|Adrian Thompson||Botham Jean||Dominique Clayton|
|Ahmuad Arbery||Breonna Taylor||Eric Garner|
|Aston McLean||Christopher Alder||Eric Reason|
|Belly Mujinga||Damilola Taylor||Ezell Ford|
|Bettie Jones||Demetre Frazer||George Floyd|
|Joy Gardner||OlaSeni Lewis||Stephan Lawrence|
|Leon Briggs||Philando Castile||Tamir Rice|
|Leon Patterson||Sandra Bland||Tanisha Anderson|
|Mark Duggan||Sarah Reed||Trayvon Martin|
|Natasha McKenna||Sheku Bayoh||Trevor Belle|
This list is not exhaustive but provides the names of just some of the countless killings of black people, simply because of the colour of the skin.
At VSMINE we are donating to;
Grassroot organisations in the UK
Who focusing on early intervention for young people in our communities. Early intervention program for young people living in London
The Families of
Belly Mujinga, Ahmuad Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Trevor Belle & George Floyd
However, donating is not the only way to help the cause. You can; sign petitions, share resources, challenge racial opinions and more importantly educate others and yourselves. Below you can find a small list of resources to help start or continue your journey.
Petitions to sign
Brit(ish) by Afua Hirsch
Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga
Natives Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire by Akala
The Good Immigrant, edited by Nikesh Shukla
Don’t Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri
A practical guide to racism by C.H. Dalton
Black Skin,White Masks by Frantz Fanon
The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Assata by Assata Shakur
Black owned (businesses) book shops to support
Watch and Listen
BBC Notting Hill Doc Series (1989) a three-part series, looking at the Notting Hill Carnival and the local communities relationship with the Police.
Television and Film
When they see us
The Hate you give
Dear White People
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
Explained: The racial wealth gap
It may seem easy to fall into the trap of desensitizing yourself but keep pushing, stay open and keep learning.
These lists are non-exhaustive and can be expanded. If you have any suggestions to add to the lists above please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us @vsmine. Let’s keep the conversation going.