10th June 2020

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Some Good Resources on: Anti-Racism

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TThe Black Lives Matter protests taking place across the world have brought attention to the fact that we have not done enough to challenge racism.

There are many sources providing people with information on how to donate, books to read, things to watch. We have compiled this document in order to help us become effective allies within this protest. It is our responsibility to educate ourselves.

We are determined to do better, to expand our community and create a space where all voices are heard. We must hold ourselves and our communities accountable.

Write to your MP:
You can find out who your MP is here.

Please note, we did not write these templates. Remember to tweak the template, so it is not flagged as spam.

This email template addresses:
1. The suspension of UK sales of tear gas, riot shields, and rubber bullets to the US.

2. An official UK government statement condemning President Trump’s use of force against his own citizens, and the threats of violence he has distributed via Twitter.

3. An urgent response to the recently-published report about how BAME communities have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 in the U.K.
The template is found here. 

This email template addresses:
4. Pressure the government to change the UK’s national curriculum – to include Black lived experiences and contributions throughout history.
The template is found here. 

This email template addresses:
5. Pressurise to the government about reinvestigating Shukri Abdi’s case.
The template is found here. 

This email template addresses:
6. Justice of Belly Mujinga, mother, wife and ticket officer who died of Covid-19 after being spat on by a man who claimed to have the virus. Email your MP and the British Transport Police Authority.
The template is found here. 

Anti-racist charities, funds and organisations

  • Black Lives Matter is a global organisation in the US, UK, and Canada, who fight to end State-sanctioned violence, liberate Black people, and end white supremacy forever.
  • Stand Against Racism and Inequality  SARI provides support for victims of any type of hate crime including racist, faith-based, disablist, homophobic, transphobic, age-based or gender-based, based in the UK.
  • Show Racism the Red Card provides educational workshops, training sessions, multimedia packages, and a whole host of other resources, all with the purpose of tackling racism in society.
  • Stop Hate UK challenges all forms of hate crime and discrimination, based on any aspect of an individual’s identity.
  • Stand Up to Racism is a national, broad based campaign set up to combat the rise of racism.
  • Runnymede – is the UK’s leading independent race equality think tank.
  •  The Black Curriculum – A social enterprise committed to the teaching and support of Black History all year round.
  • Belly MujingaFund and Petition.

“The Black Curriculum, like the rest of the world, has watched the sustained, horrific events of the last few weeks in the UK and US and the subsequent civil protests.
These, alongside the stark socio-economic inequalities exposed by Covid19 that have impacted Black people across the UK, have moved us to amplify our existing campaign, #TBH365 (Teach Black History 365).
Our campaign is focused on changing the UK’s national curriculum - to include Black lived experiences and contributions throughout history.” 

From The Black Curriculum

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Remember, this is a movement, not a moment. 

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Jimmy Sandison

Jimmy Sandison is passionate about the climate, food sustainability, design, craft and equality, which makes her quite a good fit as the editor of Some Good Ideas.

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