Catinca Tabacaru NYC/Harare Collective

Ways to Support

Links to support various organizations aiding in the #blacklivesmatter movement

Born and raised as a New York Gallery, we call attention to the URGENT NEED for systematic change against minorities in America. For those who can, please DONATE AND GET INVOLVED (links in headings):

Minnesota Freedom Fund
(Please note that MFF is flush and they’ve requested donations be given to other organizations.)

“There is an urgent need for supplies and support out in the field. Please connect to the groups doing the work – Black Visions Collective, Reclaim the Block, Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar, and others.” (website)

BAIL FUNDS

Brooklyn Community Bail Fund

“Brooklyn Community Bail Fund is committed to challenging the racism, inequality, and injustice of a criminal legal system and immigration and deportation regime that disproportionately target and harm low-income communities of color.” (website)

Parole Preparation Project
“We provide critical advocacy and direct support to currently and formerly incarcerated people serving life sentences and seek to transform the parole release process in New York State.” (website)

ANTI-POLICE

Campaign Zero
“Over 1,000 people are killed by police every year in America. We are calling on local, state, and federal lawmakers to take immediate action to adopt data-driven policy solutions to end this violence and hold police accountable.” (website)

Black Visions Collective
Black Visions Collective (BLVC) believes in a future where all Black people have autonomy, safety is community-led, and we are in right relationship within our ecosystems. https://www.blackvisionsmn.org/

HOUSING

Reclaim the Block
“Reclaim the Block is calling on our city to invest in violence prevention, housing, resources for youth, emergency mental health response teams, and solutions to the opioid crisis – not more police. We have no option but to start now.” (website)

IMMIGRATION

Black Alliance for Just Immigration
“BAJI educates and engages African American and black immigrant communities to organize and advocate for racial, social and economic justice. Local BAJI Organizing Committees in New York, Georgia, California and Arizona build coalitions and initiate campaigns among communities to push for racial justice. At the local and regional level, BAJI provides training and technical assistance to partner organizations to develop leadership skills, works with faith communities to harness their prophetic voice, and initiates vibrant dialogues with African Americans and black immigrants to discover more about race, our diverse identities, racism, migration and globalization.” (website)

Families for Freedom
“Founded in September 2002, Families for Freedom is a New York-based multi-ethnic human rights organization by and for families facing and fighting deportation. We are immigrant prisoners (detainees), former immigrant prisoners, their loved ones, or individuals at risk of deportation. We come from dozens of countries, across continents. FFF seeks to repeal the laws that are tearing apart our homes and neighborhoods; and to build the power of immigrant communities as communities of color, to provide a guiding voice in the growing movement for immigrant rights as human rights.
FFF has evolved into an organizing center against deportation. We are source of support, education, and campaigns for directly affected families and communities — locally and nationally.” (website)

African Communities Together
“African Communities Together is an organization of African immigrants fighting for civil rights, opportunity, and a better life for our families here in the U.S. and worldwide. ACT empowers African immigrants to integrate socially, get ahead economically, and engage civically. We connect African immigrants to critical services, help Africans develop as leaders, and organize our communities on the issues that matter.” (website)

The New York Immigrant Freedom Fund
“The New York Immigrant Freedom Fund – a program of the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund – pays immigration bonds for community members who are unable to afford it. By paying bond, we are reuniting New Yorkers with their families and radically improving their chances of winning their immigration cases. Working in close partnership with community-based organizations, we are committed to building power in immigrant communities as we fight to end immigration detention.” (website)