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Coalition  |   Advocacy  |   Minority rights  |  

The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL), formed in December of 2014, was created as a space for Black organizations across the country to debate and discuss the current political conditions, develop shared assessments of what political interventions were necessary in order to achieve key policy, cultural and political wins, convene organizational leadership in order to…

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The Legal Rights Center is a community-driven nonprofit law firm, specializing in adult criminal and juvenile delinquency defense, restorative justice practices and youth advocacy. The Legal Rights Center runs two programs: Community Defense Program and the Youth: Education, Advocacy & Restorative Services (Y:EARS) Program. While each program has distinct goals and methods, collectively they point to the overall vision of improving the experience of the justice system for communities of color, if not proactively by solving problems that prevent involvement in the justice system in the first place, then certainly after an individual has been swept up into the system.​

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The National Lawyers Guild is the nation’s oldest and largest progressive bar association and was the first one in the US to be racially integrated. Their mission is to use law for the people, uniting lawyers, law students, legal workers, and jailhouse lawyers to function as an effective force in the service of the people by valuing human rights and the rights of ecosystems over property interests.

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Reclaim the Block began in 2018 and organizes Minneapolis community and city council members to move money from the police department into other areas of the city’s budget that truly promote community health and safety. They believe health, safety and resiliency exist without police of any kind. They organize around policies that strengthen community-led safety…

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Black Visions Collective (BLVC) believes in a future where all Black people have autonomy, safety is community-led, and they are in the right relationship within our ecosystems. Since 2017, Black Visions Collective has been putting into practice the lessons learned from organizations before them in order to shape a political home for Black people across Minnesota.…

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The North Star Health Collective’s organizing collective core includes health providers— physicians, nurses, healers, herbalists, doulas. Many of them are also long term community organizers with diverse experience across a range of social sectors—affordable housing, environmental justice, women’s health, human rights. They work in alliance with mainstream and anti-authoritarian organizations to create a safe and healthy events.…

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The Minnesota Freedom Fund pays criminal bail and immigration bond for those who cannot afford to as they seek to end discriminatory, coercive, and oppressive jailing. Minnesota Freedom Fund (MFF) exists to offer low-rate bail to arrested individuals who do not represent a threat to the community and to end the cash bail system in…

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The National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression was founded in 1973 in Chicago, Illinois to mount organized action against unjust treatment of individuals because of race or political beliefs. Its founding grew out of the struggle to free Angela Davis from a racist frame-up on murder charges surrounding the aborted attempt by Jonathan Jackson…

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This page from Ssense is a compilation of links, resources, guides, and writings. If you are looking to donate funds, volunteer time, educate yourself on complex topics, this is where we’ll post it; if you are looking for ways to stay safe while protesting, know your rights, or participate in actions and demonstrations from home, this is where you’ll find it. While primarily focused on North America, they are also incorporating information from international sources. They will be updating it on an ongoing basis, and have committed to vetting everything included here to ensure it is inclusive, current, accurate, and transparent.

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