June 2

Black Lives Matter

We at Poached view the events of the last week with alarm, frustration and heartbreak. But rather than restate what has already been said – and said clearly – we feel the best course of action is to cede this space to those groups and organizations that are working to make needed changes to our society.

We find hope and leadership in the people who wake up every morning with the intent to make the world safer, more equitable and more just.


The George Floyd Family Fund

“This fund is established to cover funeral and burial expenses, mental and grief counseling, lodging and travel for all court proceedings, and to assist our family in the days to come as we continue to seek justice for George.”


The Minnesota Freedom Fund

“The Minnesota Freedom Fund pays criminal bail and immigration bond for those who cannot afford to as we seek to end discriminatory, coercive, and oppressive jailing.”


Black Visions Collective

“Through the development of powerful strategic campaigns, we seek to expand the power of Black people across the Twin Cities metro area and Minnesota.”


Reclaim the Block

“Reclaim the Block began in 2018 and organizes Minneapolis community and city council members to move money from the police department into other areas of the city’s budget that truly promote community health and safety.”


Campaign Zero

“We can live in a world where the police don’t kill people by limiting police interventions, improving community interactions, and ensuring accountability.”


National Bail Out

“We are reuniting families, creating a national community of leaders who have experienced incarceration, and working with groups across the country to transform harmful systems to keep our people safe and free.”



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