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Where To Donate To Support The Black Lives Matter Movement Right Now

The Black Lives Matter movement needs your help.

Black people continue to lose their lives at the hands of those sworn to protect.

We cannot say this does not involve us anymore. 

Irish Tatler stands with all of the people outraged by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others who have been slain as a result of racial profiling. 

Where to donate:

Irish Network Against Racism: INAR is a national network of diverse Civil Society Organisations committed to combating racism and all related forms of discrimination in every sphere of life in Ireland. They are dedicated to finding common strategies and policy positions for combating racism, finding ways of complementing each other’s work, and to offering cross-community and cross-sectoral support and solidarity.

Sport Against Racism Ireland: Sport Against Racism Ireland is an anti-racist not for profit organisation founded in Dublin in July 1997 ‘as a direct response to the growth of racist attacks from a small but vocal section of people in Ireland.’

Minnesota Freedom Fund: The Minnesota Freedom Fund is a community-based nonprofit that combats the harms of incarceration by paying bail for low-income individuals who cannot do so for themselves. 

George Floyd Memorial Fund: A GoFundMe page has been set up in homage to George Floyd, the 46-year-old man who died after being arrested by police outside a shop in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Organised by George's brother Philonise Floyd, the pages hopes to raise funds to cover funeral and burial expenses, grief counselling and lodging and travel for all court proceedings.

The page also says a portion of the funds will go toward the estate of George Floyd "for the benefit and care of his children and their educational fund."

I Run With Maud: I Run With Maud aims to pay homage to 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery, nicknamed Maud, who was shot and killed by two white men while out jogging in Georgia. 

Arbery loved running. Now, the hashtag #IRunWithMaud has travelled the world, with runners from London to New York completing the 2.23-mile trip – a tribute to the date of his death, which occurred on 23 February. 

Black Visions Collective: BLC is a Black, Trans, and Queer-led organization in affiliation with the Black Lives Matter Global Network and the official chapter in Minnesota. Their work is grounded in long term campaigns linked to systemic change, community engagement and political education, leadership development and cultural organising rooted in transformative justice through a Black queer feminist lens.

Reclaim the Block: Reclaim the Block is a coalition to demand that Minneapolis divest from policing and invest in long-term alternatives.

Campaign Zero: The comprehensive platform of research-based policy solutions to end police brutality in America.

Atlanta Solidarity FundThe Atlanta Solidarity Fund bails out activists who are arrested for participating in social justice movements, and helps them get access to lawyers.

The Bail Project: The Bail Project is a national nonprofit organisation that pays bail for people in need, reuniting families and restoring the presumption of innocence. You can follow them here.

Emergency Release Fund: The Emergency Release Fund is a mutual aid fund dedicated to getting LGBTQ+ and medically vulnerable individuals out of Rikers Island and ICE detention. You can follow them on Instagram here.

Communities United Against Police Brutality: Communities United Against Police Brutality (CUAPB) works with survivors of police brutality.

Black Lives Matter: Black Lives Matter is an international human rights movement, originating in the African-American community, that campaigns against violence and systemic racism towards black people.

NAACP Legal Defense Fund: The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is America's top legal firm fighting for racial justice. It seeks equality for all Americans.

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