BLACK LIVES MATTER

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

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.

COLOR OF CHANGE

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

Black Lives Matter

The Bail Project

The Liberty Fund

Reclaim the Block

I Run With Maud

Campaign Zero

Unicorn Riot

American Civil Liberties Union

Stand Up To Racism UK

Petitions to sign

Justice for George Floyd

Justice for Ahmaud Arbery

Justice for Belly Mujinga

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

Entry Level Activist

Gal-dem

Color Of Change

Equal Justice Initiative

We the Urban

Munroe Bergdorf

Mona Chalabi

Asai Takeaway

Inquest Org

BlackVisions

Lee Merrit (Civil Rights Lawyer)

NO WHITE SAVIORS

Layla F. Saad

Rachel Elizabeth Cargle

Check Your Privilege

Rachel Ricketts

The Great Unlearn

Reni Eddo-Lodge

Ibram X. Kendi

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)

 


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