AS A YOUNG, INDEPENDENT BRAND, FOR ART'S SAKE WOULD NOT BE WHERE IT IS TODAY WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF BLACK CREATIVES, CULTURE, COLLEAGUES AND CUSTOMERS.
WE DO NOT CLAIM TO BE PERFECT AND WE WILL NOT ALWAYS GET IT RIGHT, BUT WE KNOW WE HAVE A DUTY TO MAKE SURE THE CHANGE STARTS WITH US. WE WILL BE DONATING 20% OF ALL SALES THIS WEEK TO BLACK LIVES MATTER AND COLOROFCHANGE.ORG. BEYOND THIS, WE WILL LOOK AT HOW WE CAN INCORPORATE MEANINGFUL CONTRIBUTIONS ALONGSIDE DONATIONS TO THE TWO NGOs WE ALREADY SUPPORT WITH EVERY PURCHASE YOU MAKE.
THE TIME IS NOW. WE ARE READY TO LEARN, UNLEARN AND SUPPORT IN WAYS THAT WE CAN.
Black Lives Matter is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on black communities by combating acts of violence, creating space for black imagination and innovation, and centering.
Colour of Change is the US’s largest online racial justice platform. they challenge injustice, hold corporate and political leaders accountable, commission research on systems of inequality and advance solutions for racial injustice that can transform our world.
WHAT ELSE CAN WE DO?
Borrowed from It's Nice That
Charities and funds
American Civil Liberties Union
Petitions to sign
Books, articles and resources to read
Anti-racism resources for white people (via Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein)
75 things white people can do for racial injustice (via Medium)
Ways to help (via Black Lives Matter)
IG: George Floyd: How can I help from the UK? (via Das Penman)
IG: 10 steps to non-optical allyship (via Mireille Harper)
IG: Transform Allyship into Action: A Toolkit for Non-Black People (via Social Justice in Medicine Coalition at USC)
Twitter Thread: UK-based charities, organisations and platforms whose work aims to eradicate racial injustice (Via Black Ballad)
Twitter Thread: Advice for companies from Sheree Atcheson, Monzo’s Head of Diversity and Inclusion (Via Sheree Atcheson)
Why I’m No longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown
Natives by Akala
Dark Days by James Baldwin
Diversify by June Sarpong
How To Be Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
Don’t Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri
White Supremacy and Me by Layla F. Saad
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
Freedom Is A Constant Struggle by Angela Davis
They Can’t Kill Us All by Wesley Lowery
Your Silence Will Not Protect You by Audre Lorde
White Girls by Hilton Als
Brit(ish) by Afua Hirsch
Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga
The Good Immigrant, edited by Nikesh Shukla
Watch and listen
Angela Davis on intersectional anti-racism (via Roshni Goyate)
The Color of Fear, directed by Lee Mun Wah (1994) https://vimeo.com/127289854
1619 by The New York Times
Code Switch by NPR
People and organisations to follow
Lee Merrit (Civil Rights Lawyer)
Guides and tools
How to protest safely during a pandemic (via VICE)
Five points to consider before going to a Black Lives Matter protest in London or the UK (via @VARAIDZO)
Know your rights (via @initialola on Twitter)
Tool for quickly scrubbing metadata from images and selectively blurring faces and identifiable features (via @everestpipkin Twitter)
Free flyer printing (via The Photocopy Club also here)