Murder Friends stand firmly with the Black community. The injustices, brutality and violence that is faced by them is appalling and has no place in modern society. As three white women, we have to do more to educate ourselves, speak up and take an active role in being anti-racist and we are committed to doing just that.
We’ve compiled a list of resources, educational material and donation links which will be updated regularly. If we have missed anything that you think would be of benefit, please leave a comment in the box below and we will update this post.
Justice for George Floyd – https://www.change.org/p/mayor-jacob-frey-justice-for-george-floyd
We Can’t Breathe – https://www.wecantbreathenational.org
Stand with Breonna Taylor – https://www.standwithbre.com
Justice for Tony McDale https://www.change.org/p/justice-for-tony-mcdade?use_react=false
The UK government must condemn Trump’s response to George Floyd’s murder #speakupBoris – Change.Org
Teach British children about the realities of British Imperialism and Colonialism – Change.Org
This link is a great place to start: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co
National Helpline for Black Canadian Youth and families: blackyouth.ca
Want to learn about systemic racism?
Race Forward have a video series on systemic racism which can be found here:
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race – Reni Eddo-Lodge
Heavy: An American Memoir – Kiese Laymon
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism – Robin Diangelo
The Skin We’re In – Desmond Cole
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness – Michelle Alexander
Black Canadians: History, Experiences and Social Conditions – Joseph Mensah
Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches – Audre Lorde
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
So You Want to Talk about Race – Ijeoma Oluo
How to Be an Antiracist – Ibram X. Kendi
Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates
Parents, caregivers and guardians, here is a link to Town and Country Magazine which has a list of over thirty books which could help educate children (up to teens) about race: https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/arts-and-culture/g32743703/how-to-talk-to-kids-about-racism-books/
What to watch
13th – Netflix
When They See Us – Netflix
Whose Streets? – Hulu
LA 92 – Netflix
What Happened, Miss Simone – Netflix
Teach Us All – Netflix
The Hate U Give – Amazon Prime
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson – Netflix
Just Mercy – Amazon Prime
Say Your Mind Podcast
About Race Podcast
Witness History: Witness Black History
The Receipts Podcast
In the US:
George Floyd Memorial Fund – https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd
The Loveland Foundation – https://thelovelandfoundation.org
Canadian Civil Liberties Association: https://ccla.org
Covid-19 Black Emergency Support Fund – gofundme.com/f/black-emergency-support-fund
In the UK:
This article from The Stylist has a great list of UK anti-racism charities that you can donate to: https://www.stylist.co.uk/life/uk-anti-racism-charities-black-lives-matter-how-to-donate/395365
This video by Zoe Amira donates the ad revenue to protester bail funds, family funerals and advocacy. Don’t skip the ads and read the pinned comment if you want to play it multiple times.
In the UK? Write to your local MP.
You can find your local MP through this link.
Diversify your social media feeds, take active steps to educate yourself, look into the backgrounds of the companies you purchase goods and services from, be critical of the media you consume, do the work.
Good Housekeeping – https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/uk/lifestyle/editors-choice-book-reviews/g32741990/black-lives-matter-books-learning/
The Guardian – https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2020/jun/03/do-the-work-an-anti-racist-reading-list-layla-f-saad
Oxfam GB – https://www.instagram.com/oxfamgb/
Glamour Magazine – https://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/gallery/black-lives-matter-anti-racism-resources