Black Lives Matter: Support, Donate, Educate.
The protests against police brutality and the recent unjust murder of George Floyd have encouraged millions to take action toward dismantling both overtly and subtly racist ideologies and policies entrenched in everyday life. This action can take different forms, including protesting, listening, learning, educating and, of course, donating.
If you’re unsure on the best place to donate, then you can split your donation between 70+ funds, organisations and initiatives that support the Black Lives Matter cause.
The horrific events unfolding in the U following the unjust death of George Floyd have led to an international dialogue on how we can battle racism. We believe it’s vital to support those who are helping to encourage the understanding of black lives and black people’s stories, including publishers that enable their telling.
At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, a crisis crowdfunding campaign called Inclusive Indies was set up to prevent the loss of independent, inclusive publishers. With just 4 days to go, and a target of £150,000, we’d like you to donate what you would spend on a book, to this campaign.
We need to help diversity-led independent publishers tell more stories!
“We are stronger when we work together.”
Battle racism by updating GCSE reading lists!
“With recent events in America (the murder of George Floyd by a police officer), we need to look closer to home on how we can learn from these acts of horror, and how we can lead by example to be the change we want to see, so we can prevent these events from happening again.
“Education is where it starts. Although you can have debates and go on marches in the hope of battling closed minds, school is where minds are opened and where we should grasp the opportunity to teach students about diversity and our current society, including the injustices.”
The petition proposes the inclusion of the following books be added to the GCSE reading lists:
-‘The Good Immigrant’ by Nikesh Shukla
-‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race’ by Reni Eddo-Lodge
“These two books wouldn’t only contribute diversity to the current GCSE reading lists, they would also highlight our current society’s diversity, inequalities and opportunities for change. Highlighting this to young adults will hopefully ignite a desire to be part of the change and also stamp out ignorance towards diversity.”