25 May 2020 George Floyd was killed during the worldwide Covid-19 lockdown.
This event sparked an outrage globally that enough is enough, that the general
public is angry and disappointed by another unnecessary racist death.
We can help win the fight against racism for standing up for those who can't stand up for themselves, petitioning our politicians and arming ourselves with knowledge. Here are a few resources to point you in the right direction, please message me with any other resources that I can add to this page so we can share information.
SOME HELPFUL LINKS:
Writing to your MP may seem daunting, but it's very easy, especially with these handy copy & paste templates:
If you have the financial means to donate, there are lots of organisations that would benefit:
How to Support Black-Owned Small Businesses – article by FinImpact
PAGES TO FOLLOW:
Black Lives Matter UK
Angela Davis - Activist
The Negro Motorist Green-Book, Victor H Green
In the segregated US of the mid-twentieth century, African-American travelers could have a hard time finding towns where they were legally allowed to stay at night and hotels, restaurants, and service stations willing to serve them. In 1936, Victor Hugo Green published the first annual volume of The Negro Motorist Green-Book, later renamed The Negro Travelers' Green Book. This facsimile of the 1940 edition brings you all the listings, articles, and advertisements aimed at the Black travelers trying to find their way across a country where they were so rarely welcome.
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, Reni Eddo-Lodge
'Every voice raised against racism chips away at its power. We can't afford to stay silent. This book is an attempt to speak'.
The book that sparked a national conversation. Exploring everything from eradicated black history to the inextricable link between class and race, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race is the essential handbook for anyone who wants to understand race relations in Britain today.
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings,
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is a 1969 autobiography describing the early years of American writer and poet Maya Angelou. The first in a seven-volume series, it is a coming-of-age story that illustrates how strength of character and a love of literature can help overcome racism and trauma.
Currently half-way listening to this audiobook, it's the version read by Maya herself and it's a real eye-opener. I guess my first impression so far is how a woman of such grace and power came from such a violent, harrowing childhood and the sad thing is that that's the norm for a lot of black people. I'm listening to this slowly as it's quite difficult at times but also deeply important. I recommend you broaden your mind and soul with this book.
Women, Race & Class,
A powerful study of the women's liberation movement in the U.S., from abolitionist days to the present, that demonstrates how it has always been hampered by the racist and classist biases of its leaders. From the widely revered and legendary political activist and scholar Angela Davis.