Ways You Can Support The Black Community in Vancouver and Worldwide

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Just because we are different does NOT mean we should be treated differently. 

We must embrace our differences with love and acceptance. 

The death of George Floyd has awoken the world in search for justice. 

It’s time. 

A change is happening. 

The world is coming together for #BlackLivesMatter 

Many are asking

'How can we help?’

‘How can we do more?’

We can take moments to listen and to learn. To self educate and educate others. Donate to the cause, as well as donate our time and energy to build momentum for our Black community. 

Although we may not understand - now is the time to STAND as one. 

To stand with peace and solidarity. 

To help make this planet an inviting home for all of us. 

To keep our foot on the gas pedal. 

There are many ways to help and show your solidarity. 

-Nira Arora 
94.5 Virgin Radio
Jonny, Holly and Nira 

 

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