Black Lives Matter

INFORMATION FOR THE BLM MOVEMENT



A narrative that seems all too familiar, repeats itself once again. As the deadly coronavirus sweeps the globe and disproportionately affects the BIPOC community due to systemic racism. Another black person has been assassinated in broad daylight by a police officer in Minneapolis. Hundreds of thousands of people have joined demonstrations around the world to protest the brutal killing of 46-year-old George Floyd after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin used extreme force to detain Mr Floyd. This has triggered a tsunami across the globe with marches, vigils, and protests calling upon justice to the victims and systemic change to our society, all under the banner of Black Lives Matter.

Books

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
They Can’t Kill Us All by Wesley Lowery
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race
by Reni Eddo-Lodge
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Between The World And Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Your Silence Will Not Protect You by Audre Lorde
How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi

Films & Documentaries

When They See Us
13th
I Am Not Your Negro
The Central Park Five
Selma
Stop Filming Us
Strong Island
The Black Panthers
3 1/2 minutes. Ten Bullets
The “Hurricane” Carter
The Hate U Give
The Interrupters
If Beale Street Could Talk
The Death and Life of Marsha P.Johnson
Just Mercy
Fruitvale Station
Mississippi Masala
Malcom X
12 Years A Slave
Get Out

Donate to 


Official George Floyd Memorial Fund ︎︎︎

Belly Mujinga's family ︎︎︎
Including her daughter. 

The Minnesota Freedom Fund ︎︎︎
Which provides funds to pay bail
for those protesting in Minnesota. 

The Bail Project ︎︎︎
Which provides funds to pay bail for those who have been arrested during the protests. You can split your donation between the 39 bail funds (including the Philadelphia Bail Fund, the LGBTQ Freedom Fund, the Community Justice Exchange National Bail Fund Network and the Mississippi Bail Fund Collective)

National Bail Fund Network ︎︎︎
Which includes a directory of
community bail funds.



Sign Petitions


To demand justice for George Floyd, you can sign the petition here.

To demand that the police officers involved with George Floyd's death are arrested and charged with second-degree murder, you can sign the petition here.

To demand the immediate arrest of the three officers who were present at the crime, sign the petition here.

To demand justice for Belly Mujinga, the railway worker who died from coronavirus after she was spat on by a man claiming to have COVID-19, you can sign the petition here.

You can also email your MP to ask them to support further investigation into Mujinga's death. You can find the template here.

You can find your local MP's contact details (UK) here.

To demand justice for Breonna Taylor, the Black emergency medical technician who was fatally shot in her apartment by the Louisville Metro Police Department, sign the petition here.






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Photos by Clay Banks on Unsplash


Photos by Clay Banks on Unsplash