A Compilation for Growth, Action + Lasting Change. (B+A Bulletin #240)

A Compilation for Growth, Action + Lasting Change. (B+A Bulletin #240)

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To all our Bulletin readers – hello, and we hope you’re keeping well.

We’re doing things a little differently today. Because, as communicated by Scott Woods above, and by global events in past few days, a change is required.

As a team we’ve gathered an actively selective list of our favourite resources for informing and supporting each others’ growth, actions and wellbeing. Some will take 5 minutes to take in, and others, a lifetime.

We hope it’s both actionable and useful. 

Love
All of us at Team B+A

Donate.

This is a marathon, not a sprint. Funding is needed in the long term, so keep giving.

There are so many brilliant organisations in need of both short and long term funding. But we have decided for this Bulletin to keep it as simple as possible:
https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/

Articles + Short Reads.

Listen with all 5 senses. 3 Things You Should Not Say To Your Black Colleagues Right Now.

A piece debunking the myth that police violence + brutality isn’t as bad in the UK as it is in America. “In the UK, no officer has been sentenced following the death of someone in their custody.”From Minneapolis to London: who polices the police?

“accept that ur not the good person u think u are before u can be the good person u want to be…”Shitty, horrible people.

A useful Twitter feed. The London Campaign against Police and State violence.

10 Steps to Non-Optical Allyship.

Business.

Spending power is still power. Support black businesses.
In the UK.
And in Portland.

One of the best corporate statements we’ve seen so far, from Ben & Jerry’s. We Must Dismantle White Supremacy.

Books + Reading Lists.

An anti-racism reading list from Ibram X. Kendi, American author and historian. An Antiracist Reading List.

Me and White Supremacy: How to Recognise Your Privilege, Combat Racism and Change the World. By Layla F. Saad.

A children’s book to help cultivate a diverse book shelf. All Are Welcome.

If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Anti-racism resources for white people.

Podcasts.

Hosted by journalists of color, this podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. How it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between. Code Switch.

“Challenge those racist ideas.”Professor Ibram X. Kendi on why it’s not enough to admit when you’re being racist.

Interview with Candice Brathwaite, author of ‘I Am Not Your Baby Mother’, about the lack of visibility of Black British mothers in publishing. The High Low Show.

A final word.

And that donation link once again: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/