BLACK LIVES MATTER

Somewhere Over The Rainblog is a creative space that celebrates the power of language and its ability to change the world. In recent weeks, the Black Lives Matter movement has inspired millions, demonstrating the power of language and peaceful protest. I understand that as a white person I will NEVER understand the pain and anger felt by POC in our world today. I am aware that I need to be proactively practicing anti-racism behaviours and actions. In this case, the worst possible thing to do is to remain silent. However, by continuing to educate myself on these issues, by signing petitions and by donating to organisations such as Black Lives Matter, I CAN be an ally to those suffering right now. I urge you to do the same.

EDUCATE

  1. Black Lives Matter https://blacklivesmatter.com
  2. What Is White Privilege, Really? by Cory Collins of Teaching Tolerance https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/fall-2018/what-is-white-privilege-really
  3. A Guide To Allyship https://guidetoallyship.com/#why-this-was-created
  4. Guidelines For Being Strong White Allies by Paul Kivel https://www.racialequitytools.org/resourcefiles/kivel3.pdf
  5. 75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice by Corinne Shutack https://medium.com/equality-includes-you/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-justice-f2d18b0e0234
  6. Anti-Racism Resources For White People https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/1BRlF2_zhNe86SGgHa6-VlBO-QgirITwCTugSfKie5Fs/mobilebasic
  7. IG: George Floyd: How can I help from the UK? by @das.penman https://www.instagram.com/p/CAu_buhH5lD/
  8. IG: 10 Steps To Non-Optical Allyship by @mireillecharper https://www.instagram.com/p/CA04VKDAyjb/
  9. IG: Transform Allyship into Action: A Toolkit for Non-Black People https://www.instagram.com/p/CA09srxF1Fg/
  10. Twitter Thread: U.K. based charities, organisations and platforms whose work aims to eradicate racial injustice in order to highlight them across our social media by @BlackBalladUK https://twitter.com/BlackBalladUK/status/1267034356444430337

DONATE

  1. Black Lives Matter https://blacklivesmatter.com
  2. The Bail Project https://bailproject.org
  3. Stand Up To Racism UK https://www.standuptoracism.org.uk
  4. Campaign Zero https://www.joincampaignzero.org/#vision
  5. Reclaim the Block https://secure.everyaction.com/zae4prEeKESHBy0MKXTIcQ2

SIGN

  1. Justice For George Floyd https://www.change.org/p/mayor-jacob-frey-justice-for-george-floyd
  2. Justice For Ahmaud Arbery https://www.change.org/p/district-attorney-tom-durden-justice-for-ahmaud-arbery-i-run-with-maud?signed=true
  3. Justice For Belly Mujinga https://www.change.org/p/govia-thameslink-justice-for-belly-mujinga-justiceforbellymujinga?utm_content=cl_sharecopy_22128388_en-GB%3Av1&recruited_by_id=2b2b0700-a1c9-11ea-b32e-29e86ebe33c3&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_initial&utm_term=psf_combo_share_initial
  4. Suspend UK export of tear gas, rubber bullets and riot shields to USA https://www.change.org/p/suspend-uk-export-of-tear-gas-rubber-bullets-and-riot-shields-to-usa?signed=true
  5. Anti-Racism Education to be Compulsory in U​K Schools https://www.change.org/p/secretary-of-state-education-anti-racism-education-to-be-compulsory-in-u-k-schools-c27ddfe2-0ae9-4d7f-b168-f23ef32200f8?original_footer_petition_id=22587575&algorithm=promoted&source_location=petition_footer&grid_position=10&pt=AVBldGl0aW9uAHiPWAEAAAAAXtozp5FmisA0MGIyODA3Mg%3D%3

Supporting the Black Lives Matter movement on social media is not enough.

It requires conversation.

It requires education.

It requires action.

Somewhere Over The Rainblog will continue to speak out against injustice and racial discrimination.

Please feel free to share any other resources that are not included in this list by emailing somewhereovertherainblog@gmail.com.

Thankyou

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