Anti-Racism Resources

The Black Lives Matter movement is a political and social movement advocating for non-violent civil disobedience in protest against incidents of police brutality and all racially motivated violence against black people and people of colour.

It was founded in 2013 by Alicia Garza (UCSD alumna), Patrisse Cullors (UCLA alumna) and Opal Tometi.

In 2020, the movement gained further momentum by the exposing of killings of black women and men, including George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor.

The University of California Trust (UK) and UC Alumni UK stand in solidarity with this movement, to expose structural racial inequity and to promote equality for all POC and LGBTQ individuals in all aspects of our work, lives and community. 

We are working on creating ways in which we can do this. We believe the power of education helps individuals become more open-minded individuals, empathetic and able to understand the struggles of others. To overcome brutality and racially motivated violent against people of colour we need to listen and learn from those who have experienced it first-hand. So below, we have offered a list of anti-racism resources and recommendations from a variety of sources.

We encourage you to remain open-minded, empathetic and to learn with us.

If you have any suggestions or recommendations to add to this list, please feel free to email us.

 

UC Specific Anti-Racism Resources:

 

Petitions:

 

Donations:

 

Mentorship:

  • Routes - Pairing professional women in London with women from refugee backgrounds
  • Girls Out Loud - Big Sister Programme
  • Fluid - Diversity Mentoring Programme in the construction sector

 

Reading:

  • So You Want to Talk About Race - Ijeoma Oluo
  • Freedom is a Constant Struggle - Angela Davis
  • White Fragility - Robert Diangelo
  • The Fire Next Time - James Baldwin
  • Why I Am No Longer Talking to White People About Race - Reni Eddo Lodge
  • White Supremacy and Me - Layla F Saad
  • Diversify - June Sarpong
  • Brit(ish) - Afua Hirsh
  • I Am Not Your Baby Mother - Candice Braithwaite
  • Black-owned book shops and publishers in the UK

 

Articles and Resources:

 

Podcasts:

  • 'The High Low' on 2 June 2020 - Anti-Racism Resources & an Author Special with Candice Braithwaite
  • '1619' Podcast by the NY Times
  • 'About Race' - Reni Eddo Lodge

 

TV and Film:

  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Mudbound
  • 13th
  • When They See Us
  • Hello Privilege, It's Me Chelsea
  • BBC Documentary: The Secret Windrush Files

 

Who to Follow:

  • Munroe Bergdorf - model and activist
  • The Conscious Kid - organization promoting equity & healthy racial identity development in youth
  • Tarana Burke - intersectional women's rights activist
  • 56 Black Men - campaign that showcases a series of portrait images that challenge negative stereotypes of Black men often seen in the media

 

Black-Owned Businesses: