How we can show solidarity with black communities and protestors
As a publication that exists because of and benefits from black culture, we stand in solidarity with George Floyd and those fighting against racial injustice in both the US and across the world.
It’s time for us to step up and take responsibility, to educate ourselves and actively participate in anti-racism work, to understand our own white privilege, to stand up for our peers and call out systemic injustices.
We still have plenty more work to do at Ransom Note to ensure we are supporting and providing an equal and inclusive space for POCs, using our platform to amplify their voices.
We’ve collated some of the helpful resources, petitions, links and reading materials we’ve seen shared across social media by others. We do not claim any responsibility for the creation of these resources – we are just circulating those that we’ve seen online and found helpful.
This is by no means a comprehensive list, and we’d welcome any feedback on other links/resources that can be added to this article. We will continue to update this.
For any other websites who wish to use them, we have produced ad banners for causes to donate to. Please find them linked HERE. There are many more funds you can donate to, some of which are listed below.
WHERE TO DONATE
Compiled by @botanicaldyke: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/0/d/1ZIvDZpHqvNZkf8dGFXVjfk-Wq0Y9FTG410NJbH_8K8M/htmlview
this is one way i know how to be useful. I put together this document with orgs in the US and Canada you can give to, a brief explainer on bail + bail funds, and some educational tools. https://t.co/n2c7QwbQTW
— naakita feldman-kiss (@naakitafk) May 31, 2020
PETITIONS TO SIGN
HELPFUL RESOURCES / ARTICLE AND BOOK LISTS
We’re all angry about George Floyd.
So, want to know what you can ACTUALLY do to help?
Where to donate? How to organise protests? How to stay safe around police? Where black people can find free therapy? What to read to educate yourself?
Here’s how you can make a difference: pic.twitter.com/NzkW34f2tI
— Elle Osili-Wood (@ElleOsiliWood) May 29, 2020
UK letter templates and resources created by Ellen and Aileen.
White friends: what are you going to do this weekend to deepen your anti-racism education? What books, films, podcasts, articles, and sites will you dive into? It’s on us to educate ourselves.
Here are some anti-racism resources: https://t.co/c9EPWrQwqc
— Alyssa Klein (@dj_diabeatic) May 30, 2020
A guide to Allyship – via multiple sources including Black Lives Matter
Protests taking place in London
Advice on attending protests during the Covid-19 pandemic
Organising your own protest – via Elle Osili Wood
Accounts to follow
The below accounts via Munroe Bergforf.
We want to keep this article updated regularly – if there are any helpful links or lists you want to share with us, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org