Mountain Play stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Everyone deserves equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities.
Please take action through the following resources:

Immediate Action for George Floyd:

Official George Floyd Memorial Fund (gofundme campaign)
Minnesota Freedom Fund -bail fund for protesters being arrested
Call and/or email Minnesota decision-makers to demand justice.
Text “FLOYD” to 55156 in support of Color of Change’s demand that the officers who killed #GeorgeFloyd are charged with murder.
Sign Change.Org’s “Justice for George Floyd” petition.

More Color of Change petitions:

#JusticeforAhmaud petition to fire Georgia prosecutors who held up Ahmaud’s case
#JusticeForBre petition to fire officers involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor

Things You Can Start Doing NowThank you to Theatre Bay Area & Leigh Rodon-Davis for sharing these actions.

1. Think before you reshare graphic videos of violence against Black people. While these images are important to raise awareness and show others the extremity of this brutality, you risk re-triggering or traumatizing Black and brown folx in your communities.
Read this: newrepublic.com/article/153103/videos-police-brutality-traumatize-african-americans-undermine-search-justice

2. Take time to educate other non-Black folx and challenge anti-blackness and racism in your families and social networks. This labor should not fall on people of color who are living these experiences. Read this next: refinery29.com/en-us/2020/05/9841649/allyship-ahmaud-arbery-george-floyd

3. Participate in advocacy to support the victims and their families; do your due diligence and make sure the organization is actually donating to the proper parties. A useful tool to vet organizations: www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0074-giving-charity

Anti-racism Resource List:

Black Lives Matter
Reclaim the Block is fighting to defund the police and calls on officials to invest in violence prevention, housing, resources for youth, emergency mental health response teams, and solutions to the opioid crisis.
75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice
Know Your Rights Camp’s Legal Defense Initiative – The Know Your Rights Camp Legal Defense Initiative has identified and teamed up with top defense lawyers in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area to provide legal resources for those in need.
Color of Change
The Loveland Foundation
NAACP
Anti-racism Resource List for White People & Parents 
Black Visions Collective 
Becoming allies, and eventually accomplices for anti-racist work
JSTOR Daily, “where news meets its scholarly match”, put together a number of ARTICLES creating a syllabus about Institutionalized Racism.

Please, share all of these resources with your friends and family.
Uplift local BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) organizations.
Check-in and listen to your Black friends and peers.

Additional Anti-racism Resources:

Showing Up For Racial Justice Bay Area
Letters for Black Lives is a set of crowdsourced, multilingual, and culturally-aware resources aimed at creating a space for open and honest conversations about racial justice, police violence, and anti-Blackness in our families and communities.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice: Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources to Stand Against Racism – Asian Americans have been targeted by racism and xenophobia related to the coronavirus or COVID-19. We offer the following resources in response to this hate.

LGBTQ+ Rights:

GLAAD
Human Rights Campaign
National Center for Lesbian Rights
The Spahr Center (Marin County)

Mental Health Advocacy and Crisis Resources:

NAMI Marin National Alliance on Mental Illness for local and national resource
Make it OK Mental Health conversation resources and tools
Suicide Prevention Life Line 1 800 273 8255
Crisis Text Line Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 mental health support via text message. Text HOME to 741741
The Trevor Project Providing 24/7 support for LGBTQ youth in crisis. Trevor Lifeline: 1 800 488 7386, Trevor Text: Text START to 678678