We stand in solidarity with the black lives matter movement and those fighting for justice.
There is more we can all do to stand up to injustice and challenge racism. It's on all of us.
We encourage you to take some time today to listen to and elevate black and other ethnic minority voices and start building a habit of doing so. Please share the resources we share directly from the sources we quote, and not our posts on it.
Here are some good places to start:
1. Write to your MP. You can find a template letter here.
2. Read this thread and the articles linked from NUS Black Students
here is a master thread of resources/books/important twitter threads/political education/info on protests/mental heath + self care tips that i have been gathering over the past couple days: pic.twitter.com/NjbpceJSi1— NUS Black Students (@nusBSC) June 2, 2020
3. Remember that whilst what is happening in the US is horrible, the UK is not exempt:
Non-black British folks paying attention to the US rn: if you don’t know &\or haven’t been saying these names you have some introspection & learning to do: Belly Mujinga, Naomi Hersi, Sarah Reed, Sheku Bayoh, Mark Duggan, Christopher Alder, Cynthia Jarrett, Sean Rigg, Joy Gardner— Nim Ralph (@NMRLPH) May 31, 2020
5. Read Reni Eddo-Lodge's Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race. Please respect the author's wishes and try your best to access this for free (whether by borrowing from a friend or library) and donate what you would have spent on the book to the Minnesota Freedom Fund.
There is so much more stuff that we should be reading and sharing at this time but we hope this helps you find somewhere to start.