Stronger Together: A Message from City Year UK
City Year UK unequivocally condemns the killing of #GeorgeFloyd, an unarmed black man who was killed by the police in the USA. This horrific violence, along with the deaths of #AhmaudArbery, #BreonnaTaylor, #TamirRice, and so many others, are repeated and troubling reminders of the deep and systemic racism that threatens the black community around the world every day.
We join with the voices that are demanding justice and we stand with members of our global City Year community who are personally impacted by this continued violence, including the young people we support in schools who experience the traumatic impacts of racial inequality.
We will seek to find strength and healing as we work to advance educational equity and to develop and support leaders who will create a more just and equitable future for all of us.
Anti-racism charities and organisations:
We have compiled a list of charities who are doing essential anti-racism work. If you are looking for an organisation to donate to, please consider one from the list below:
Black Lives Matter: http://www.blacklivesmatter.com/
Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust: https://www.stephenlawrence.org.uk/
Stand Against Racism and Inequality: https://www.sariweb.org.uk/
Stand Up to Racism UK: https://standuptoracism.org.uk/
I Run With Maud: https://www.gofundme.com/f/i-run-with-maud
Green and Black Cross: https://greenandblackcross.org/
Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp: https://www.knowyourrightscamp.com/
If you’re not in a position to be able to donate money, you can also passively donate by watching a YouTube video dedicated to the cause, created by Zoe Amira. This hour-long YouTube video . The video is here (make sure to be watching from the YouTube app), and you can find out more on her Twitter here.
And follow the #blacklivesmatter hashtag on Instagram and Twitter for news and updates on the BLM movement.
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