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This page is filled with information and resources, collected from people we follow and admire, on how to use your anti-racist voice.

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We have collated this page from a variety of sources and organisations, all of which are linked or credited. If you personally find anything here valuable or useful; please consider donating to those involved (you can often find patreons/venmos/paypals on their social media/websites) or think about supporting in another viable way.

 

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'We design campaigns powerful enough to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward. Until justice is real.'

Act Blue is a site that divides your donation equally amongst black trans orgs in the us. (Or you can decide yourself how it's divided.)

Since forming in 2010, StopWatch has led a wide-ranging campaign against the disproportionate use of stop and search, the increasing use of exceptional stop and search powers and the weakening of accountability mechanisms. This includes legal and policy analysis, media coverage and commentary, political advocacy, litigation, submissions to national and international organisations and community organising. 

'The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.'

'Founded in 1986, The Sentencing Project works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing policy, addressing unjust racial disparities and practices, and advocating for alternatives to incarceration.'

'This is fund for the community of Black Trans women that live in Atlanta and are sex workers and/or homeless. 

So far, we have been able to get 5 girls cell phones, gotten them hotel rooms during vulnerable times, and got 2 housing in a rooming house. This fund also covers food and necessities. Atlanta has almost no resources for Transgender women, so I took matters into my own hands.'

'UNCF’s North Star is to increase the total annual number of African American college graduates by focusing on activities that ensure more students are college-ready, enroll in college and persist to graduation.'

*EDIT* After hearing about the recent questions raised around fundraising for BLM, we suggest donating directly to your local branch of BLM to ensure your contribution is most effective.

#BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. 

'Funds donated to Campaign Zero support the analysis of policing practices across the country, research to identify effective solutions to end police violence, technical assistance to organizers leading police accountability campaigns and the development of model legislation and advocacy to end police violence nationwide. '

'The NAACP is at the forefront of the movement to build political power and ensure the wellbeing of communities of color. Underscoring the advocacy of our 2,200 local units across the country, we empower our communities to make democracy work for them.'

PROTEST

Dates and information on U.K Protests

Where?

If you do decide to attend, please go with other people and obey social distancing rules. It has also been advised to self-isolate for two weeks after attending. 

Please also search for the event before (likely on facebook or social media) for more information. 

Info on signs and chants below.

Please message us any that aren't on here!

If you’re attending a PROTEST! Great! Here’s a link with some information about Protest etiquette!

https://www.instagram.com/p/CBCDsdXjzhw/

 

If you are a white or non-black ally please let black protestors and leaders direct the chants - let’s amplify black voices!

 

Unless directed otherwise, refrain from violent/ aggressive chants. Also, don’t wear contact lenses; if contact lenses come into contact with tear gas, it seriously damages the eyes. If anyone has any specific advice for protests, please refer to our suggestion box.

Image and Words Taken from @aoc

BE SAFE. Here’s our guide on being prepared for safe protests. PLEASE READ ⬇️
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1. LOOK OUT FOR THINGS THAT DON’T SEEM RIGHT. There are increasing reports and investigations that white supremacists may be infiltrating these protests, breaking windows and destroying property. If anything seems off to you, DOCUMENT IT. Always check who is organizing.
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2. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS OF GRASSROOTS BLACK ORGANIZERS. They have been at this a long time and are disciplined in the ropes of community organizing and demonstration. It IS a discipline. Follow trusted leaders whose goal has been the focused pursuit of justice. If they just showed up, that’s a red flag.
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3. HAVE A BUDDY. Make sure someone is keeping an eye on you and check in on them.
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4. STAY SAFE and take care of each other. 💜

 
 

sign

Click on the button to sign the petition

This is a comprehensive and detailed list of everywhere to donate, sign, call and text - an amazing resource to share around!

write (uk based)

We are super grateful for a friend of Cherry, who has set up this automated system for finding out who your mp is and sending them a pre-written email. Click below to get started.

We have a selection of pre-written letters pertaining to various current issues. These letters have been proofread by a compliance officer, giving them a legal basis and a professional tone.

If you alter them slightly, it will avoid them being marked as 'Duplicates' and sent to spam.
 

https://www.writetothem.com/ is an easy way to find out who your mp is and get in touch if you would like to write your own letter.

 

These are informative and important voices that we follow on Instagram

If you digest their content, think about donating to support their work.

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educate

'Formidable Voices Live - Australia's first all BIWOC coach and healing practitioner speaker lineup created by a womxn of colour @sharynaholmes' 

By black transperson, Charles Peston; contains an amazing collecting of Black culture and history spanning across music, film, academics, activists, speeches and books.

By Rachel Cargle. 'A letter reminding modern white feminists of their relationship with black women throughout history.' Her website has amazing resources, please think of donating to her for digesting her work.

An Instagram account to 'Unpack Your Privilege to Formidable Business Framework, Courses and Coaching. A global approach to anti-racism and anti-oppression.'

'This is my carefully curated list of anti-racism + racial justice minded resources to help all hue-mans in the quest to dismantle racist patriarchy.  Reading is a helpful place to begin but the best way to address racial justice is by doing the inner work. ' 

Rachel Ricketts shop contains her webinars which are 'for diving deep, facing your discomfort + dismantling racist heteropatricarchy' 

A free website which defines and unpacks the different types of racism and oppression which exist, culturally, institutionally, and personally.

Caitlin Johnstone discusses how police brutality is an essential tool of the American government and a cornerstone of it's reality

'The Liberate and Chill* experience allows community members to engage with dynamic content and community at their own pace while also focusing on rest and wellness during this time.'

 

We recommend you purchase a book/novel (if you can) from one of these black-owned book businesses. It’s important to read black voices more than ever! Support black business! 

UK’s first black publisher, specialist bookshop and international book distributor.

Outlet for books from Africa - scholarly, literature and children’s books from the continent to the globe.

Dedicated to “creating space on the bookshelf” for diverse writers and ideas.

Inclusion-led bookshop in Brixton, London.

Literature from Caribbean and Black British Voices

books

Click on the books for a description and links to purchase them.

 

History

it is integral to understand the history and background of racism, here are some amazing resources found through people we follow.

'On this page, you will find a small sampling of U.S. laws, court decisions, and
other acts which lay some of the groundwork for constructing race as a hierarchy with white at the top.
This page also includes other resources related to understanding the construction of race and racism.'

An Instagram account to 'Unpack Your Privilege to Formidable Business Framework, Courses and Coaching. A global approach to anti-racism and anti-oppression.'

Claudia Rankine's incredibly poignant exploration of the roots of experience and identity, the normalisation of profiling people of colour, pollution of the white imagination and national mourning, linking to the black lives matter movement.

MEdia

Necessary and interesting media to consume, from films to podcasts.

Hosts Leila Day and Hana Baba start conversations and provide professionally-reported stories about what it means to be black and how we talk about blackness. Come hang out on The Stoop as we dialog about the diaspora.

From the author behind the bestselling Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, comes a podcast that takes the conversation a step further.

Featuring key voices from the last few decades of anti-racist activism, About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge looks at the recent history that lead to the politics of today, Website

A podcast for Fly girls who defy expectations and navigate the world on their own terms. A community. A philosophy. A safe space., Apple Podcasts