Journal

Black Lives Matter

 

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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).⁣⁣
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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.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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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.⁣⁣

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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

 

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Literature

 

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)

 

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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

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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.

 

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