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The world has been in turmoil for a while now, and was brought even more to the brink last week after the tragic death of George Floyd, a black man who died at the hands of a police officer in my hometown of Minneapolis. This tragedy sparked an outrage across the city, state, nation, and world, the masses crying out for justice and for the killing of black people by the police to cease to exist. There have been vigils, riots, and marches across the globe in honor of George Floyd and bringing to voice and awareness the Black Lives Matter movement. As members of the disabled community—another marginalized group—it is our duty to be supporters and allies to our fellow Black brothers and sisters. There are many ways to help: you can donate, join a protest, sign petitions, show solidarity on your social media platforms, educate yourself on how to be actively anti-racist, support the myriads of black owned businesses and black creators. No matter what we do, we must continue to listen and learn. Black Lives Matter.
To see a comprehensive list of calls to action and places to donate, check out this great resource.