Calls To Action For Friends Of MTWB
The absolute truth that black lives matter has been core to the values of Make The World Better since day one. Like the majority of Americans, we are deeply saddened by the current situation but also know from our work and the people we work with every day that a brighter future is both possible and incumbent upon all of us to make it happen.
To that end, we offer these resources to those looking to help directly, and/or, read up on how to be a better ally both in these times and moving forward.
DIRECT ACTION/DONATIONS & PETITIONS
Support Black Lives Matter by keeping up to date with actions, and donating if you can.
Donate to the Philly Bail Fund, which is helping arrested protesters make bail.
Donate to the National Police Accountability Project. The central mission of NPAP is to promote the accountability of law enforcement officers and their employers for violations of the Constitution and the laws of the United States.
Also check out:
And by all means, look upon your immediate community to see where your dollars can go to direct actions supporting the fight against injustice.
ALLYSHIP & FURTHER READING
“Being an ally doesn’t necessarily mean you fully understand what it feels like to be oppressed. It means you are taking on the struggle as your own.
A marginalized individual cannot easily cast away the weight of their identity shaped through oppression on a whim. They must carry that weight every single day, for better or for worse. An ally understands that this is a weight that they, too, must be willing to carry and never put down.”
— from Guidetoallyship.com, an open source guide started by Amelie Lamont.
We suggest both this site and Mireille Cassandra Harper’s “10 Steps To Non-Optical Allyship.”
RESOURCES FOR KIDS
If you’ve got a resource you think would be worth adding to this page, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org for further consideration. Thank you!