Green Eugene condemns police brutality and stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of George Floyd, who was murdered on May 25, 2020 by Minneapolis police. His murder was not an isolated incident. It is crucial that we take this moment in time to use our platform and provide space for voices that have been silenced for too long. People of color are terrorized with systematic oppression and racism, and are dying at rapidly higher rates during the COVID-19 pandemic. We see you. We hear you. We are with you.
Below are resources and links to provide support and education for the BLM Movement and COVID-19.
Resources for Supporting BLM:
- Text JUSTICE to 668366 to sign a petition for George Floyd
- 24/7 Bail Support Line for Eugene: 541-515-5721
- Legal Services Thread: https://tinyurl.com/ydy3ogta
- Community Bail Funds for Protestors: https://tinyurl.com/y83bbqcp
- Portland Bail Fund: https://gf.me/u/x5quj5
- Read 26 Ways to be in the struggle beyond the streets if you can’t protest
- Freedom Fund for LGBTQIA+: https://www.lgbtqfund.org/
- Black-owned business directory: https://officialblackwallstreet.com/directory/
Resources for COVID-19:
- Dealing with tear gas: https://www.popsci.com/story/diy/tear-gas-guide/
- Assistance for small business owners: www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19
- Relief fund for those affected by COVID: https://movehumanityforward.com/covid-relief/
- Prevention at protests: https://tinyurl.com/y8lk7lro