The past week has been deeply painful for Minneapolis and America alike, as we were once again witness to the death of a Black man at the hands of the police. This is not the first time this has happened in America, much less Minneapolis.
There is much work to be done in our community and our country to ensure that Black lives are safe to live and thrive. There is also much work to be done in our local ad community to raise up our Black talent, follow their leadership and hear their voices.
Let’s take this time to focus on the task at hand: justice for George Floyd, the rebuilding of our great city and protection and celebration of our Black community and their allies.
Black Lives Matter unequivocally – at AdFed, within the greater ad community, and in this country. We need to do more and we welcome your ideas and criticisms to help us move forward.
If you would like to make a financial contribution or donation of goods, please consider one of the following organizations.
George Floyd Family / Memorial Fund:
Where to Support Black-Owned Businesses in the Twin Cities:
Organizations and Groups to donate to:
- Reclaim the Block
- Black Visions Collective
- Northstar Health Collective
- MN Healing Justice Network / Spiral Collective
- Unicorn Riot
- We Love Lake Street
- Women for Political Change Mutual Aid Fund
- Divine Natural Ancestry
- Minnesota Youth Collective
- Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en La Lucha, CTUL_TC
- Twin Cities Recovery Project
- Twin Cities DSA
- Little Earth Residents Association
- Black Immigrant Collective
- Black Table Arts
- Southside Harm Reduction
- Northside Funders Group