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Black Lives Matter – resources to educate

Artwork by Sacrée Frangine

Whilst our Instagram feeds flooded with black squares on #BlackOutTuesday the team and I spent some time reading, listening, learning and sitting in the uncomfortable feeling that we must embrace to move towards change.

We found some incredible resources, activists, artists and all-round inspiring content and I will use my platform to share these #AmplifyMelanatedVoices. Please take some time to explore this list, it is by no means exhaustive, but it is somewhere to start your own journey, in unlearning unconscious bias and acknowledging that simply not being racist, is not enough. We must be better allies and learn to be anti-racist, once and for all.

Activists, campaigners and prominent Black voices:

Please remember it is your responsibility to educate yourself. So follow, listen and support these brilliant people, but do not expect them to answer your 1:1 questions or messages. Take the time to read their content and listen and learn over time.

Listen:

Reading:

  • Women, Race and Class, Angela Y. Davis
  • A Black Women’s History of the United States, Daina Ramey Berry, Kali Nicole Gross
  • Why I’m No Longer Speaking To White People About Race, Reni Eddo-Lodge. Reni is asking that anyone who purchases or borrows her book right now to donate the purchase price to the Minnesota Freedom Fund and to also buy the book from your local bookstore and support them during the pandemic!
  • Spend some time on the Black Lives Matter site, it’s filled with resources
  • A list of resources compiled by a friend

Watch:

Take action:

Please share these resources and prompt conversations with your friends and family #BlackLivesMatter


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