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Hello everyone!


I wanted to create a space for us to talk about and share resources about what is happening in the USA right now with the Black Lives Matter protests and and the reaction across the globe.


On 25th May, the police were called to a situation over a forged $20 note. The police officer restrained George Floyd and a medical examiner on June 1 classified George Floyd’s death as a homicide, saying his heart stopped as police restrained him and compressed his neck.


This has sparked riots across the USA, and protests throughout the world. The protests and riots are a direct reaction to the mistreatment and inequality of black people shown by police in the USA. The riots have sparked a larger conversation about racism globally and some really important and sometimes uncomfortable information and personal experiences are being shared. This is a great time for people educate themselves on anti-racism and how to practice positive ally-ship.


NOTE: This forum will not tolerate any racism of any kind. Be kind when posting as always.




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Resources for Anti-racism





Charities and funds



Black Lives Matter


The Bail Project


The Liberty Fund


Reclaim the Block


I Run With Maud


Campaign Zero


Unicorn Riot


American Civil Liberties Union


Stand Up To Racism UK



Petitions to sign



Justice for George Floyd


Justice for Ahmaud Arbery


Justice for Belly Mujinga


Books, articles and resources to read



Anti-racism resources for white people (via Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein)


75 things white people can do for racial injustice (via Medium)


Ways to help (via Black Lives Matter)


IG: George Floyd: How can I help from the UK? (via Das Penman)


IG: 10 steps to non-optical allyship (via Mireille Harper)


IG: Transform Allyship into Action: A Toolkit for Non-Black People (via Social Justice in Medicine Coalition at USC)


Twitter Thread: UK-based charities, organisations and platforms whose work aims to eradicate racial injustice (Via Black Ballad)


Twitter Thread: Advice for companies from Sheree Atcheson, Monzo’s Head of Diversity and Inclusion (Via Sheree Atcheson)


Why I’m No longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge���


I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown


Natives by Akala


Dark Days by James Baldwin


Diversify by June Sarpong


How To Be Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi


Don’t Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri


White Supremacy and Me by Layla F. Saad


The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander


Freedom Is A Constant Struggle by Angela Davis


They Can’t Kill Us All by Wesley Lowery


Your Silence Will Not Protect You by Audre Lorde


White Girls by Hilton Als


Brit(ish) by Afua Hirsch


Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga


The Good Immigrant, edited by Nikesh Shukla

Watch and listen



Angela Davis on intersectional anti-racism (via Roshni Goyate)


The Color of Fear, directed by Lee Mun Wah (1994) https://vimeo.com/127289854


1619 by The New York Times


Code Switch by NPR


Film - I am Not Your Negro by James Baldwin

People and organisations to follow




Shaun King


Entry Level Activist




Color Of Change


Equal Justice Initiative


We the Urban


Munroe Bergdorf


Mona Chalabi


Asai Takeaway


Inquest Org




Lee Merrit (Civil Rights Lawyer)




Layla F. Saad


Rachel Elizabeth Cargle


Check Your Privilege


Rachel Ricketts


The Great Unlearn


Reni Eddo-Lodge


Ibram X. Kendi



Guides and tools



How to protest safely during a pandemic (via VICE)


Five points to consider before going to a Black Lives Matter protest in London or the UK (via @VARAIDZO)


Know your rights (via @initialola on Twitter)


Tool for quickly scrubbing metadata from images and selectively blurring faces and identifiable features (via @everestpipkin Twitter)


Free flyer printing (via The Photocopy Club also here)

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