There are no accidents in police terror and white supremacy.
We say his name. Daunte Wright.
Like we’ve seen time and again, peaceful protesters have been met with tear gas and riot gear from police. The police have done nothing but meet a hurting community with violence.
As always — we keep us safe. And it’s on us to do whatever we can from wherever we are for our people in Brooklyn Center, MN.
Resources to directly support Daunte’s family and other loved ones:
DISCLAIMER: The following resource links below go directly to Daunte’s family and loved ones, NOT BLMGNF.
- Support Chyna, Daunte Wright’s girlfriend, and their child, Daunte Jr:
- The Daunte Wright Senior Memorial Fund on GoFundMe — Organized by Daunte’s Aunt, and supported by various family members. These funds will help with funeral and burial expenses, mental health and grief counseling, support for Daunte’s infant son, and to help the Wright family in their fight for justice.
Here are direct community resources provided by The Spread Sunshine Gang — a group in Minnesota dedicated to random acts of kindness.
DISCLAIMER: The following resource links below go directly to the greater Brooklyn Center, MN community, NOT BLMGNF.
- Brooklyn Center Mutual Aid Facebook Page: Community-led Facebook page established in response to the murder of Daunte Wright. Find updated information about needed supplies and sign up for volunteer shifts at mutual aid sites here.
- Brooklyn Center Mutual Aid: Support Our Community: GoFundMe page for PPE, medical supplies, food, and household items for the community.
- Brooklyn Center Schools — Student and Family Support: Organized by a teacher at Brooklyn Center High School to support the school’s ongoing mutual aid efforts housed on-site. Funds will help purchase supplies and provide services that kids and families will need this week an in the weeks to come.
- Brooklyn Center Kids and Families: Organized by a community member to support Brooklyn Center High School’s ongoing mutual aid efforts housed on-site. Funds will help purchase supplies and provide services that kids and families will need this week and in the weeks to come.
- 612 M*A*S*H: 612 MASH medics have been directly supporting protestors in Brooklyn Center. CashApp: $612MASH; Venmo: @MedicalBus; or at GiveMN.
- African Career, Education, and Resources, Inc. (ACER): A nonprofit organization that engages African immigrants living in the north and northwest suburbs of Minneapolis. Currently supporting small businesses in Brooklyn Center affected by closures and disruption with microgrants.
- Black Table Arts: A community-driven arts cooperative located in Minneapolis, Minnesota gathering Black communities through the arts toward better Black futures. Currently fundraising to buy gas masks for Black organizers on the ground.
We will continue to remain dedicated in the fight against white supremacy and state-sanctioned violence against Black people. We are thinking of Daunte’s loved ones at this time — and we won’t stop until we get justice.