We at Young Broadway Actor News stand with Black Lives Matter. We condemn the hate and injustice in our world, which is not new, but has been spoken about a great deal in the past week. We encourage you to take some of the steps outlined in this article from The Oprah Magazine (original article HERE):
- Minnesota Freedom Fund is now encouraging people to donate to other organizations, as they have already received an overwhelming amount of support
- Official George Floyd Memorial Fund
- The NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
- Communities United Against Police Brutality
- Watch this video all the way through and don’t skip ads. All revenue will be donated to #BlackLivesMatter.
CONTACT MINNEAPOLIS OFFICIALS:
If you are unsure what to say, see this petition for a possible script to guide your letter.
- Send a Letter to Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey
- Send a Letter to Minnesota Governor Tim Walz
- Make a Phone Call to Minneapolis District Attorney Mike Freeman at (612) 348-5550
SIGN A PETITION:
- #JusticeForFloyd – you can sign the petition at this link or by texting “FLOYD” to 55156
- Justice for George Floyd – a Change.org petition available to sign at this link
While the resources shared from this article center around George Floyd, we also encourage you to look into and be active around the cases of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and others. In addition, please do what you can support the young Black artists and other young artists of color in the Broadway, Off-Broadway, and greater theatre communities at this time and at all times.