In honor of George Floyd's memorial, I am using the platform of this show to support those protesting systemic racism around the world. Today's episode features a segment of audio recorded at a peaceful protest in New York City followed by 8 minutes and 46 seconds of silence dedicated to George Floyd.
*This fight needs your support.* Below is a list of organizations battling racial injustice; please donate your time and funding.
*The Bail Project* ( https://bailproject.org/ ) *:* A national non-profit organization designed to combat mass incarceration by disrupting the money bail system, one person at a time.
*Black Lives Matter* ( https://blacklivesmatter.com/ ) *:* A global organization in the US, UK and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.
*Campaign Zero* ( https://www.joincampaignzero.org/ ) *:* Utilizes research-based policy solutions to end police brutality in the U.S. *
* *Color Of Change* ( https://colorofchange.org/ ) *:* The nation’s largest online racial justice organization.
* *The Innocence Project* ( https://www.innocenceproject.org/ ) *:* Exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.
* *Movement for Black Lives* ( https://m4bl.org/ ) *:* Supports Black-led rapid response efforts and long-term strategy, policy and infrastructure investments in the movement ecosystem.
* *NAACP* ( https://www.naacp.org/ ) *:* NAACP’s mission is to secure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
* *National Bail Fund Network* ( http://communityjusticeexchange.org/nbfn-directory ) *:* A full directory of bail funds by state
*National Bail Out* ( http://nationalbailout.org/ ) *:* A Black-led and Black-centered collective of abolitionist organizers, lawyers and activists building a community-based movement to support our folks and end systems of pretrial detention and ultimately mass incarceration.
****Don't forget June is also Pride month -- visit* *GRAPHICPAINT* ( https://www.graphicpaint.com/#social-justice-lgbtq ) *for links to LGBTQ+ organizations supporting people of color
* Till next week...
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