LISTEN, LEARN, ACT, REFLECT
What does anti-racist solidarity mean:
Donate, fund or fundraise for organisations tackling racism and oppression Donate, fund or fundraise for organisations tackling racism and oppression. You can donate to support Belly Mujinga and explore the different options for organisations to support.
- George Floyd Memorial Fund - Organised by his brother
- Justice for Breonna Taylor Petition and fundraiser
- National Bail Out Fund (a bailout fund for Black mothers)
- Black Visions Collective (a Black-led queer & trans-centred organising group)
- Reclaim the Block
- North Star Health Collective
- Black Lives Matter
- Hardship fund for outsourced workers of UCL
- A hardship fund for International students
- Belly Mujinga’s Memorial Fund
- The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust
- United Friends and Families Campaign
- National Memorial Fund
- The Reach Out Project
- The 4Front Project
- Black Activists Rising Against Cuts (BARAC)
- Leading Routes
- Black Ticket Project
- COVID-19 support fund for migrants & asylum seekers
- Kids of Colour
- Sistah Space
- Support Voyage Youth
- The Black Curriculum
- The Amos Bursary
What to do now
- Educate yourself and others by reading about racism, Blackness and anti-Blackness
- Challenging harmful or violent behaviour when you see it - be an active bystander
- The Report and Support portal can be used to report incidents of racism or harassment
- Get involved in organising against racism on and off-campus
- Offer your skills to organisations, groups and people fighting against racism and oppression
- You can volunteer at your local Youth Centre
- Find your local MP and politicians here
- Justice for Belly Mujinga - Petition / Donate / Write to your MP (longer letter)
- Get used to being uncomfortable & learn how to talk sensitively about racism
- Changing and decolonising our curriculum and ways of teaching
- Treating Black peers and people of colour with the respect they deserve and acknowledging their experiences as real regardless of whether racism is overt or covert.
- Here is some advice if you witness an arrest or police violence
- Back up your words with actions - we don't need empty and generic statements about 'humanity' or 'equality'
Guidance on attending protests:
- Please only attend local protests where you can avoid public transport*
- Wear a mask, bring hand sanitiser and practice social distancing
- If you live with members with Respiratory, auto-immune or any life-threatening illnesses, then stay at home.
- Isolate for 14 days after the protest as you may be a carrier.
- Keep your distance, do not share any water or food with others
- Wear comfortable but protective clothing as it may be warm, it makes it less noticeable when travelling and difficult for police officers to identify you
- Do not photograph or film protesters who may look identifiable, protect fellow protesters
- Carry cash in hand if you must
- Leave your phone at home if possible/buy a VPN to prevent tracking/carry a brick phone
- Try not to go alone - tell a trusted friend to check in on you if you do
- Do not attend a protest if you are an International Student or have insecure immigration status
Wednesday 3 June - Hyde Park, London, 13:00.
Saturday 6 June - Parliament Square, London, 13:00.
Sunday 7 June - US Embassy, London, 14:00.
More across the UK, read here