Artwork by @brandychieco
It feels wrong to sit here in silence. We can’t be silent about something so important.
A Weathered Penny stands in solidarity with everyone affected (not just at this time, but always).
We stand side by side with everyone in the belief that doing everything we can within our power is how we can make a real difference.
No matter how big or small, we should all use our voices and platforms in anyway we can to make a change. Continue to speak out and put an end to all forms of racism.
Standing up and speaking out is just the first step.
In this journal post we have put together some very useful resources. These include information on petitions to sign, groups to support, important literature and places to donate.
In addition to the our continuing efforts to support the cause and educate ourselves, we will be donating to several charities this week.
Words by Allison Sadler | @allison_sadler_
Petitions (Follow the links)
Raise the degree | https://cutt.ly/tyZ4HA1
Justice for George Floyd (1) | https://cutt.ly/ZyZ4Zk9
Justice for George Floyd (2) | https://cutt.ly/6yZ49hQ
#justiceforgeorgefloyd | https://cutt.ly/CyZ7qGp
Police De-escalation training, Now | https://cutt.ly/gyZ7k5q
Justice for Breonna Taylor | https://cutt.ly/3yZ7mAU
Justice for Ahmuad Arbery | https://cutt.ly/0yZ7OyJ
Justice for Sean | https://cutt.ly/jyZ7FIN
Classify White Supremacist Groups as Domestic Terrorist Organisations | https://cutt.ly/VyZ70yL
Battle Racism by Updating GCSE Reading Lists | https://cutt.ly/YyZ5hC9
Artwork by @das.penman
Layla Saad - Me and White Supremacy (See Here)
Robin Diangelo - White Fragility (See Here)
Reni Eddo-Lodge - Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People about Racism (See Here)
Ibram X. Kendi - How to Be an Antiracist (See Here)
Angela Davis - Freedom is a Constant Struggle (See Here)
IjeomaOluo - So You Want to Talk About Race (See Here)
Words by @leifshop
Places to donate (Local, international and support schemes - Follow the links)
Official George Floyd Memorial Fund | https://cutt.ly/XyZ5NsH
Black Lives Matter Global Network | https://cutt.ly/6yZ6rQg
Minnesota Freedom Fund | https://cutt.ly/hyXevir
Black Visions Collective | https://cutt.ly/kyXebIO
Campaign Zero | https://cutt.ly/7yXenFA
Unicorn Riot | https://cutt.ly/nyXeQug
The NAACP | https://cutt.ly/wyZ6gss
To Fight Racism in the UK | https://cutt.ly/syZ6vep
Reclaim the Block | https://cutt.ly/ryZ6UsD
Artwork by @irlrubyph
Enough is enough. Please continue to donate where possible, educate always and share resources.
If you know of any further petitions, literature or places to donate, please use the comment section below. Thank you.