While Derek Chauvin, the police officer charged with murdering George Floyd last summer, sat on trial less than 10 miles away, another unarmed Black man was fatally shot by another police officer near Minneapolis this week.
On the afternoon of Sunday, April 11, Kim Potter, a veteran police officer in Brooklyn Center, a suburb of Minneapolis, shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop.
Wright's death sparked protests in a city that was already on edge and across the United States. Almost a year after the the world was forced to watch the violent killing of George Floyd, hundreds of people spilled to the streets to protest yet another act of police brutality. And while the Black Lives Matter movement has been more prominent than ever this year, people all over the world are once again looking for ways to help another family torn apart and to recommit to the movement.
No matter where you are in the world, you can support the struggle for Black lives, whether by donating money, attending protests, amplifying Black voices online, or calling out racism when you see it. Below, you’ll find just a few ways you can help right now. This isn’t intended to be a comprehensive list, and we'll do our best to keep it updated.
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