Resurget Magazine stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. We believe that it is time for justice and it is time for the voice of the Black community to be heard. We encourage those of privilege to take this time and to educate themselves and stand as an ally. If you are not able to protest, we encourage you to find other ways to involve yourself in the movement. Voice your opinion – demand for justice and equality.
Below is a list of organizations that we encourage you to consider making a donation to. If you are unable to make a donation at this time, we urge you to still take in the information that they are sharing.
The Detroit Justice Center runs the only revolving bail fund in Michigan with Bail Project. The organization states “Wayne County jails haven’t protected people from COVID, so it’s crucial to get folks out.” The organization is also looking for attorneys to volunteer and represent protestors arrested in Detroit.
BLMDetroit is proud to partner with Freedom Growers, Wayne State University, and The James & Grace Lee Boggs Center to present The Emory Douglas Youth & Family Arts Program. Founded in the principles of community organizing and named after the former Black Panther Party Minister of Arts & Culture, the goal of the EDYAP is to use arts instruction to activate intentional community engagement.
You can also donate directly to the Black Lives Matter Global Network.
The fund provides support for activists, particularly those facing criminal charges, in the struggle against white supremacy in Orange, Chatham, Wake Counties and surrounding areas. The fund is run on an entirely volunteer basis—by the people, for the people. 100% of donations go to on-the-ground local activists, not administrators.
The family states;
“My family and I watched in absolute horror as the now infamous and horrifying video began to spread quickly throughout social media. What we saw on that tape left us shell shocked; a white Minneapolis police officer kneeling directly on my brother’s neck, obstructing his ability to breathe. As some officers knelt on his neck, other officers participated and watched; no one took any action to save my brother’s life. Those officers would continue to brutalize my brother until he died. This fund is 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.”
Reclaim the Block organizes Minneapolis community and city council members to move money from the police department into other areas of the city’s budget that truly promote community health and safety.
BLVC states that “BLVC is committed to a long term vision in which ALL Black lives not only matter, but are able to thrive.”
“What we know to be true in order to create this world is that oppressed people, especially Black people, need to build collective power in order to create systems transformation,” their website states.
The NAACP LDF is a legal organization fighting for racial justice.
“Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans,” their website states.
Please note, these are not the only funds seeking donations. There are many more that are looking for help.