On Monday, May 25th, 2020 George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolils Police officers in our neighborhood.
This page exists to share resources of alternatives to police, opportunities to heal, opportunities to take action, and ways to donate. #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd
GoFundMe to support George Floyd's memorial expenses and his loved ones and family.
Million Artist Movement is a collective of Black-Brown-and-Radical Artist Revolutionaries and Activists that has been working behind the scenes to support organizers and steward the vigil site at 38th and Chicago.
Reclaim the Block - Fund the wider movement "If you’re considering donating to Reclaim the Block this week, please consider giving to some of these other groups instead. This is an evolving list of groups and people in our community. Please follow their social media presence or email lists to learn more about what they’re doing - right now and long-term." - Reclaim the Block
Join Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha in Passing the Hat "We are humbled by the volume of donations we’ve received in the last two weeks, from Minnesotans and folks across the country. It’s now our turn to pass the hat, and uplift just a few of the abundant projects and organizations doing powerful work for justice in the Twin Cities. Please donate to these organizations to grow the movement for our collective liberation, and ring in real justice for George Floyd in the Twin Cities and beyond." - CTUL
Pimento Relief Fund - providing black business with insurance relief after white supremacists set them on fire during the protests.
Unicorn Riot providing live coverage of the protests
Message from HOBT
Resources and Ways to Help
We at HOBT are mourning the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police officers here in our neighborhood. In the time of COVID-19, this is a trauma upon trauma for our black siblings.
We know this for certain: George Floyd should be alive today. George’s life mattered. Black Lives Matter. We know the system is not broken, it is functioning just as it was designed: to protect whiteness and wealth at all costs, at the costs of black lives, black dreams, black futures. The system is guilty and needs a profound transformation: to be abolished and reformed away from its original design. The silence of historically white-led organizations, like ours, is violent.
We will not be silent.This spring we launched our Rooted in Resource Community Map to connect neighbors to tell their stories in their voices, and call on one another for support. On the map at the corner of 38th and Chicago you will find a page (the page you're reading right now) with more information and ways to support the movement for justice and accountability for George Floyd. We will be updating this page regularly, following the leadership of black organizers as they issue calls for action and support.
We will continue to work in accomplice and allyship with our black siblings to reimagine the role of police in our community, and to bring justice for George Floyd by demanding charges of the four officers responsible for George’s murder.
We ask the community to continue to act as you are able and feel safe in the time of COVID-19: make calls, donate, show up, take care of each other. White and non-black community members, we encourage you to do your own deep anti-racism work and to follow the lead of black organizers in building a future beyond police.
The HOBT Staff
Over the past three years, we have been doing deep internal work to dismantle white supremacy culture at HOBT. That work remains at the center of our work as the MayDay Council is reimaging a more equitable and accessible MayDay Celebration. We do not pretend to be experts in this work, and we know we have a long way to go to live out our commitment to dismantling white supremacy culture at HOBT.
Twin Cities Aid Map is an up to date resource on mutual aid sites in the Twin Cities. Available in English and Spanish
Community Efforts to Follow
Uprising Minnesota A regularly updated list of resources for the Minneapolis/St. Paul Area. Includes links to demands, donations, mutual aid, resources, and stories.
Black Visions Collective "BLVC is a Black-led, Queer and Trans centering organization whose mission is to organize powerful, connected Black communities and dismantle systems of violence. We do this through building strategic campaigns, investing in Black leadership, and engaging in cultural and narrative organizing"
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 truly promote community health and safety" petition, resources, place to donate
@reclaimtheblock on Instagram
Script to edit/personalize: I am calling because I demand action for the racist murder of George Floyd. I demand that you press charges for all officers involved in the incident including David Chauvin and Tou Thao. George Floyd should be alive today and all cops involved and the MPD at large must be held accountable for his murder, in order to get justice for George's family and prevent this brutality and violence from happening in the future.
Call or email Mayor Jacob Frey
Cut MPD’s budget. We need money to keep our communities healthy during the pandemic, not murder them in the streets.
Call DA Mike Freeman
Ask for charges to be filed immediately
Call or email your Mpls city council member
Look them up here
Ask them to publicly speak up, support filing charges, and budget cuts for MPD.
Call or email the Minneapolis Dept of Civil Rights
Director: Velma J Korbel
Ask to discipline the officers involved
Call or email Governor Walz
Alternatives to Police Resources
Who to Call Instead of Police list of numbers to call to respond to various types of crisis instead of calling the police.
MPD 150 is a participatory, horizontally-organized effort by local organizers, researchers, artists and activists. It is not the project of any organization.
The goal of this initiative is to shift the discussion of police violence in Minneapolis from one of the procedural reforms to one of meaningful structural change.
Follow the conversation with @mpd_150 on Instagram, here is their resource list
Twin Cities Mental Health Support Community built list of mental healthcare providers, organizations and crisis lines including a section of practitioners with significant experience supporting BIPOC clients.
Serita Collete is organizing a community healing effort, assembling care packages for black youth and black leaders. More info and donate to support here.
Coping with a Traumatic Event by the Department of Health and Human Services
General Mental Health Resources from National Alliance on Mental Illness