This month, the country will see several solidarity protests for the death of George Floyd and as well as the deaths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in custody within Australia.
Organised under the permission of First Nations Elders, next Saturday's march will take place from 12pm at Hyde Park in support of the Black Lives Matter protests currently taking place in America and across the world.
Floyds death, among others, has forced many Australians to consider our own history of unjust POC deaths in custody. Those wanting to show support, and are able, are encouraged to join the march this Saturday.
Attendees are also reminded that social distancing rules are still in place and should be followed on the day.
Those unable to attend can show support via donating to relevant charities, signing petitions and educating yourself further on the situation. Here are just some of the ways you can get involved:
Charities and funds you can donate to
- Justice for David Dungay Junior
A fund supporting the family of David Dungay Junior, who died in a NSW jail.
A fund that assists freeing Aboriginal women from fines and prison in Western Australia.
- Minnesota Freedom Fund
A group tackling Minnesota's justice system.
- George Floyd Memorial Fund
The official fund supporting George Floyd's family.
Petitions you can sign
- Justice for George Floyd
A petition for charges to be filed on the police officers involved in George Floyd's death.
- Prevent Another Aboriginal Death In Custody
A petition intending to free a terminally ill Aboriginal man from immigration detention.
Looking for more ways you can help? Here's how you can help end racial violence in Australia.
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