In order to see a future that can be brought out of the turmoil that has recently taken the lives of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Antwon Rose II, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, and countless others, we're going to have to acknowledge police killings as white supremacy manifesting murder, violence, and trauma against black people. This is a weapon that is hundreds of years old with deep roots. Deep roots require extreme amounts of work to dig up and we stand in solidarity with all protesters around the country. Black and Brown people deserve so much more than this dangerous reality put on to them. Let's put everything we can into making change real and tangible. Speak up, donate, and show up in action for the people who have already sacrificed so much.
--Jessie Rommelt, Director Bunker Projects
Some places to donate:
Official George Floyd Memorial Fund
Black Lives Matter Movement: Fight to end state-sanctioned violence, liberate black people, and end white supremacy forever.
The Freedom Fund: posts bail to secure the safety and liberty of people in jail and immigration detention
Bukit Bail Fund of Pittsburgh is named to honor the life of Frank "Bukit" Smart, Jr who supports those incarcerated at Allegheny County Jail.
Community Justice Exchange: National Bail Fund Network: Tools to end all forms of criminalization, incarceration, surveillance, supervision and detention.
We launched The Bunker Projects Review as a platform to engage in conversations about contemporary art centered on the contributions of our exhibiting & resident artists to the field.