South Africa is a diverse nation with many cultures. Lets stop racism, xenophobia and police brutality locally by:
- Talking to our children about race. Silence only reinforces racism. Here is a helpful resource by The Conscious Kid:
- Understanding what is privilege – Read more
- Strive to be anti-racist on a daily basis and to continually reeducate ourselves to the lifelong task of overcoming our own country’s racist heritage.
- Join and support the Anti Racist Network South Africa
- Report local cases of police brutality for the duration of the State of Disaster, at the nearest police station, the National Service Complaints Centre on the toll-free number 0800-333-177 or to the following email addresses; email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are many organisations we can help the #BlackLivesMatter movement in the US. Here are some of them:
- The Los Angeles chapter of Black Lives Matter is currently supporting organizers, endeavoring to adopt a “People’s Budget” that reallocates police funding to communities that need it. Donate via the Black Lives Matter LA website.
- Action Bail Fund, also organized byBlack Lives Matter LA, is supported by White People 4 Black Lives. 100% of donations go directly to support bail, fees, and medical costs associated with actions. Donate here.
- The Peoples City Council Freedom Fund is another Los Angeles offering. Per the fundraiser’s GoFundMe page, “As the mayor and city council have sought to increase the LAPD’s budget during a pandemic, and as police around the country continue to kill innocent Black people, we have taken to the street to protest the funding of state sanctioned murder. This fund will be used for supplies that will keep us safe, things that will amplify our noise, transportation for protestors support for other organizations, bail relief, and other necessary resources as we fight this battle.”
- Black Visions Collective is “a Black-led, Queer and Trans centering organization whose mission is to organize powerful, connected Black communities and dismantle systems of violence…through building strategic campaigns, investing in Black leadership, and engaging in cultural and narrative organizing.” Donate via the organization’s website here.
- The Brooklyn Bail Fund is “committed to challenging the racism, inequality, and injustice of a criminal legal system and immigration and deportation regime that disproportionately target and harm low-income communities of color.” Donate here.
- Free Them All For Public Health is raising money for protesters who have been arrested in New York. Venmo: @BailOutNYCMay.
- The National Bail Out is “a Black-led and Black-centered collective of abolitionist organizers, lawyers and activists building a community-based movement to support our folks and end systems of pretrial detention and ultimately mass incarceration.” Donate here.
- Unicorn Riot is a non-profit media organization dedicated to fair, on-the-ground reporting on civil disobedience, police brutality and white supremacy. Donate here. Donate via the organization’s website.
- BLD PWR
Understand the movement by reading resources listed below
- Anti-racism resources
- Books by Black Activists
- Books: how to be actively antiracist
- Book rec: Me and White Supremacy by Layla F Saad
- Learn about unconscious bias
- Twitter thread of mental health resources for Black people
- Twitter thread on why protesters attacked Target in MN
- Being Black and LGBTQ
- Twitter thread of documentaries
- Open Yale course – African American History: From Emancipation to the Present
- ALEC Exposed
- MPLS Protests
- Report: What Does it Take to Embed a Racial Equity & Inclusion Lens?
- Twitter thread of misinformation