Femspectives supports and stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and pledges to work against and challenge the systemic oppression and egregious violence that has been perpetrated on black lives.
As a white-led organisation that benefits from white privilege, we are examining our own complicity within the system. We are listening, learning and unlearning and have a long way to go. There are a lot of resources out there and we need to educate ourselves, without relying on our black friends, colleagues and families to shoulder that burden.
Below are some great resources to start and continue to do the work:
Book: Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? Police Violence and Resistance in the United States, edited by Joe Macaré, Maya Schenwar and Alana Yu-lan Price
‘For our white friends desiring to be allies’ by Courtney Ariel
Seeing White podcast series by Scene on Radio
If you are based in the UK, take action and engage your MP in the Black Lives Matter movement and systemic racism in the UK. Letter templates here.
If you are local to Glasgow are looking for local organisations to support Coalition for Racial Equalities and Rights (CRER) have compiled a Directory of Glasgow BME Organisations
If you are able to financial support, consider donating to one of these organizations:
The Bail Project: bailproject.org
George Floyd Memorial Fund: gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd
Belly Mujinga’s family: gofundme.com/f/rip-belly-mujinga
Minnesota Freedom Fund: https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/
Reclaim the Block: secure.everyaction.com/zae4prEeKESHBy0MKXTIcQ2
Black Lives Matter: secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019
Black Visions Collective: blackvisionsmn.org/
Campaign Zero: https://www.joincampaignzero.org/
Unicorn Riot: https://unicornriot.ninja/