#BlackLivesMatter – UK & US Resources for Anti-Racist Education & Solidarity

We at ONCA stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and commit to using our platforms to support anti-racist struggles across the world.

Image Credit: US-based artist Matice Moore painted this triptych during a residency at ONCA in 2018. Part of the proceeds from their Black Lives Matter art sales go to bail funds and healing justice.

US-based initiatives to support

Donate to the George Floyd Memorial Fund.

Support Reclaim the Block, a coalition to demand that Minneapolis divest from policing and invest in long-term alternatives.

Donate to the Minnesota Freedom Fund and help pay criminal bail and immigration bond for those who cannot afford to. MFF seeks to end discriminatory, coercive and oppressive jailing.

Follow and support Unicorn Riot, an alternative online media source that reports on far-right organisations and sources of racial and economic injustice in the US.

Donate to the Black Visions Collective which believes in a community-led future where all black people have autonomy, safety, and are in right relationship within our ecosystems, centring healing justice and transformative justice.

Support Campaign Zero, the comprehensive platform of research-based policy solutions to end police brutality in America.

UK-based info and organisations to support

Use and share this BLM To Do List of practical ways to support BLM.

Donate to the Black Lives Matter UK Fund – UKBLM is a coalition of black liberation organisers across the UK.

Support the Black Cultural Archives – the only national heritage centre dedicated to collecting, preserving and celebrating the histories of African and Caribbean people in Britain.

Donate to The Free Black University Fund –  The Free Black University aims support the ‘imagining transformative worlds, redistributing knowledge & readings, engaging the radical Black imagination, Black spirituality’.

Read and join Black Ballad, a UK based lifestyle platform that seeks to tell the human experience through eyes of black British women, elevating their voices through content, community and commerce.

Donate to Resourcing Racial Justice. This fund is led by a coalition of people of colour (POC) innovators, change makers, activists, artists and social leaders dedicated to social change. They have established a new UK wide-funding pool to support individuals and communities working towards racial justice.

Follow and support the United Families & Friends Campaign – a coalition of those affected by deaths in police, prison, immigration and psychiatric custody.

Donate to the Black Ticket Project – An award-winning initiative creating cultural access points for Black young people in the UK.

Educate yourself

Check out the Black Lives Matter website.

Read ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race‘ by Reni Eddo-Lodge

Listen to Reni Eddo-Lodge’s About Race podcast

Join an Abolitionist Futures reading group

Read Angela Davis’ book Freedom Is a Constant Struggle

Follow Akala – award-winning hip-hop artist, writer, historian and social commentator. Read his book – Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire.

Watch 13th by Ava DuVernay – This is a documentary which analyses the criminalisation of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom

Watch this video: History of Policing and Black Protest in America: ABOLITION 101 by Chelsea A. Jackson

Read ‘Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, consciousness and the politics of empowerment‘ by Patricia Hill Collins

Check out the Black History Month Library on Google Drive

Learn about racial trauma in film: How Viewers Can Address Re-traumatization

Read this resource from Drug Rehab Centers USA on Black men’s mental health: Black Men Matter – Examining Mental Health Issues Among Black Men – A Guide To Freedom

Read this resource from the US Police Brutality Center.