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I understand that I could not begin to understand the immense pain that the black community is facing around the globe right now and always. I am reflecting on how I can be a better ally for the black community as I am sure many of us are right now, equally as a brand we are striving to be as inclusive as we possibly can be by educating ourselves on how to effectively support the black community moving forward.
The Black Lives Matter movement is as important now as it always has been, and we have the chance to end this now. I have compiled a list of resources I have found useful, but I encourage you all to do your own research too. *some links have been shortened to be optimized for mobile*
Donate, educate, sign petitions, and understand that we are privileged.
You can donate with no money!
The following videos are generating revenue through AdSense, this will be donated to the associations that offer protester bail funds, help pay for family funerals, and advocacy listed in the descriptions.
Cindy Marshall - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQ-HRJvabR4
Dani and Emmyn - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slbNdBuQzKw
A few places to donate to financially if you can
Victim’s Funds - https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/#victims
Black Visions Collective - https://www.blackvisionsmn.org/
Black Lives Matter - https://blacklivesmatter.com/
Campaign Zero - https://www.joincampaignzero.org/
How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion | Peggy McIntosh | TEDxTimberlaneSchools - https://rebrand.ly/wg8b2cl
Let's get to the root of racial injustice | Megan Ming Francis | TEDxRainier - https://rebrand.ly/j46d40z
How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them | Verna Myers | TEDxBeaconStreet - https://rebrand.ly/3i1l4p4
How we’re priming some kids for college – and others for prison | Alice Goffman | TED2015 - https://rebrand.ly/8fr04nz
Black Feminism & the Movement for Black Lives | Barbara Smith, Reina Gossett, Charlene Carruthers - https://rebrand.ly/921r1ii
Netflix series -
Explained: The Racial Wealth Gap -https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80216752
Time: The Kalief Browder Story - https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80187052
When They See Us - https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80200549
Who Killed Malcolm X - https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80217478
The Death and Life of Marsha P Johnson - https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80189623
Dear White People - https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80095698
Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race | Reni Eddo-Lodge - https://rebrand.ly/ay9qxi5
Me and White Supremacy: How to Recognise Your Privilege, Combat Racism and Change the World | Layla Saad - https://rebrand.ly/xicrmr6
The Autobiography of Malcolm X – https://rebrand.ly/12my71g
They Can’t Kill Us All | Wesley Lowery - https://rebrand.ly/cl4wjcr
I Can’t Breathe: The Killing that Started a Movement | Matt Taibbi - https://rebrand.ly/9e37c
This document has a list of petitions you can sign in order to help the Black Lives Matter Movement
Only if you can, if you are ill do not attend any peaceful protest, COVID-19 is still rampant. Social distancing is still in place and ENSURE you wear a mask. The following link will outline the peaceful protests happening in the UK this week.
Here is Rebekah Bastian’s article about what Black Americans would like their white friends to know
How to write to your MP - “It may feel like a drop in the ocean right now, but remember that exercising your right to hold your political representative to account is one of the quickest and most influential ways to make your voice heard and ignite meaningful change. And change cannot happen without pressure.” – Ali Patony - https://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/article/how-to-write-to-your-mp-uk