How To Help The Black Lives Matter Protests From The UK

Below is a list of ways you can support the Black Lives Matter movement from the UK. We need to educate ourselves, learn, shout, protest and get comfortable with feeling uncomfortable – and we need to do it every single day. Here’s where we can start:

What to sign

You can find a comprehensive list of petitions to sign through this google document, including US postal codes to use if you have to submit one. Here are a few key petitions to support:

  • The Minneapolis Police Officers to be charged for murder after killing an innocent black man: here.

  • #JusticeforFloyd: Demand the officers who killed George Floyd are charged with murder: here.

  • Justice for Breonna Taylor: here.

  • Justice for Belly Mujinga: here.


How to write to your MP

  • Find your MP’s contact details here.
  • Use this link if you need a template to copy (please try and switch up the wording so it does not get lost in a spam filter)


Where to donate


What to Read

  • Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging by Afua Hirsch
  • Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge (Reni has requested that you borrow a book, or buy one secondhand, and donate the money you would have spent to a Black Lives Matter charity or fundraiser.
  • How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible by Elizabeth Uviebinené and Yomi Adegoke
  • Do The Work course by Rachel Cargle.
  • Anti-Racism Resources by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein
  • Me and White Supremacy: How to Recognise Your Privilege, Combat Racism and Change the World by Layla Saad.

What to watch

  • When They See Us – Ava DuVernay (on Netflix)
  • Dear White People – Justin Simien (on Netflix)
  • Hidden Figures – Theodore Melfi
  • Hollywood – (Netflix)
  • Selma – Ava DuVernay
  • The Hate U Give – George Tillman.Jr
  • See You Yesterday – Stefon Bristol (Netflix)

Who to follow

Goddess Platform – by Munroe Bergdorf

Rachel Elizabeth Cargle

Layla F. Saad

Chanté Jay

Emma Dabiri

We The Urban

Taylor Gravesande

Stephanie Yeboah

Danielle Prescod

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