lydiakfraser-1.jpg

EMAIL YOUR LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES

UK FRIENDS

FIND YOUR MP HERE: 
https://members.parliament.uk/members/Commons
 

FIND YOUR LOCAL COUNCILLOR HERE: 
https://www.gov.uk/find-your-local-councillors  


BULLET POINTS TO INCLUDE (full email template from Amnesty International here):

  • As my MP, I call on you to stand with the protestors in the US, the UK, and globally and work to eradicate the same structural racial injustices that plague the United Kingdom today.

  • Please write to Dominic Raab and ask him to condemn the words and actions of the President of the USA, and call for him to suspend the attack on protesters

  • Please write to the Prime Minister and ask him to denounce Trump's militarisation of the protests in the USA

  • Please write to the Home Secretary Priti Patel and ask her to make assurances that UK protesters will not be met with excessive use of force

  • Call on the government to immediately suspend licences for tear gas, riot shields and rubber bullets to the USA.

  • Please personally commit to proactively increasing your understanding of these issues and to take a stand against structural racism in your position as Member of Parliament whenever you encounter it. 

SOME THINGS TO WATCH

Cherie Huie discussing UK history - instagram.com/p/CBA42t2gMKy

Kimberly Jones discussing USA history - instagram.com/p/CA5gksAgvxJ

Cam Ig's TikTok - instagram.com/p/CA0JGPglwAN/

13th - Netflix plus free on Youtube: youtu.be/krfcq5pF8u8

The Hate U Give - film / book

When They See Us - Netflix mini-series

Noughts & Crosses - BBC series
Dear White People - 
Netflix series

SOME THINGS TO READ

Jen Winston's thread about talking to your family: instagram.com/p/CA-eKNfpmJu/

Free resources from SE London Book Club

Google Drive: tinyurl.com/blackLivesMatterReadings


Article discussing UK's history with slavery
2018 article: theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/29/slavery-abolition-compensation-when-will-britain-face-up-to-its-crimes-against-humanity

Article discussing New Zealand's racial history 
2019 article: thespinoff.co.nz/atea/20-03-2019/the-land-of-the-long-white-stain/

 

How to be an Anti-Racist Ibram X. Kendi

Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race Reni Eddo Lodge
Natives Akala

You Can't Touch My Hair Phoebe Robinson

BRIT(ish) Afua Hirsch

karolina-1.jpg

BLM - HOPEFULLY HELPFUL RESOURCES

This list is by no means exhaustive,  or affiliated with any official organisation. 

It's just hopefully a useful place to start from. Be safe x

del_photos-1.jpg