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Black Lives Matter and Justice For George Floyd Protests: What You Need to Know — News on Bushwick Daily

Black Lives Matter and Justice For George Floyd Protests: What You Need to Know

A quick, and incomplete guide on how to support the BLM movement and ongoing George Floyd Protests

Megan Burney

megan@bushwickdaily.com

Schedule of Protests in Support of Black Lives Matter and George Floyd


Tuesday, June 2, 2020

MANHATTAN:

 1 p.m. Justice for George Floyd and Black Lives Matters Protest at Foley Square

 5 p.m. Stonewall Inn

 6 p.m. Bryant Park 

 6:30 p.m. 47th & Broadway

BROOKLYN:

 6 p.m. 98 5th Ave

QUEENS:

 1 p.m. Steinway & 30th Ave

 6 p.m. Mott Ave Train Station (Rockaways)

STATEN ISLAND:

 1 p.m. Richmond Terrace (120th precinct)

YONKERS:

 12:30 p.m. Yonkers Police Athletic League

 12:30 p.m. Getty Square (by the clock)

 5 p.m. Mount Vernon City Hall


CITYWIDE:

Organizers have planned a, 'Show your Solidarity' moment at 6 p.m. Participants are encouraged to chant "Black Lives Matter" from windows, the street, or wherever you are.

There is also a virtual Town Hall this evening at 7 p.m. hosted by HOT 97.1 featuring The Reverend Al Sharpton and Ann Tripp on Police Brutality and Covid-19.  Tune into FM channels 107.5 and 97.1 or stream on HOT 97’s youtube or WBLS Facebook Live.

If you're protesting, don't forget your PPE. Here are some tips on how to protest safely right now.

Photo from Instagram post by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC)
Tweet by NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene (@nycHealthy)

It's important to make sure you’re getting the right information.  Watch out on social media for tips on where to meet up and where you might be met by police.  For the most reliable information on NYC protests follow black community leaders, like Black Lives Matter Brooklyn President and City Council Candidate Anthony Beckford (@Anthonybeckford4citycouncil) and/or crowd-sourced accounts like @justiceforgeorgenyc.  Most importantly, be weary of harmful disinformation that has been spreading over social media and pay attention to who is saying what.


Additional Resources to Support:


Racial justice Funds:

George Floyd Memorial Fund

Brooklyn Community Bail Fund 

Black Lives Matter

Minnesota Freedom Fund

National Bailout Fund

Justice for Breonna Taylor Petition and Fundraiser

Black Visions Collective

Reclaim the Block

Campaign Zero

Unicorn Riot


Petitions:

Black Lives Matter - Defund the Police

Justice for George Floyd


mutual aid networks promoting long-term change:

Bedstuy Strong (@bedstuystrong)

Bushwick Ayuda Mutua (@bushwickayudamutua)

Crown Heights Mutual Aid (@crownheightsaid)

Queens Mutual Aid (@queensmutualaid)

You can (and should) also support businesses and individuals providing mental health resources to our colored communities.  Namely our local Brooklyn spots Ethel’s Club founded by Naj Austin and Heal Haus created by Darian Hall and Elisa Shenkle.  Find more businesses like these here.

And most importantly, buy from black businesses in your community.  Black-Owned Brooklyn is a platform curated to facilitate the discovery and support of black-owned businesses in the borough and there are a handful right here in Bushwick waiting for your business.  Plus sites and apps like FiveFifthsEatOkra, iamblackbusiness, and others can help you do this no matter where you go.


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