Resources to Support Black Lives

Melinda Lilly

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June 3, 2020

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Illustration by Sacrée Frangine

sup·port (verb): to bear all or part of the weight of; hold up or to give assistance to, especially financially; enable to function or act

The recent murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and so many others before them have moved many to take action in support of Black lives. We see, with stunning clarity, that addressing the systemic racism that threatens Black, Indigenous, and People of Color isn’t a choice—it’s our only way forward as a society.

“To change everything, we need everyone” was the slogan that swept the nation in 2014’s People’s Climate March and is a sentiment that holds true today. Activism may have a different meaning for each of us but in the end, we all must take that first step.

Here are some ways you can act in support of Black lives today:

Donate

Follow on Instagram

  • Black Lives Matter – @blklivesmatter
  • NAACP – @naacp
  • Color of Change – @colorofchange
  • Campaign Zero – @campaignzero
  • The Conscious Kid – @theconciouskid
  • The Hip Hop Caucus – @HipHopCaucus
  • Black Visions Collective – @blackvisionscollective

Read

Watch

  • “How to Financially Help BLM with No Money”
  • 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
  • Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
  • I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.
  • King In The Wilderness  — HBO
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent
  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax
  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
  • A Conversation With My Black Son — NYT

Listen

Learn

Take Action

  • Protest Peacefully
  • Educate yourself
  • Start Conversations
  • Create and Share Art
  • Amplify Black Voices
  • Support Black Businesses
  • Donate 
  • Register to Vote

Want to read more? Check out the ACE Blog.

Melinda Lily

Melinda Lilly

Director of Operations

Melinda is ACE’s Director of Communications and Digital Engagement and lives in the Queen City - Charlotte, NC. She’s been supporting NC youth who are engaged in the fight against climate change since 2012! When she’s not at work, Melinda loves to watch anything from the Marvel Comics Universe and cook delicious food from scratch.

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