Ways You Can Support The Black Community in Vancouver and Worldwide

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At 103.5 QMFM, we are encouraging our listeners to take action and fight against racism and anti-black violence.

Following the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis , Minnesota, 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.

Systemic racism exists in Canada.  Amplifying Black voices is not only important, but it is imperative.

It is time to show up, speak up, and take action.

 

Below are links of resources and recommendations.

Donate

Black Lives Matter Vancouver
www.gofundme.com/f/blmvan

NAACP Legal Defense Fund
www.naacpldf.org/

Black Youth Helpline
www.blackyouth.ca/

Black Women in Motion
www.blackwomeninmotion.org/our-story

Emergency Rapid Response Fund
www.secure.actblue.com/donate/bailfundscovid

Support

Black Lives Matter Vancouver
www.blacklivesmattervancouver.com 

Black Lives Matter
www.blacklivesmatter.com 

National Congress of Black Women Foundation
www.ncbwf.org

Sign

www.blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/#petitions

Read

- So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
- They Can't Kill Us All: The Story of the Struggle for Black Lives by Wesley Lowery
- Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements by Charlene Carruthers
- 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

Podcasts

- Floodlines from The Atlantic
- 1619 from The New York Times
- Intersectionality Matters! from The African American Policy Forum
- Throughline from NPR

Watch

- LA 92
- Whose Streets?
- Teach Us All
- I Am Not Your Negro
- When They See Us
- 13th
- Just Mercy
- Get Out
- The Hate U Give
- If Beale Street Could Talk
- The Black Power Mixtape
- Mississippi Masala
- Malcom X

Activists

Mireille Charper
www.instagram.com/mireillecharper/?utm_source=ig_embed

Layla F. Saad
www.instagram.com/laylafsaad/

Martin Luther King III
twitter.com/OfficialMLK3

Aufa Hirsch
twitter.com/afuahirsch

Amanda Seales
www.instagram.com/amandaseales/?hl=en

Aja Barber
www.instagram.com/ajabarber/?hl=en