We have been closely watching the events that have been unraveling this past week, and our hearts are broken for those who have lost their lives, their families, and for all Black people who have to live in constant fear of the terrorism that is white supremacy.
We at AMPLIFY condemn systemic oppression and racism that result in state-sanctioned violence against Black people. We demand justice for Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Sean Reed, Tony McDade, and the many Black lives that were taken away by white supremacist cops and vigilantes.
We stand in solidarity with those who are risking their lives protesting and demanding protection for Black lives. These demonstrations that we have witnessed within our home and across the country are not riots but revolutions.
Racism is a public health crisis.
Because of racism, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color are dying at much higher rates than their white neighbors. Because of racism, Black folks are being murdered in the streets by the police. Until we end white supremacy, we cannot resolve these ongoing crises. And until we eradicate racism, we cannot achieve reproductive freedom for all.
Whether you are staying home to protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19 or protesting in the streets, there are many ways to stand up for Black lives. If you are looking for ways to support the movement, please refer to the resources shared below. Remember that there are local, Black-led organizations whose sole mission is to fight for racial equity. They began this work long before this uprising and will continue to fight long after. It is our responsibility to follow their lead and support their work.
Below is a non-exhaustive list of organizations and resources:
Black-Led, Racial Justice Organizations in Georgia
- Atlanta Jobs with Justice
- Just Georgia
- Black Feminist Future
- Black Futurists Group
- Housing Justice League
- Metro Atlanta Mutual Aid Fund
- New Georgia Project
- Project South
- Racial Justice Action Center
- Solutions Not Punishment Collaborative (SNaP Co.)
- Southerners on New Ground (SONG)
- SPARK Reproductive Justice Now
- Street Groomers
- The People’s Response ATL
- Women on the Rise
- Women Engaged
National Organizations Fighting for Racial Equity
- Black Mama’s Bailout
- BYP 100
- Campaign Zero
- The Movement for Black Lives
- National Police Accountability Project
- Southern Poverty Law Center
- Black Lives Matter: Ways You Can Help
- List of Bail Funds/Legal Help by City
- 26 Ways to Be in the Struggle Beyond the Streets
- Anti-racism Resources for White People
- Showing Up for Racial Justice Resources