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Meaningful Action you Can Take

Commit to action to show your solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement and anti-racism.

There are many ways you can do this:

  • Show your support online – but be wary of overcrowding the streams with messages of support rather than using it to help amplify Black voices and share resources. ‘Clicktivism’ is a start, but should be followed through with action IRL
  • Sign petitions online that have a global (or local) reach
  • Shop at  black-owned businesses. Just some examples, but research ones in your city:
  • Contribute to a bail fund for protesters that are risking getting arrested by being on the ground, protesting, protecting vulnerable people, including Black communities, at rallies. Here are just a few options:
  • Write to your MPs! Demand that the UK stop selling gear to aid in US Police violently responding to protesters, to condemn President Trump’s use of force against citizens
  • Donate to grassroots Black-led charities, including Black Lives Matter (makes sure to check which charities are most in need of funds. Black-led charities will let you know where funds may be required)
  • Educate yourself and others on issues of racism, the difference between non-racism and anti-racism. Do the work! Don’t expect Black activists to point you in the right direction, when you can find sources everywhere to listen/read/watch. Talk to others about it and share resources
    • Books
      • White Fragility – Robin Diangelo
      • So You Want to Talk About Race – Ijeoma Olua
      • How to be an Anti-Racist – Ibram X. Kendi
      • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness – Michelle Alexander
      • The Vanishing Half – Brit Bennett
      • Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates
      • I Am Enough – Grace Byers
      • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? – Beverly Daniel Tatum
      • Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World and Become a Good Ancestor -Layla Saad
      • Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race – Reni Eddo-Lodge
      • Natives: Race & Class in the Ruins of Empire – Akala
      • The Good Immigrant – Edited by Nikesh Shukla
      • Black Listed – Jeffrey Boakye
      • Shame on Me – Tessa McWatt
    • Podcasts
      • About Race
      • Gal Dem
      • The Diversity Gap
      • Pod for the Cause
      • Black Gals Livin’
      • Witness Black History (BBC)
      • Black British History (BBC)
      • The Black Curriculum
      • We Need to Talk About the British Empire
      • Why the Windrush Scandal was no Accident
      • No Country for Young Women
      • Code Switch
      • 1619
      • Say Your Mind
      • This is Spoke
      • and many more….
    • Films/TV
      • Selma
      • I Am Not Your Negro
      • 13th
      • See You Yesterday
      • When They See Us
      • Hidden Figures
      • The Hate U Give
      • Fruitvale Station

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