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.

Donate to:

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):

Justice for George Floyd

Battle racism by updating GCSE reading lists

Justice for Belly Mujinga

Suspend UK export of tear gas, rubber bullets and riot shields to USA

Introduce mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting

Actions:

Sign up, follow and/or donate to Black Lives Matter, the global organisation building power to bring justice, healing, and freedom to Black people across the globe. Click here to visit the website

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:

Gal-dem – an online and print publication committed to sharing perspectives from women and non-binary people of colour – support Gal-dem by signing up to their membership

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

Recommended reading:

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

Natives: Race & Class in the Ruins of the Empire – Akala

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism – Robin Diangelo

How to be an Antiracist – Ibram X. Kendi

Links / Further Reading (click each one to access):

Petitions to Sign (Black Lives Matter)

How to protest safely during a pandemic (Vice)

A list of resources supporting the Black Lives Matter movement (It’s Nice That)

16 organisations that are bailing out protestors (Variety)

75 things white people can do for racial justice (Medium)

We continue to listen and welcome suggestions to educate ourselves and others in issues on race and equality. If there is anything you would like to suggest or recommend, please contact info@onecity.london.

Credits:

Twitter: @ObiomaUgoala

Vice

The Independent

It’s Nice That

Twitter: @MireilleCHarper

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