Black Out TuesdayWe Need to Do More
2020-06-02

For #Blackouttuesday we wanted to use our time productively, as a label founded through Black culture. This isn’t just a US problem; racism is also prevalent throughout the UK and we’d like to shine a light on issues faced by the Black community. It’s our responsibility to speak out and we need to continue to do this, as well as reflect on this ourselves and how we can make an impact. We do not have the choice to stay silent.

Please speak to friends and family and be proactive in your stand against racism. We’ve included resources too to help better educate ourselves in how we can be stronger in our allyship.

We stand with the family and friends of those in the UK and US who have lost their lives to racism.

 

Donation links –

BLM

https://blacklivesmatter.com/about/

Runnymede Trust

https://www.runnymedetrust.org

Stephen Lawrence Trust

https://www.stephenlawrence.org.uk/about-us/

Stand up to racism

http://www.standuptoracism.org.uk/join-donate/

Hope not Hate

https://www.hopenothate.org.uk/

Show Racism the Red Card

https://www.theredcard.org/fundraise

Belly Mujinga’s family

https://www.gofundme.com/f/rip-belly-mujinga

Stop Hate UK

https://www.stophateuk.org/fundraising/

 

Websites / Social Media –

https://guidetoallyship.com/

Movement for Black Lives - https://m4bl.org/

Transform Allyship into Action - https://www.instagram.com/p/CA09srxF1Fg/

10 Steps to Non-Optical Allyship - https://www.instagram.com/p/CA04VKDAyjb/

 

Reading Lists / Articles –

Natives - Akala

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race - Reni Eddo-Lodge

The Good Immigrant - Nikesh Shukla 

https://medium.com/equality-includes-you/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-justice-f2d18b0e0234

https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/

Resources for white parents to raise anti-racist children 

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/coretta-scott-king-book-award-winners

https://www.embracerace.org/resources/26-childrens-books-to-support-conversations-on-race-racism-resistance

 

Petitions -

Belly Mujinga

https://www.change.org/p/govia-thameslink-justice-for-belly-mujinga-justiceforbellymujinga?utm_content=cl_sharecopy_22128388_en-GB%3Av1&recruited_by_id=2b2b0700-a1c9-11ea-b32e-29e86ebe33c3&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_initial&utm_term=psf_combo_share_initial 

Ahmaud Arbery

https://www.change.org/p/district-attorney-tom-durden-justice-for-ahmaud-arbery-i-run-with-maud?signed=true 

George Floyd

https://www.change.org/p/mayor-jacob-frey-justice-for-george-floyd 


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