George Floyd

The horrifying and senseless death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police has thrown Minnesota into a state of grief and turmoil.

It's yet another example of the racism that black, brown and indigenous Minnesotans live with every day. It's also an opportunity for us to join together and rewrite the rules so everyone, with no exceptions, can thrive without fear, care for their families, have their voices heard, and their rights respected.

Here are some things you can do.

Organizations/funds to donate to:

George Floyd family's GoFundMe

Minnesota Freedom Fund

Minnesota ACLU

Black Lives Matter Global Fund

Black Visions Collective

Racial Justice Network


Showing Up for Racial Justice MN

YWCA Minneapolis

North Star Health Collective

Communities United Against Police Brutality


Reclaim the Block

Minneapolis food shelves

St. Paul food shelves

The Food Group MN (offers help finding local food shelves)

Support for affected businesses:

We Love Lake Street

Northside Economic Opportunity Network

Central Neighborhood Development Organization

Actions to take:

Sign these petitions
MFT Demands Justice
Union Members for #JusticeforGeorgeFloyd

Make calls -

Anti-racism resources:

5 anti-racism resources for teachers:
More anti-racism resources:
5 ways to address bias in your school:
Share My Lesson racism collection:
Ibram X. Kendi blog:
Racial Justice in Education resource guide:
Teaching Tolerance:
Colorin Colorado resources:
Teaching While White:
Talking about race in the classroom:
Confronting White Nationalism in Schools toolkit:
Equity & social justice websites:
Showing Up for Racial Justice: