SSDP Report Card for May 2020

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This entry has been published on June 16, 2020 and may be out of date.

Around the United States, and across the globe, Black Lives Matter and other protestors have taken to the streets to protest against police violence, specifically the murders of Black Americans at the hands of the police, as well as systemic and interpersonal racism in the last few weeks. SSDP stands in solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives and the protests demanding justice, freedom, and safety for Black Americans. In response to the protests, police violence has risen and police have responded with increased force. The movement to defund American police forces has gained strong momentum.mIn places like Minneapolis, we are even seeing elected officials promise to disband their police force altogether and replace it with a new institution that will better serve communities. In light of these events, we’ve changed our report card this month to include actions you can take, funds you can donate to, and resources you can read to better educate yourself on anti-racism and white supremacy. Read through to educate yourself and get involved.

In solidarity, 

Your SSDP team

Action Alerts 

Organizations, campaigns, and funds to donate to

Direct aid for victims’ families

Support for protestors

Community Support

  • Okra Project – provides home-cooked, healthy meals and resources to Black trans people 

Local organizations

Local campaigns

National Organizations

Recommended Reading and Resources

From the blog

Upcoming events and days of action

These events include those which are hosted by SSDP global, or by SSDP chapters, or in which we are partners or co-hosts, or feature an SSDP member as a speaker. If your chapter is hosting an event that you’d like listed, please let your SSDP staff member know.