Police Violence in Minnesota: Resource Collection
In April 2021, a white police officer was charged with the murder of a Black man for the first time in Minnesota history. Over the last decade, the media has barraged us with images of Black trauma. Today’s environment is somber, heavy and traumatizing for BIPOC people, trauma survivors, and people responders to violence in our community.
BIPOC people of all genders are impacted by police violence, and state violence is inextricably linked to sexual violence. This page contains an ongoing collection of resources for those who need to learn, engage, heal, or all of the above. If you would like to add more resources, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inspired by tools from Incite.
- Look at data regarding police sexual misconduct: Police sexual misconduct: A national scale study of arrested officers (bgsu.edu)
- Read about the history of the Minneapolis Police Department and ways to undo oppression built into law enforcement: MPD150: Resources
- Learn how Racial and Ethnic Socialization impacts children’s racial identity and self-concept: Racial Stress and Self-care for Parents from The American Psychological Association
- Learn now to navigate discussions about racism: Talking About Race from The National Museum of African American History and Culture
- For White people wanting to know where to even begin: @ShowingUpForRacialJustice
- Go back in time to 20 years ago to read “Whose Safety? Women of Color and Violence of Law Enforcement:: Whose/all (afsc.org) from the American Friends Service Committee
- Some of the above resources and many others are listed here: Organizing Resources from Invisible No More
- Learn about the George Floyd Justice In Policing Act here: The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act faces a test in the Senate – Vox
- Support people involved in the Derek Chauvin trial, from witnesses to protestors: Trial Community Support – THE LEGAL RIGHTS CENTER
- Tell your U.S. Senators to support the The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act
- Take action to support Black women, girls, trans and gender non-conforming people through the “In Our Names” network – Take Action (inournamesnetwork.com)
- Talk with others:
- Difficult Dialogues National Resource Center: Resources to engage in difficult conversations in classroom and other settings.
- Living Room Conversations: Guide to engage in conversations across topics of conversation such as race, nationality, gender, age, and more.
- For parents of white children for talking about police brutality, consider ordering this book: Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness
- Join the Collective for Uplifting Survivors and Peacemakers, a group dedicated to lifting up the voices and needs of victims/survivors in the community. Email email@example.com if you would like to find out more.
- Donate to the Brooklyn Center Mutual Aid GoFundMe: Fundraiser by Paige Ingram : Brooklyn Center Mutual Aid – support our community (gofundme.com)
- For survivors of sexual assault: Healing Justice | TransformHarm.org
- The Association of Black Psychologists produced this extensive guide of ways to promote healing in individuals, families, and communities: Family-Care, Community-Care and Self-Care Tool Kit: Healing in the Face of Cultural Trauma
- The Minnesota chapter of NAMI has created a listing of resources for individuals feeling stressed during the Chauvin trial. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
- Buy the book “From Hurt to Healing: An Intergenerational Healing Activity Book Creating In Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Killing of George Floyd”: Store (irgrace.org)