It's Breonna Taylor's Birthday, Say Her Name

It's Breonna Taylor's Birthday, Say Her Name

It's Breonna Taylor's Birthday, Say Her Name

Concrete ways YOU can take action and bring justice for Breonna Taylor.

Concrete ways YOU can take action and bring justice for Breonna Taylor.

Text: Hailee Milton

From a young age, Black children are given burdens they have no option but to carry. Black parents teach their kids how to behave when faced with Law Enforcement…

I was taught to be hyperaware, deescalate the situation. Always announce what you are doing, ask “Can I grab my license? Be aware of your surroundings and know your rights if you were to get pulled over. Be polite, “Yes sir, No Sir.” The list goes on, and on. Undoubtedly every Black family has had ‘the talk’ with their kids, but how can you prepare someone for the situation that ended Breonna Taylor’s life on March 13? Struck eight times with bullets in her sleep. Her sleep. Her home. 

This nightmare was brought on by a drug raid where plainclothed police officers forced themselves into the home of Breonna Taylor and boyfriend, Kenneth Walker unannounced in Louisville, Kentucky. No drugs were found and her killers still roam free.

Artwork via @arielsinhaha

It was announced earlier this morning that Breonna Taylor's case was just reopened. But Breonna Taylor's birthday is Friday, June 5 and in order to bring justice for Breonna Taylor, say her name. Don’t rest until the police involved in the murder of Breonna Taylor are not only charged but found guilty.

Click here for a link made by Cate Young that offers concrete ways you can take action, as well as resources to share to garner publicity and change regarding Breonna Taylor's wrongful death. The actions are listed down below as well. 

Action #1 Sign the Petition

Action #2 Donate to Breonna Taylor's family

Action #3 Send an email directly to Attorney General and Mayor of Louisville

Action #4 Mail a birthday card to the Attorney General and Mayor of Louisville. Find out how to address the cards, here.

Action #5 Send a PDF Birthday Card

Action #6 Use #SayHerName and #BreonnaTaylor to flood social media with remembrance 

Action #7 Download images or make art to share on social media

Action #8 Donate to the Louisville Community bail fund to help protestor's who have been fighting for Breonna

Action #9 Share the link, add it to your Instagram Bios

Action #10 Send a loving note to Breonna Taylor's family 

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