Continuing our work
Out of respect for the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and the many who came before them, we are taking a pause with this week's posts. Pausing to give space for all of us to listen, to learn, and to act. What is clear is that there is a lot of work to do.
We wanted to share some of the ways we can do this below. For a comprehensive list please see: Anti-racist resources for white people.
A condensed recommendation, some of our personal steps we will be taking over the next few weeks, is below.
How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
The Politics of Empathy and Race from Psychology Today
13th - Netflix
We need to talk about an injustice by Bryan Stevenson
When They See Us — Netflix
I Am Not Your Negro — Available to rent or on Kanopy
Brené with Ibram X. Kendi on How to Be an Antiracist - Unlocking Us Podcast
Revolution Playlist of speeches and lectures compiled by Rachel Cargle
Unteachable Moment - This American Life Podcast
Email your MP to asking them to support Black Lives Matter, stop the sale of tear gas and rubber bullets to the US. A template is here.
Remember to personalise the letter to avoid spam filters and include your address so they can be sure you are a constituent!
If you want to find your local mp search for them here
Learn the ways we can speak up - make a commitment to fighting for racial equity and move to action by challenging racist words and actions around us. Here is a list of 6 steps to effective action.
Other ways to continue the work:
The Ant-racist educator newsletter
Different ways to donate can be found here
A list of brilliant black-owned businesses to buy from here