If you’re interested to know how you can support black activism and anti-racism from the UK, find below some resources and general advice.
Stand up to Racism – an organisation that brings people together to build solidarity with refugees and confront racism, islamophobia and antisemitism, with local groups
Stop Hate UK – one of the leading national organisations working to challenge all forms of Hate Crime and discrimination
Act Blue – paying towards local bail funds in the US to support and protect the protestors who have been arrested and need to pay bail to avoid imprisonment
Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust – a charity working with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to inspire and enable them to succeed, named after Stephen Lawrence, an 18-year-old murdered in a racist attack in in 1993
Runnymede – the UK’s leading independent race equality thinktank
Petitions (click each one to sign):
Write to your MP – make your stance on racism, discrimination and police brutality known. Remember that your MP is there to represent your voice in parliament. Click here to find out how to contact your MP
Start your long-term strategy – think about opportunities to continue to donate, volunteer and actively tackle anti-racism in the long term.
If you are considering protesting, please practise safety and caution during the pandemic – click here for advice.
Follow and support:
The Great Unlearn (Rachel Cargle) – an activist and writer providing resources and critical discourse to aid in unlearning
Black Thrive – a partnership based in Lambeth, home to the UK’s largest black community, working to reduce the inequality and injustices experienced by Black people
Operation Black Vote – ensuring we have greater racial justice and equality throughout the UK
Shades of Noir – a programme that creates opportunities for marginalised groups and contributes to universities’ work around race equality
#Merky Books – a publishing imprint founded by Stormzy focused on publishing a new generation of voices
Brit(ish) – Afua Hirsch
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race – Reni Eddo-Lodge
Black and British: A Forgotten History – David Olusoga
The Good Immigrant – Nikesh Shukla
How to Argue with a Racist: History, Science, Race and Reality – Adam Rutherford
How to be an Antiracist – Ibram X. Kendi
Links / Further Reading (click each one to access):
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