Black Lives Matter: Organizations to Support

The organizations listed in this post are engaging with work directly related to the Black Lives Matter movement; police brutality; current protests; and the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Nina Pop, and so many more.

At Green Plate Special we are thankful every day to receive support (in so many forms: volunteering, content sharing, donations, and more...) from a passionate, caring community. In this crucial time we ask you to extend that same generosity and commitment to at least one, if not more, of the organizations listed below. Thank you so much, from every one of us at Green Plate Special.

Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County: “Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County is a grassroots, volunteer-run, social-justice nonprofit organization focused on the empowerment and liberation of Blacks and other people of color through advocacy and direct action. BLM Seattle centers leadership on Black femmes, women, and queer people organizing and taking direct action to dismantle anti-black systems and policies of oppression.” You can donate to their general fund (which funds all of their initiatives, projects, and direct action campaigns) by following instructions here:

Northwest Community Bail Fund: “The Northwest Community Bail Fund is a nonprofit organization advocating for bail reform and working to minimize the harm of the cash bail system by paying bail for people who would otherwise spend the pre-trial time in jail.” All donations received go directly to posting bail for their clients:

Reclaim the Block: “Reclaim the Block began in 2018 and 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. We believe health, safety and resiliency exist without police of any kind.”

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.”

NAACP: “The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 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 Out: "The National Bail Out collective is 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."

Know Your Rights Camp: "Our mission is to advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization and the creation of new systems that elevate the next generation of change leaders."

Campaign Zero: "We can live in a world where the police don't kill people by limiting police interventions, improving community interactions, and ensuring accountability."

Trans Women of Color Solidarity Network: "The TWOC Solidarity Network upholds the self determination of Two-Spirit, Trans Women and Femmes of color and creates opportunities to exercise collective and community care. The fund is one element of how we are confronting the systematic economic disempowerment and violence that Two-Spirit, Trans Women and Femmes of Color face in our region. We know unrestricted financial resources can really make a difference and we believe that the resources already exist in our community to support TWOC to survive and thrive."

Transgender Law Center: "Transgender Law Center (TLC) is the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.

Center for Black Equity: "The Center for Black Equity is the National leader in connecting members of the Black LGBTQ+ community with information and resources to educate, engage and empower their fight for equity and access."

Not This Time!: "Not This Time! is a community organization focused on reducing fatal police shootings, changing the laws that govern the use of force, and rebuilding trust between our communities and the police who are sworn to protect and serve us. We were founded in February, 2016, and incorporated as a non-profit organization in Washington state later that year."

Creative Justice: "Creative Justice builds community with youth most impacted by the school-to-prison-(to-deportation) pipeline. Participants and mentor artists work together to examine the root causes of incarceration, like systemic racism and other forms of oppression, creating art that articulates the power and potential of our communities." To support their programs check out their donation page:

Below are organizations dedicated to the intersectional work of food justice and racial justice.

Uprooted & Rising: "Uprooted & Rising aims to create a culture shift through public action, digital organizing, and creative storytelling that uplifts and centers the ideas and experiences of those who have been marginalized by corporate control and white supremacy in our food system. The movement includes students, workers, faculty, food producers, and community members that institutions of higher education are meant to serve."

The Okra Project: "The Okra Project is a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People wherever we can reach them."

Yes Farm - Seattle: "To grow and nurture the social, mental, physical and economic health conditions of communities of color in the region by developing sustainable food systems production and participation."

Nurturing Roots: "Nurturing Roots is a community farming program focused on educating youth & community members on healthy food choices. Creating community through gardening."

Got Green: "Got Green organizes for environmental, racial, and economic justice as a South Seattle-based grassroots organization led by people of color and low income people. We cultivate multi-generational community leaders to be central voices in the Green Movement in order to ensure that the benefits of the green movement and green economy (green jobs, healthy food, energy efficient & healthy homes, public transit) reach low income communities and communities of color."

Percussions Farms: "Percussion Farms works to undo racism and other oppressions that prevent access to nutrition and healthy spaces for People of Color."

Below are some of the fundraisers for families and folks directly affected by recent murders

George Floyd Memorial Fund

Justice for Breonna Taylor

Justice for David McAtee

In Honor of Manuel Ellis

I Run with Maud

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