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Black lives matter, and learning resources

Black Lives Matter, and learning resources

This section is a hub for the Black Lives Matter Movements in the UK, and US.

Black Lives Matter Movement (UK)
"The Black Lives Matters Movement website (not connected to BLMUK) was set up in July 2016 following the racist police killing of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile in the US. WE do not claim to speak for anyone but ourselves – concerned activists that fighting for racial and social justice in the UK."
Black Lives Matter Movement | UK

Black Voices Matter (UK)
Our aim is to amplify the voices of black people the unheard and those living in pain with racial trauma that are suffering in silence, afraid to speak out due to the structural, systematic racism, oppression and inequality.
Black Voices Matter | UK

Black Lives Matter Movement (US)
"#BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives."
Black Lives Matter Movement | US

Learning resources

Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources | US | A Stamborski, N Zimmermann, B Gregory
This is a working document for scaffolding anti-racism resources. The goal is to facilitate growth for white folks to become allies, and eventually accomplices for anti-racist work. These resources have been ordered in an attempt to make them more accessible.
Resources for Accountability and Actions for Black Lives | US | Compiled by Carlisa Johnson
This is a live document updated daily as more resources and information becomes available.
Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Education Resources: UK Organisations | UCL Institute of Education
Details of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) education resources (UK) by UCL Institute of Education
A coalition of Race Equality Organisations (CORE) | UK | ROTA
CORE (formerly the Coalition of BME VCS organisations) brings together many of the UK's leading black and minority ethnic voluntary and community organisations for the promotion of race equality.

Related internal links to other parts of this website

Racism and gay men | MEN R US
Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic LGBT+ organisations | MEN R US
How to be an ally | MEN R US
The word is out | MEN R US


Young British and Black | The Guardian | 29 Jul 2020
The voices behind the UK’s anti-racism protests

An ongoing anti-racist reading list for non-Black allies | i-D | 4 Jun 2020
Educate yourself about structural racism and white privilege, starting with these 7 essential texts

Road rage, stop and search and vehicle stereotypes: why cars drive so much racism | The Conversation | 12 Aug 2020
 How racist is Britain today? What the evidence tells us | The Conversation | 1 Jul 2020
 Top director Steve McQueen attacks racism in British film and TV industry | The Guardian | 20 Jun 2020
32 pictures that show what white privilege looks like | BuzzFeed | US | 11 Jun 2020
 A letter to Roy. He’s the black guy in my pictures | US | Scot Lloyd | 11 Jun 2020
 An ongoing anti-racist reading list for non-Black allies | i-D | 4 June 2020

Ethnicity facts and figures | GOV.UK

What's changed? Newsbeat explored Black Lives Matter UK protests in 2016 | Nesta McGregor | BBC Newsbeat | 8 Jul 2020 | 31m 45s
 Black Lives Matter: What is systemic racism? Kids’ questions answered | BBC | 9 Jul 2020 | 3m 56s
 What is Black radicalism with Kehinde Andrews | Novara Media | 16 Jun 2020 | 1h 2m 49m
 Akala deconstructs race, class, and Britain's modern myths | Joe Unfiltered | 21 May 2020 | 1h 4m 6s

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