Action Resources

The Marsh understands that all voices need to be heard, that racism is unacceptable and that life is better lived when we ALL have the chance to live the lives of our own making.

Keeping in mind the mission of The Marsh to provide an avenue for all voices to be heard and to give audience to those of us that live in the margins, we offer this list as a way for or friends and family to discover ways to assist those that are living in the midst of this turmoil.

While we do not officially sanction any one particular organization and we certainly stand against violence in any form, many of us may wish to use our voices or financial resources to support others. This list is by no means complete and may grow in time.

SIGN PETITIONS

JUSTICE FOR GEORGE FLOYD

http://chng.it/Rtpbxv2CdK

CHARGE THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OFFICERS

https://www.change.org/p/change-org-the-minneapolis-police-officers-to-be-charged-for-murder-after-killing-innocent-black-man

JUSTICE FOR BREONNA TAYLOR

https://www.change.org/p/andy-beshear-justice-for-breonna-taylor/psf/promote_or_share?recruiter= (includes option to donate)

#JUSTICEFORBRE

https://act.colorofchange.org/sign/justiceforbre-breonna-taylor-officers-fired?source=coc_main_website (includes the option to film a 30 second video) 

FIGHT FOR BREONNA

https://justiceforbreonna.org/

#RUNWITHMAUD

 https://www.runwithmaud.com/ (includes option to call)

JUSTICE FOR AHMAUD ARBERY

https://www.change.org/p/liberty-county-distric-attorney-justice-for-ahmaud-arbery

JUSTICE FOR TONY MCDADE

https://www.change.org/p/black-lives-matter-activists-justice-for-tony-mcdade

HANDS UP ACT PETITION

https://www.change.org/p/us-senate-hands-up-act

DONATE

AFFECTED FAMILIES

GEORGE FLOYD MEMORIAL FUND

https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd

DONATION TO AHMAUD ARBERY’S FAMILY

https://www.gofundme.com/f/i-run-with-maud

JUSTICE FOR BREONNA TAYLOR

https://www.change.org/p/andy-beshear-justice-for-breonna-taylor/psf/promote_or_share?recruiter= (petition includes an option to donate)

BAIL FUNDS

MINNESOTA PROTESTOR BAIL FUND

https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/donate (Minnesota Freedom Fund has received a huge influx of funds and is now encouraging donations to other organizations included below!)

LOUISVILLE COMMUNITY BAIL FUND

https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/louisville-community-bail-fund

NATIONAL BAIL FUND NETWORK:

LIST OF PROTEST BAIL FUNDS – JUNE 2020

Cities to consider:

Atlanta, Georgia
Chicago, Illinois
Columbus, Ohio
Denver, Colorado
New York City, New York

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

BLACK VISIONS COLLECTIVE, MINNESOTA: 

https://www.blackvisionsmn.org/ (includes option to donate)

NORTH STAR HEALTH COLLECTIVE

https://www.northstarhealthcollective.org/donate

RECLAIM THE BLOCK DONATION

https://secure.everyaction.com/zae4prEeKESHBy0MKXTIcQ2?fbclid=IwAR1mozFqHICrjSN7tPDAkjJAwnxdkw8VbVVI6xygTPscsvzC-lQfhEaey0U

BLM DONATION

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019

NAACP LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATIONAL FUND, INC.

CONTACT REPRESENTATIVES

Find your US Representative

DOCUMENTARIES/FILMS
SHOWS/PODCASTS 

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO (2016) 
Director: Raoul Peck

Brief synopsis: “ The film explores the history of racism in the United States through James Baldwin’s reminiscences of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcom X, and  Martin Luther King Jr. as well as his personal observations of American History ” 

Let the Fire Burn (2013) 
Director: Jason Osder

Brief synopsis:  “A film about the events leading up to and surrounding a 1985 stand-off between the black liberation group MOVE and the Philadelphia Police Department.” 

When They See Us (2019) 
Director: Ava Duvernay

Brief synopsis: “It is based on events of the 1989 Central Park Jogger cae and explores the lives and families of the five male suspects who were falsely accused then prosecuted on charges related to the rape and assault of a woman in Central Park, New York City.” 

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (2015) 
Director: Stanley Nelson Jr. 

Brief synopsis: “The first feature-length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails.” 

Ferguson: A report from occupied territory (2015) 
Director: Orlando de Guzman

Brief synopsis: “This film goes to the frontlines of the national dialogue regarding racial profiling and police brutality; a dialogue triggered by the killing of Michael Brown in August of 2014and offers invaluable insights from Ferguson residents for whom the burdens of discrimination and injustice are a daily fact of life.”

Do Not Resist (2016)  
Director: Craig Atkinson 

Brief synopsis: “Filmed over two years in 11 states, this film examines the increasingly disturbing realities of the rapid militarization of police forces in the United States.” 

13th (2016) 
Director: Ava Duvernay

Brief synopsis: “The film explores the “intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States” it is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, adopted in 1865, which abolished slavery throughout the United States and ended involuntary servitude except as a punishment for conviction of a crime.”

Black Power Mixtape
Director: Göran Olsson

Brief synopsis: “A documentary film that examines the evolution of the Black Power movement in American society from 1967 to 1975 as viewed through Swedish journalists and filmmakers.” 

What Matters
Podcast organized by BlackLivesMatter
https://blacklivesmatter.com/whatmatters/

Brief Synopsis: “What Matters combines documentary narrative with interviews to illuminate specific, timely issues, aiming to create safe dialogue to promote freedom, justice, and collective liberation.

What Matters is a salve and a safe place where we can connect, learn, think freely, and transform the world. New and upcoming episodes include interviews with Rep. Karen Bass, BLM South Bend, Donna Brazile, Dr. Cedric Dark, Jane Fonda, and Marc Lamont Hill.”

READING

The Ballot or the Bullet by Malcolm X

Martin and Malcolm by James Baldwin 

Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis

Assata Shakur’s Autobiography 

The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House by Audre Lorde 

No Place for Self-Pity, No Room for Fear By Toni Morrison 

Why I Won’t Vote by W. E. B. DuBois

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

Political Prisoners, Prisons, and Black Liberation by Angela Davis 

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein

Black History Month Google Drive File: 

Created by Black transperson, Charles Preston: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0Bz011IF2Pu9TUWIxVWxybGJ1Ync