no posts this week

In lieu of posting this week I want to make it clear that I utterly condemn the acts of the police forces in the US – and also all too frequently in my home country of the UK – in committing acts of racist violence against the Black community. If you have the means, please donate to Minnesota Freedom Fund, Reclaim the Block, Black Visions Collective and/or Northstar Health Collective. There is also a direct fund to memorialise George Floyd. If you’re like me and don’t have specific geographic ties within the US, here is a service that allows you to donate an amount and split the benefit between several bail funds throughout the US. If you also want to donate to UK-specific charities, see the list below. These are just some charities to whom you could consider giving patronage – it’s not an exhaustive list. There is only one side to take on this – it is an issue of fundamental human rights, and if we do not support the Black community, both now and on an ongoing basis, we are upholding the structures that allow racism to exist. We can’t look away.

Relevant UK Charities

Please see resources below for a doc with more charities.

Resources

Some of the lists that I’m providing are aimed at people who, like me, are not Black and want to educate themselves on how to be a better ally and to engage in anti-racist thought and action.

If anyone has any further resources or information they’d like me to include, please let me know.

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