Ways You Can Support The Black Community in Niagara and Worldwide

Following the death of George Floyd, protests and long overdue conversations on racism have been sparked worldwide.

In the wake of Floyd's death, many are asking how to support, educate and donate to Black initiatives and organizations both locally and globally.  Whether it's by attending protests, donating time or money, or dedicating time and space to researching and learning.. there is certainly no shortage of ways to show your solidarity. 

Amplifying Black voices is not only important, it is imperative. 


It is time to show up, speak up, and act. 

Below are links of resources and recommendations. 

DONATE:
 

Justice For Regis
https://www.gofundme.com/f/justice-for-regis
 

Black Lives Matter Toronto
https://blacklivesmatter.ca/
 

Official George Floyd Memorial Fund
https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd
 

The Bail Project
https://secure.givelively.org/donate/the-bail-project
 

The Movement For Black Lives
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/movement-4-black-lives-1
 

Food Share Toronto
https://foodshare.net/

 


SUPPORT:
 

Across Boundaries
Acrossboundaries.ca


The Black Business and Professional Association
Bbpa.org
 

Black Legal Action Centre
Blacklegalactioncentre.ca


Black Health Alliance
Blackhealthalliance.ca
 

Black Youth Helpline
blackyouth.ca
 

Black Lives Matter
https://blacklivesmatter.com/
https://blacklivesmatter.ca/

 

 


EDUCATE & LEARN:

Five Charts that Show What Systemic Racism Looks Like in Canada (CTV News)

COMMENTARY: Yes, there is systemic racism in Canada — our history is filled with it (Global News)

Resources for Ending Anti-Black Racism (Canadian Women's Foundation)

Call it out: racism, racial discrimination and human rights (Ontario Human Rights Commission)

 


READ:

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

"The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas

"When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir" by Patrisse Khan- Cullors and Asha Bandele

"The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age Of Colourblindness" by Michelle Alexander

"Black People Are Tired" - an article by Dawn Stanley

"White Fragility" by Robin DiAngelo

"They Can’t Kill Us All" by Wesley Lowery

"Your Silence Will Not Protect You" by Audre Lorde

"How to Be an Anti-Racist" by Ibram X. Kendi

"Stamped” by Ibram X. Kendi

More Reading Suggestions from WellReadBlackGirl.com



FOR KIDS:

"Anti-Racist Baby" by Ibram X. Kendi, Illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky

Anti-Racism for Kids 101: Starting to Talk About Race

4 Things We Should All Teach Kids About Racism Right Now

 


WATCH:


When They See Us

Dear White People

13th

Just Mercy

Get Out

The Hate U Give

If Beale Street Could Talk

The Black Power Mixtape

Mississippi Masala

Malcom X

Harriett

Life and Death of Marsha P Johnson

I am not your Negro

Selma

Documentary suggestions from PBS.org