Ways You Can Support The Black Community in Kitchener Waterloo 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 themselves 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 Minnesota Freedom Fund,
https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/donate - CURRENTLY PAUSED

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
 
 

SUPPORT: 

Canadian Caribbean Association of Waterloo Region
ccawr.ca

KW Multicultural Centre
kwmulticultural.ca

African Communiy Wellness Initiative
africancommunitywellness.org

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

Kultrun Music Festival
https://www.kultrunwmf.com

 

SOCIAL MEDIA: 

Black Lives Matter - Waterloo Region
www.facebook.com/blacklivesmatterwaterlooregion/

ABC Network WR
www.facebook.com/acbnetworkwr/

A.C.C.K.A. The Aids committee of Cambridge, Kitchener and waterloo
www.facebook.com/ACCKWA/

@textile_mag
www.instagram.com/textile_mag/

@notanotherblacklife
www.instagram.com/notanotherblacklife/
 

 

LOCAL BUSINESSES OWNED BY POC:

www.instagram.com

acbnetworkwr.com

 

READ:
‘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

 

WATCH:
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

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