How can i help in the fight for racial equality?
After the event's of the past week, the team at Women Connect felt as though it was extremely important to highlight all the ways we can help in the fight for justice and racial equality. Please have a look at ways you can take action below:
Donate to these causes:
Black Lives Matter UK (BLMUK) BLMUK is a coalition of black activists and organisers across the UK. They are guided by a commitment to dismantle imperialism, capitalism, white-supremacy, patriarchy and the state structures that disproportionately harm black and brown people in Britain and around the world.
Black Minds Matter UK Black Minds Matter UK’s aim is to link as many black individuals and families in the UK with certified, professional, black practitioners for sessions as soon as possible in light of everything going on. Their aim is to use the money raised to pay in full for therapy sessions for those in need.
Southhall Black Sisters Southall Black Sisters is a leading organisation for black and minority women and girls in the UK. They are committed to the principles of equality and justice for all, but especially abused black and minority women who are one of the most marginalised groups in our society.
Stand Against Racism & Inequality SARI is a service user/community-oriented agency that provides support and advice to victims of hate, and promotes equality and good relations between people with protected characteristics as defined by law.
Runnymede Trust UK think-tank aiming to challenge inequality in Britain – publishes research and is entirely funded by donations.
Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust Educational charity trying to change the life chances of young black people.
Equal Justice Initiative EJI is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the U.S., challenging racial and economic injustice, and protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
Loveland Foundation The Loveland Foundation aims to bring opportunity and healing to communities of color, and especially to Black women and girls. Through fellowships, residency programs, listening tours, and more, they contribute to both the empowerment and the liberation of Black communities.
The Movement for Black Lives Fund The Movement for Black Lives Fund supports Black-led rapid response efforts and long-term strategy, policy and infrastructure investments in the movement ecosystem.
Sign these petitions:
Read these books:
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Renni Eddo-Lodge:
White Fragility: Why it's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin Diangelo
Utilise these resources:
“In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.” - Angela Y. Davis
Lots of love,