Inverted Arts stands with our black brothers and sisters here in Minneapolis, in the United States and around the world. Your lives matter to us and we stand with you in sadness, anger, frustration, protest, and we join you to fight for justice and to rebuild our societal systems that need to change now! We are writing letters and signing petitions for the prosecution and conviction of the officers involved in the murder of George Floyd, and actively confronting racism wherever and whenever we see or hear it. We have a food and supply shelf that is delivering daily to meet needs among our students, artists, partners and their families in the Twin Cities. Our studio space is available to our black students and artists to lift up their creative voices in protest (groups of 10 or less with face masks and social distancing per the governor’s orders). We encourage everyone to act for justice. Here are some ideas and resources to act now.
1. Reach out to your black friends and neighbors and let them know you love them and are standing with them for justice.
2. If you don’t have any black friends, make some.
3. Support black-owned businesses in your community.
4. Call out racism in your community and on social media.
5. Sign these letters and petitions for the prosecution and conviction of the officers involved in the murder of George Floyd.
Email DA Mike Freeman – firstname.lastname@example.org
Email Minneapolis Police Department – email@example.com
Sign these change.org petitions:
“The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr.” – Edited by Clayborn Carson
“Let Justice Roll Down” – Dr. John Perkins
“Race Matters” – Cornel West
“The Fire Next Time” – James Baldwin
“Between the World and Me” – Ta-Nehisi Coates
For Minneapolis and St. Paul, for the state of Minnesota, for the United States and for our world; that God’s Kingdom will come and His Will (Justice) be done.
Inverted Arts Food and Supply Shelf
If you want to help support our Inverted Arts food and supply shelf, donate HERE or contact Mark at 763-567-0780 to drop off food and supplies.