Updated: Jun 9, 2020
Yesterday I had the absolute honour of hosting the Black Lives Matter LDN Virtual Protest via Zoom and Facebook Live
We broadcast to over 12 thousand people across the world and shared what was, as Apollo from Black Lives Matter LDN said, a moment becoming a movement.
Most importantly you joined us and made it worthwhile. Let's keep it worthwhile... Here's how.
DONATE. EDUCATE. CREATE CHANGE 🖤🔥🔥
Together, our voices will be heard. Black Lives do, have, and always will Matter.
DONATE UK BLM FUND https://www.gofundme.com/f/ukblm-fund GREEN AND BLACK CROSS https://greenandblackcross.org/get-involved/donate/ JUSTICE FOR BELLY MUJINGA https://www.gofundme.com/f/rip-belly-mujinga/donate STEPHEN LAWRENCE CHARITABLE TRUST https://www.stephenlawrence.org.uk/support-us/donate/
MAMA YOUTH PROJECT
https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/MYP-COVID-HARDSHIP-FUND-2020?success=true&fbclid=IwAR24Gp_MwwKIeKUlL5MfV_E4GBF7Tnv6r-MyvPTyaKkNF5na2Iia1KSHUpk EDUCATE Why I’m no longer talking to White People about Race - Reni Eddo-Lodge https://www.amazon.co.uk/Longer-Talking-White-People-About/dp/1408870584/ Me and White supremacy - Layla F Saad https://www.amazon.co.uk/Me-White-Supremacy-Recognise-Privilege/dp/1529405106/ How To Be An Anti-Racist - Ibram X. Kendi https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-to-Be-an-Antiracist/dp/B07W81KR3S/ Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire - Akala https://www.amazon.co.uk/Natives-Class-Empire-Sunday-Bestseller/dp/1473661234/ So you want to talk about race - Ijeoma Oulo https://www.amazon.co.uk/You-Want-Talk-About-Race/dp/1541647432/ LISTEN (podcasts) Pod Save The People https://crooked.com/podcast-series/pod-save-the-people/ We Need To Talk About The British Empire https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/We-Need-to-Talk-About-the-British-Empire-Audiobook/B081581253 1619 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/23/podcasts/1619-podcast.html The Echo Chamber https://open.spotify.com/show/61NN9bklzhHZs5YvR0jyoT?si=msFar6lsQpGN_0aNy98Ccg Good Ancestor http://laylafsaad.com/good-ancestor-podcast WATCH 13TH (Available on Netflix) Ava DuVernay’s 2016 documentary 13th provides an in-depth look at the prison system in the Unites States and how it reveals the nation’s history of racial inequality. DEAR WHITE PEOPLE (Available on Netflix) Based on the acclaimed film of the same name, this Netflix-original series follows a group of students of colour at Winchester University, a predominantly white Ivy League college. I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO (Available to rent on Amazon) I Am Not Your Negro is an Oscar nominated, BAFTA award winning 2016 documentary film directed by Raoul Peck, based on James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript Remember This House. WHEN THEY SEE US (Available on Netflix) When They See Us is a 2019 American drama web television miniseries created, co-written, and directed by Ava DuVernay for Netflix. It is based on events of the 1989 Central Park jogger case and explores the lives and families of five black boys who were falsely accused then prosecuted on charges related to the rape and assault of a woman in Central Park, New York City. THE HATE U GIVE (Available on Sky, Now TV) The Hate U Give is a 2018 American film based on the 2017 young adult novel of the same name by Angie Thomas. The story follows Starr Carter, an African-American teenager, who faces pressure from various communities and tries to stand up for what is right after she witnesses the shooting of her best friend by the police. CREATE CHANGE JUSTICE FOR BELLY MUJINGA https://www.change.org/p/govia-thameslink-justice-for-belly-mujinga JUSTICE FOR GEORGE FLOYD https://www.change.org/p/hennepin-county-attorney-mike-freeman-prosecute-the-murderers-who-killed-george-floyd Justice for Breonna Taylor https://www.change.org/p/andy-beshear-justice-for-breonna-taylor Justice for Ahmaud Arbery https://www.gofundme.com/f/i-run-with-maud Battle Racism by updating GCSE reading lists https://www.change.org/p/department-of-education-battle-racism-by-updating-reading-lists-at-gcse Current UK English GCSE reading lists do very little to reflect our current society. With recent events in America (the murder of George Floyd by a police officer), it’s important that we look closer to home to learn from these acts of horror, and how we can lead by example to be the change we want to see, so we can prevent these events from happening again. Education is massively important, and school is where minds are opened and where we should grasp the opportunity to teach students about diversity and our current society, including the injustices. By signing the petition you can help to to get Good Immigrant (Nikesh Shukla) and Why I’m No longer Talking to White People About Race (Reni Eddo-Lodge), onto the GCSE reading list, to teach students about the realities of race in the UK. Suspend UK arms exports to the US https://www.change.org/p/suspend-uk-export-of-tear-gas-rubber-bullets-and-riot-shields-to-usa?source_location=petitions_browse