George Floyd Protest Support Info and Links

June 26, 2020

(AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Compiled by Hector Gomez and Craig Stevenson here at the library, we know the protests are still going on. Just because the news isn’t reporting on them as often, they’re still there and work still needs to be done. As such, take some time to consider some of these links, even as you go about your day.


Source Guides

Alternatives to Incarceration   

Prison Abolition and Alternatives to Incarceration Starter Resources



 Medicine Guide

Riot Medicine


Education Links

Repurposing Our Pedagogies: Abolitionist Teaching a Global Pandemic:

Timeline of Events Leading to the Floyd Protests

Timeline of Protests

“Ferguson and the Criminalization of American Life”       

Ferguson and the Criminalization of American Life

Very brief summary of Slavery and American Police

A Brief History of Slavery and the Origins of American Policing | Police Studies Online

Police Have NO Legal Obligation to Protect, NYT Article

Justices Rule Police Do Not Have a Constitutional Duty to Protect Someone

“75 Things White People Can do for Racial Justice”

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

Alternatives to Calling the Police blog post

What To Do Instead of Calling the Police — Aaron Rose

Alternatives to Calling the Police handbook

Alternatives to Calling the Police | Safe Congregations Handbook

“The Abolitionist Toolkit”

The Abolitionist Toolkit – Critical Resistance


De-escalation and Intervention

Deescalation and Interventions


Wealth shown to scale

 Wealth, shown to scale


Productivity and the Workweek

Productivity and the Workweek – shorter hours


Books & Longform Text/Media

Gore Capitalism, Sayak Valencia (Latinx academic writing on the Global South)

The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander

The South Side (audiobook), Natalie Moore


Additional Booklists

Schomburg Center’s Black Liberation Reading List for Teens | The New York Public Library


Antiracist Graphic Novel Reading List


Black Literature Beyond Black Struggle


Antiracist Reading List of Ibram X. Kendi



#JusticeforFloyd: Demand the officers who killed George Floyd are charged with murder.

Justice for Ahmaud Arbery

#JusticeforAhmaud: District Attorneys George Barnhill & Jackie Johnson must be REMOVED from office

Justice for Breonna Taylor

Petition · Justice for Breonna Taylor


Donations Links

George Floyd Memorial Fund (funds for his family)

Official George Floyd Memorial Fund organized by Philonise Floyd

“I run with Maud” (funds for Ahmaud’s family)

I Run With Maud organized by Akeem Baker

COVID19 testing and advocacy

COVID19 testing, advocacy & education organized by Dr. Ala Stanford

Black doctors consortium to test hardest hit areas–Black neighborhoods

Black Lives Matter

Fund for Homeless Black Trans women

Homeless Black Trans women fund organized by Jesse Pratt López

Know Your Rights Camp

Know Your Rights Camp – Donate

National Bail Fund Network

National Bail Fund Network — Community Justice Exchange

Chicago Bond Fund

Donate Here

Black-Owned Business Relief Fund

Black-Owned Business Relief Fund organized by Art Hoe Collective

Campaign Zero (to end police violence)


Social Media

Haymarket Books

Haymarket Books (@haymarketbooks)

Noname Book Club

Noname Book Club (@NonameBooks)

BLM Chicago

BLMChicago (@BLMChi)


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