Every other day on our social media pages we will be sharing anti-racism resources as well as black artists to uplift and celebrate. We will be updating the list here, so all of the artists and resources will all be in one place.
Now is the time for everyone to get involved.
We need to start conversations and play an active role in the fight against racism.
This list is for everyone and anyone wanting to learn more about anti-racism, racism, white fragility, white supremacy, how to talk about the topic, how to be actively involved and to simply enjoy the creations from incredible artists!
Please let us know if anything we share is counter-productive or if you have anything you think we should change or add. We understand that this is something that needs to be done with integrity and sensitivity, we hope everyone is taking this approach too.
#1 UPLIFT, SUPPORT AND CELEBRATE
Firstly, please take a look at the amazing, beautifully detailed artwork from Jurell Cayetano.
“Jurell Cayetano (Born 1992 in Brooklyn, NY) is a visual artist currently living and working in Atlanta, GA. He transforms photo references of peers (and other people of color) into narrative paintings full of expression and realism”
#2 ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES/UPLIFT AND CELEBRATE 24.6
Today we want to share this, from the author of ‘White Fragility’, Dr. Robin DiAngelo
Topics she discusses:
– ‘White progressives- those who do not see themselves as racist cause the people of color the most damage, because they don’t put any energy into creating change because they feel that they are exempt.’
– ‘We will not get anywhere from a place of white comfort.’
– ‘Racism is a system, not an event, it’s the system we are in and none of us are exempt from it’s forces’
#3 ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES 26.6
Black Trans Lives Matter.
Follow the link to see how you can support black trans people right now, please have a read through it all and do what you can, get educated, push yourself, do more than what you already are.
Here are some of the links from the article:
The Trans Obituaries Project: Honoring the Trans Women of Color Lost in 2019
Violence Against the Transgender Community in 2019
The Nina Pop Mental Health Recovery Fund– ‘The Nina Pop Mental Health Recovery Fund is an emergency mutual aid fund that raises money to pay for one-time mental health therapy sessions with licensed Black women therapists.’
The Tony McDade Mental Health Recovery Fund – ‘The Tony McDade Mental Health Recovery Fund is an emergency mutual aid fund that raises money to pay for one-time mental health therapy sessions with licensed Black male therapists.’
#4 ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES 28.6
A podcast about Coronavirus and how it’s hitting the Black community harder because of Racism.
‘Many have referred to COVID-19 as a “great equalizer.” But the virus has actually exacerbated all sorts of disparities. When it comes to race, black Americans account for a disproportionate number of coronavirus-related deaths in the U.S. In this bonus episode from Slate’s “What Next” podcast, reporter Akilah Johnson talks about the many reasons why.’
#5 ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES 30.6
13th on Netflix.
If you would like to understand more about American Black history, watch 13th on Netflix, it discusses the loophole in the 13th amendment allowed for the Black community to become criminalised so slavery could continue and how fear was imbedded into society all over America. Let’s educate ourselves, other people and do what we can to make a positive change.
#6 UPLIFT, SUPPORT AND CELEBRATE 2.7
Here is a list of numerous Black artists/labels/producers you can support on BandCamp – especially on the first friday of every month where all of the money will go directly to the artists. Enjoy!
#7 UPLIFT, SUPPORT AND CELEBRATE 4.7
Laetitia Ky – An amazing Ivorian artist who transforms her braids into an array of different creative sculptures! ❤
#8 ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES 6.7
Racist – One who is supporting a racist policy through their actions or interaction or expressing a racist idea. (This also includes those who consider themselves not racist, but do not do anything about the racist system they live in and continue to benefit from it)
Read up on more racial equity terms here:
#9 ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES 8.7
Building a police free future – FAQs
If you are finding it hard to understand what this process might look like, have a read through these…
#10 ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES 10.7
For those of you based in the UK, if you are at a loss and feeling a little unsure on what you can do to help, here is an amazing doc with lots of email templates and petitions for you to sign! Get involved, there are many but they are really so easy to do, even spending as little as 5 minutes a day ticking these off would be of help!
#11 ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES 12.7
Here is a ‘28-day reading plan for white and non-black POC (people of color) aspiring allies and anti-racists.’
#12 ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES 14.7
Reni Eddo-Lodge – What happens when I try to talk race with white people
‘You can choose not to see the sky, but it exists. That’s how Renni Eddo-Lodge responds when somebody tells her they don’t see race.’
You can also read her book- Why I no longer talk to white people about race, its beautifully written, you won’t want to put it down!
Watch another interview with Reni Eddo-Lodge and Emma Watson here:
#13 UPLIFT, SUPPORT AND CELEBRATE. 16.7
Forget Amazon, buy your books from these black-owned bookshops in the UK, if you’re not in the UK, most of them deliver to other countries too!
Small businesses are really in need of your support at the moment due to corona, most of them will struggle to make it through autumn, let’s all support and get educated!
#14 ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES 18.7
A must see talk from Gary Younge on Black Lives Matter and the Question of violence, watch it once, watch it again and again and again and again and share!
“Riots are often justified, what’s the French Revolution but a riot blessed by history”
What other measures were available? Did anything else work?
“The fact that we are living in violence, means that it’s likely people will respond with violence.”
#15 ANTI-RACISM RESOURCE 20.7
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh
“I was taught to see racism only in individual acts of meanness, not in invisible systems conferring dominance on my group”
#16 ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES 22.7
Stop buying from US companies that use prison labour! In the list in the link below, you will find companies such as McDonalds, BP, Microsoft, Shell, Starbucks, UPS. Build your awareness of who you are buying from and supporting.
#17 UPLIFT, SUPPORT, CELEBRATE 24.7
This incredible visual artist, Kyle Yearwood, creates and distorts realities, a must see!
#18 ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES 26.7
Need some guidance? Join the outer work anti-racism practice group and learn more and more each day about racism and how to become anti-racist. Follow her Instagram or pay what you can to become part of an inclusive anti-racism learning group.
Not sure how to speak to your family about race, in this article author Ijeoma Oluo who wrote best selling ‘So you want to talk about race?’ shares advice on how to have these conversations as well as her own experiences talking about race with her white mother.
#20 ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES 30.7
A list of books on racism, white supremacy, white privilege written by British authors from the author of ‘Me and White Supremacy’, Layla Saad. Check out her instagram page for more useful, insightful posts!
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Alyssia Gibson is a sculpture and painter from Florida, her work is emotive, inspiring and truly amazing.