Sign petitions, educate yourselves, write to your MP, donate, and help to make sure that the conversation doesn’t stop. In this article, we have some resources that you can utilise.
Sign petitions, educate yourselves, write to your MP, donate, and help to make sure that the conversation doesn’t stop until we see real change. In this article, we have some resources that you can utilise.
Start a reading list, we would recommend some of the following.
There are articles out there, which you can check out here and some inspiring Twitter threads here. You could also consider reading other fiction or non-fiction books penned by Black authors. Huffington Post showcases 50 Amazing Books by Black authors From The Past 5 Years. There are some inspiring twitter threads too.
If you are able to support independent bookshops during the Covid-19 crisis, here is a great list of some based in Bristol/Bath that can deliver these titles throughout the UK:
Create a watch list
Below are some programmes that you can start with – if you have any more please let us know so that we can update this.
Listen to podcasts
There are lots of videos on YouTube that you can check out.
Below are links to some petitions that you may want to sign.
Justice for George Floyd
Raise the Degree (George Floyd)
The Minneapolis Police Officers to be charged for murder after killing innocent black man
Battling Racism by updating GCSE reading lists
Black British History is British History
The UK government must condemn Trump's response to George Floyd's murder
Suspend UK Export of tear gas, rubber bullets and riot shields to USA
Justice for Breonna Taylor
Justice for Elijah McClain
Express your anger and demand change. There is a template letter calling for the Government to make black history mandatory in the national curriculum here and a letter here, which calls to suspend the sale of tear gas, riot shields, and rubber bullets to the USA, where they are being used against peaceful protestors who are asking only for their civil rights and humanity to be respected.
Click here, to find out who your local MP is and to get their contact details.
Black Lives Matter has curated a list of donation platforms for victims and protestors, which you can view here.
Make sure that if you are donating that you are choosing registered organisations, we have put some below.
We would like to remind to look after yourselves and use all of the wellbeing services available to you.