Black Lives Matter – how to support no matter where you live

STEAKS Contact Wear News Support Black Lives Matter 2020 Mural Germany
This issue is a global issue – mural in Germany

 

For the last few days, we have been watching the events in the US unfold in horror and sadness. And we cannot stay quiet as this is a global issue, a global pandemic of another kind that has been spreading for far too long.

We stand with the peaceful protesters who are demonstrating against injustices and are trying to create real change in their country, we see you, we support you, we walk with you. #BlackLivesMatter #EndPoliceBrutality #FightRacism

STEAKS Crew members are directly affected by the current events and many of them are working to help raise awareness and be an ally to the cause. Even if justice for George Floyd is served, it will only be the beginning of what needs to be done to end racial inequality. Find out below what you can do – no matter where you live.

 

Actions you can take  today

 

Educate yourself & start Anti-Racism work

Linklists

STEAKS Crew member B000M is currently collecting many helpful links in her Linktree. Follow her on Instagram for regular updates for more links like these:

Whiteness and White Privilege (racialequitytools.org)

A Brief History of Slavery and the Origins of American Policing (Police Studies Online)

 

Educational Resources & various media

Erwes and Lily Gaskell helped us find the following link lists that include educational resources but also tips for books to read, movies to watch, podcasts to listen to and people and organisations to follow:

Anti-Racism Resources (google doc)

Anti-Racism Resources (google doc, Finnish)

A list of resources for supporting the Black Lives Matter movement (itsnicethat.com)

 

Books

If you are planning to do some reading the following book collections will be a good place to start. Get the books at your local bookshop or – as Sharpe advices – check to see if you can sign up for a free 30 day trial at an audio book service.

If You Want to Learn About Anti-Racism, These 10 Books Are a Start (esquire.com)

31 Children’s books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance (embracerace.org)

Several Antiracist Books Are Selling Out. Here’s What Else Black Booksellers and Publishers Say You Should Read (time.com)

 

Anti-Racism Causes you can support

Do you have further tips for local causes people can support? Please share so we can grow this list. 

Black Lives Matter
(USA)

Overview: Ways you can help BLM
(USA)

 43 Bail Funds You Can Absolutely Support Right Now
(USA, autostraddle.com)

Agrupación Xango
(Argentina, link provided by Huevo)

Anti-Racist Forum
(Finland)

Stiftung gegen Rassismus
(Germany)

United Against Racism
(European network with over 560 supporter organisations in Europe)

 

“If you have come to help me you are wasting your time. But if you recognize that your liberation and mine are bound up together, we can walk together.”

Aboriginal activists group, Queensland, 1970s 

Check out the athlete profiles of the STEAKS Crew members who helped us with this blog

Stay healthy! Stay hopeful! 🖤💎
B000M showing off some judo kicks in the skate ramp and keeping safe in STEAKS protective shorts
B000M
CiB New York
Nina Erwes from Helsinki Roller Derby smiling in STEAKS Pro Top and Flesh Diamond Shorts
Nina Erwes
Helsinki Roller Derby
Claire Sharpe at the skate park going for a grab mid-air
Claire Sharpe
CiB Bristol
Lily Gaskell pivot for Rainy City Roller Derby
Lily Gaskell
Rainy City Roller Derby
Huevo from Sailor City Rollers smiling after a roller derby game
Huevo
Sailor City Rollers

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