The brutal murdering of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers has started a
massive movement for Black Lives Matter. Through the use of social media, millions have signed
petitions in support of justice, millions have been donated to his memorial fund and other
organizations, and most notably, a conversation has commenced regarding anti-blackness within
ourselves and our communities.
Many of us wish to participate in protests in support of BLM, so here is our advice to ensure you keep safe: COVID-19 IS STILL HAPPENING! We NEED to act responsibly to continue our support, advocacy, and education for the black community.
Do not go to a protest if you are:
∙ Unable to reasonably proper safety measures
What to bring to the protest:
∙ Face covering/mask
∙ Hand sanitizer
∙ Water bottle (make sure to keep hydrated)
What to do:
∙ Try to maintain a 2m distance between you and others
∙ Utilize noisemakers and signs instead of shouting
∙ Make alternative arrangements if you live with a high-risk individual for COVID-19
Don’t feel safe going to a protest?
Here are some resources to begin/continue your support for BLM:
Petitions to Signhttps://www.change.org/p/mayor-jacob-frey-justice-for-george-floyd
DonateBlack Lives Matter
Minnesota Freedom Fund
Run with Maud
And most importantly... call out bigotry when you see it whether it stems from your friends, family, or coworkers. It starts at home.
Black. Lives. Matter.