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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.

 

Remi

 

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Resources for Anti-racism

 

https://blacklivesmatter.com/resources/

 

 

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

 

Gal-dem

 

Color Of Change

 

Equal Justice Initiative

 

We the Urban

 

Munroe Bergdorf

 

Mona Chalabi

 

Asai Takeaway

 

Inquest Org

 

BlackVisions

 

Lee Merrit (Civil Rights Lawyer)

 

NO WHITE SAVIORS

 

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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