How to Support Black Lives Matter in the UK. Comprehensive list of suggestions by Perkin Amalara.
https://charitysowhite.org/covid19 A grassroots campaign that aims to tackle the issue of institutional racism in the charity sector.
”White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh.
“How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion” | Peggy McIntosh at TEDxTimberlaneSchools (18:26)
The Combahee River Collective Statement Statement on Black feminism.
Anti Racism Resources (mainly United States links) compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein.
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/coretta-scott-king-book-award-winners The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.
Practical ways to support BLM – mainly women in the UK
Email UK PM, Mayor of London, the Rail Ombudsman, Go-Ahead, the Secretary of State for Transport, the Deputy Mayor for Transport at London City Hall and MOPAC demanding justice for Belly Mujinga. The link is an automatic email generator that will open your inbox and fill in the template and email addresses for you.
Donate in memory of Belly Mujinga, who was assaulted while at work and died from COVID-19, which she allegedly contracted while at work. She left behind a family including an 11 y/o daughter: all funds will go towards supporting them.
Donate to Sistah Space, a charity providing specialist support to African- and Caribbean-heritage women and girls who are victims of domestic violence. N.B. the original fundraiser was to pay for a retreat for service users to take following lockdown, in which many most likely would have been ‘locked down’ with their abusers. Excess funds are now going towards infrastructural support for the charity.
Subscribe to Gal-Dem (or provide a one-off donation) – an online and print magazine run by women and non-binary people of colour. Its founder, Liv Little, has pledged that gal-dem’s content in the coming days and months will be focused on writing by Black people, on ways to support the Black community at this time.
“The death of Shukri Abdi: ‘she was failed when she was alive and she’s still being failed now.'” – Nino Omer. An investigative report into the death of 12 y/o Shukri Abdi, a refugee whose body was found drowned in a river in Greater Manchester in June 2019.
Email your MP demanding justice for Shukri Abdi, including for a robust accountability response to the safeguarding failures of Hazel Wood High School; an inquiry into Greater Manchester Police’s investigation into Shukri’s death; and for Shukri’s treatment in life to inform the formulation and implementation of humane policy towards asylum seekers and immigrants. Email template here.
Donate to Newham Bookshop to distribute free books on race-relations history and racial justice (including Superior – A. Saini and children’s books on racism) to those who can’t afford them. Essentially a pay it forward scheme to help people learn and access knowledge.,
Donate to the Exist Loudly Fund, to support Black queer young people in the UK with workshops, sustained mentoring opportunities, community programmes. Extra funds raised will go towards Queer Black Christmas, where queer Black people who are either homeless or whose personal circumstances are difficult, can celebrate Christmas in a safe, loving environment.
Donate to Black Cultural Archives, the only national heritage centre in the UK to document and preserve the histories of African and Caribbean people in the UK. Also provides the space for Windrush Action legal clinics.
Donate to the Free Black University, so it can establish teaching & educational delivery mechanisms (including a physical hub, an annual conference, a podcast, and publications) to distribute critical knowledge on racism and racial justice.