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As protests erupt across the US, here are some actions to take and organizations to donate to

We, like the rest of the world, are heart-sick and horrified by the events of the past week. If you’d like to help but don’t know where to start, this list put together by The Skimm is a great place to start.

1. An anti-racist reading list. These 20 essential books explore the history of racism in America, confront its current state, and address how we can move forward toward real change. PS: Here’s a list of black-owned bookstores. 

2. Eight things to watch about racial justice and the police. These docs and series showcase the stories of Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Kalief Browder, the Central Park Five, and more. Watch them, share them, say their names.

3. Some ways to help. Here’s a list of organizations you can donate to and actions you can take right now.

And here are a few more direct links to funds and organizations in need of support:

George Floyd Memorial Fund – gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd

Minnesota Freedom Fund – minnesotafreedomfund.org/donate

Black Lives Matter – blacklivesmatter.com

Black Visions Collective – blackvisionsmn.org

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