Impactful Ways to Support Social Justice

If you want to get involved in activism but are unable to attend protests, there are many meaningful ways you can support social justice.

The YMCA of Metro Atlanta is not affiliated with any of the organizations listed on this page.

Educate yourself and the people around you.

See our List of Anti-Racism Resources.

 

Share resources such as support services, safety precautions, updates for those in your area, etc.

Project LETS created a Protest, Trauma, Crisis Resource Guide.

 

Donate directly to frontline people and organizations.

Jump to our list of places to donate to.

Donate food and water to those affected by the protests.

 

Help those who are protesting.

Participate in cleanup efforts.

Babysit for parents who are organizers and need to be on the frontline.

 

Register to vote.

 

Local Organizations:

Atlanta Solidarity Fund provides support for people who are arrested at protests, or otherwise prosecuted for their movement involvement.

Fair Fight advocates for free and fair elections in Georgia.

National Organizations:

Legal

ACLU works to protect voting rights and healthcare.

Brennan Center for Justice is a nonpartisan law and policy institute, striving to uphold the values of democracy.

Campaign Zero utilizes research-based policy solutions to end police brutality in the U.S.

NAACP Legal Defense Fund is America’s top legal firm fighting for racial justice and seeks equality for all Americans.

National Bailout works to bail out community members, provide life-changing supportive services and resource groups organizing to transform the criminal justice system.

The Bailout Project combats racial and economic disparities in the bail system.

National Bail Fund Network is made up of over sixty community bail and bond funds across the country, and fights to abolish the money bail system and pretrial detention.

Human Rights

Black Lives Matter builds power to bring justice, healing and freedom to Black people across the globe.

Code2040 works to dismantle the structural barriers that prevent the full participation and leadership of Black and Latinx people in the innovation economy.

Color of Change works to influence decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America.

Other

George Floyd Memorial Fund covers funeral and burial expenses, mental and grief counseling, lodging and travel for all court proceedings, for George Floyd’s family. 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.

Minnesota Organizations:

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 promote community health and safety.

Black Visions Collective develops strategic campaigns to expand the power of Black people across the Twin Cities metro area and Minnesota.

We Love Lake Street donates 100% of funds to help rebuild Lake Street, starting with direct support to small businesses and nonprofits to help them rebuild their storefronts, reopen their businesses and serve their neighborhoods.

 

 

 

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