenders and implement anti-gang initiatives in the community.
Tackles institutional racism in the charity sector.
Black Thrive works to reduce the inequality and injustices experienced by Black people in mental health services.
Supports the African diaspora community.
Supports women affected by the criminal justice system and campaigns to end the harm of prison to women, their families and our communities.
Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust works with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds aged 13 to 30 to inspire and enable them to succeed in the career of their choice
Race On The Agenda (ROTA) is a social policy research organisation focusing on issues that impact BAME communities.
Provides educational workshops, training sessions, multimedia packages, and a whole host of other resources, all with the purpose of tackling racism in society.
Works to improve the quality of life in the UK by reducing economic and social inequality.
A service for victims of racial harassment aiming to end hate crimes in the UK.
Generates intelligence to challenge race inequality in Britain through research, network building, leading debate, and policy engagement.
This US charity is a Black-led and Black-centered collective of abolitionist organizers, lawyers and activists building a community-based movement to support our folks and end systems of pretrial detention and ultimately mass incarceration.
This US organisation (for which there is a UK movement here) fights to end state-sanctioned violence, liberate Black people, and end white supremacy forever.
BEAM is a US training, movement building and grant making organization dedicated to the healing, wellness and liberation of Black and marginalized communities.
Ahmaud Arbery was chased and gunned down by Travis McMichael, son of retired Brunswick investigator Greg McMichael, under the father's and son's pretenses of witnessing a burglary in Satilla Shores of Glynn County. There is no evidence of the alleged burglary.
For the memorial of Belly Mujinga, the railway worker who was spat at before she died of Covid-19.