EMAIL YOUR LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES
FIND YOUR MP HERE:
FIND YOUR LOCAL COUNCILLOR HERE:
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
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
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
You Can't Touch My Hair Phoebe Robinson
BRIT(ish) Afua Hirsch
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
SOME MORE PEOPLE TO FOLLOW
SOME MORE AUTHORS TO READ
Octavia E. Butler