The Wilmington Freedom Alliance began during the national uprising following the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police.
On May 30th, 2020, a protest was organized by Black Lives Matter Wilmington and Food Not Bombs Wilmington. Participants in the protest took bold action to challenge the Wilmington Police. To help support those protesters, Food Not Bombs Wilmington put out a call for donations to a bail fund. Although they initially only asked for $1000, the bail fund garnered huge attention from activists around the country. The fund grew to around $25,000, and FNB activists realized they had a unique opportunity to create a permanent bail fund for the Wilmington community. The Wilmington Freedom Alliance was formed to manage that fund.
Our goal is to continue this fight until we have achieved full abolition of police and prisons. Providing bail support for community members who are at the most risk of police violence, is a small, but necessary, part of that struggle.