Black Lives Matter: Be Informed (Resources)
We stand with you
We know that the injustice around us has been so upsetting and disheartening. We have been trying to think of a way we can do our part to show our support and love during this trying time.
We encourage all of you to do what you can to support the incredibly important BLM movement. This can be signing petitions, making a donation, or spreading awareness.
Here are a few resources and different ways you can support the movement:
- Malcolm X - This movie takes you through Malcolm X's life, career, incarceration, conversion controversies and eventual assassination.
- The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson - She was one of the icons of the gay rights movement in the 1960s, the self-described "street queen" of NY's gay ghetto.
- 13th - In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom.
- Freedom Is A Constant Struggle by Angela Davis - Compiles her thoughts and essays on everything from the legacy of Apartheid to the nature of the Ferguson protests.
- The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin - While it captures Baldwin’s entirely justified anger at the state of the nation in the 1960s, it’s also, in many ways, a hopeful and galvanizing read.
- Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward - Recounts the deaths of five young black men in Jesmyn Ward's life over as many years – men “pinioned beneath poverty and history and racism”.
- Code Switch by NPR - The flagship podcast about race and culture from NPR. It takes on race and racism across a spectrum of identities and offers personal stories
- About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge - Reni Eddo-Lodge interviews key voices from the anti-racist activism community and addresses the recent history that lead to the politics of today.
- All My Relations - Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip) and Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation) to explore their relationships— relationships to land, to their creatural relatives, and to one another.
- Justice for George Floyd - "We are trying to reach the attention of Mayor Jacob Frey and DA Mike Freeman to beg to have the officers involved in this disgusting situation fired and for charges to be filed immediately."
- Hands Up Act - This act would punish police for shooting unarmed citizens.
- #JusticeForBre - Breonna Taylor, was in her home in Louisville, KY on March 13th when officers from the Louisville Metro Police Department barged in without a warning nor announcement and broke through her door, fired off more than 20 bullets, and ultimately took Breonna’s life.
- ACLU - "The ACLU has been at the center of nearly every major civil liberties battle in the U.S. for over 100 years. This vital work depends on the support of ACLU members in all 50 states and beyond."
- Helping Hand - Campaign to support black-owned businesses affected by COVID-19 and recent looting from protests.
- BLM Fund - "We appreciate your support of the movement and our ongoing fight to end state-sanctioned violence, liberate Black people, and end white supremacy forever."
- Humble Bundle - Purchase a bundle of PC games where 100% of the proceeds go to charity to fight for racial justice!
- Cineplex Free Movies - Watch free movies now on the Cineplex Store that are focused around elevating Black stories, artist and filmmakers.
- Vancouver Black-Owned Restaurants - Here are 27 (Hope you are hungry 😅) awesome Black-owned restaurants in the Vancouver area. Try not to visit them all in one day 😉.
- Vancouver Pride BLM - Vancouver Pride joins those across the continent and globe who are denouncing the murders of Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, David McAtee, and countless others.