This Is Your Call To Action.
Slash the silence. Challenge the system. Shout it loud: Black Lives Matter.
Now is the time for action. Now is the time to donate, to sign petitions, to stand hand-in-hand and fight to eradicate institutionalised racism.
White people must educate themselves. Read and share the work of People of Colour. Have conversations previously deemed ‘uncomfortable’. Illuminate the voices of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people.
Do more than just post a black box on your timeline.
Don’t let this become a ‘social media phase’ because this is not a trend. This is real life and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people are dying. Dying at the hands of racists, dying at the hands of the system. Suffering at the hands of those who will not speak out against racial injustice.
The following are a list of resources to help support the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people with emphasis on supporting those needing help during the current protests against racial injustice.
Places to Fund Racial Justice.
- Al Maa’uun- A nonprofit organisation committed to serving thousands of households with critical food and supplies. They have strong ties to North Minneapolis.
- The Black Immigrant Collective- An organisation supporting Black immigrants in Minnesota by amplifying and making their voices heard.
- Du Nord Riot Recovery Fund- Black-owned distillery, Du Nord Craft Spirits suffered building damage during the riots. Du Nord has established this fund to support other black and brown companies that have been similarly affected.
- Joyce Preschool- This is an emergency fund for families who have had to evacuate their homes near Lake Street, Minneapolis last week for safety resons. These families are now returning to a devastated neighbourhood where there are now no essential shops within walking distance.
- Pimento Relief Fund- This is a fund designed to provide Black businesses, without insurance relief, recover from damages caused by fires set by white supremacists during the protests.
Petitions to sign to support the Black Lives Matter movement.
The lists to follow are filled with brilliant, educational resources, turning People of Colour’s voices up and making their narrative visible.
Books to Read.
- Me and White Supremacy: How to Recognise Your Privilege, Combat Racism and Change the World by Layla F. Saad.
- I Am Not Your Baby Mother by Candice Braithwaite.
- I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a world made for whiteness by Austin Channing Brown.
- Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo.
- So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo.
Artists to follow. (Instagram @s)
Podcasts to listen to.
- About Race – Hosted by Reni Eddo-Lodge
- Code: Switch NPR
- The Nod
- Momentum: A Race Forward
- Speaking of Racism
These lists are such a small example of ways we can all help the Black Lives Matter cause.
If anyone has other petitions or funds to support, or other artists and creators to promote, please contact HUB Magazine via any of our social media platforms.
Black, Asain and Minority Ethnic People, HUB stands with you. We want to amplify your voices and share your valuable content. If you have an article you want to write, images you have taken, poetry you have written, artwork you have made, we want to publish it and help you to succeed.
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