we ALL need to step up and put some serious and real-life efforts in, to make an actual change. A movement is just beginning, and it’s one that we’re marching forwards and upwards with, proudly.
For us at Elena Dolce, our community shares values, shares morals, shares a face that needs no colour.
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” Desmond Tutu -1984
Here we have put together a few things you can do to support the movement from home.
1. Donate to the Cause
During the month of June we are donating 20% of all sales to the UKBLM, our support will stretch further with your help.
Here are some organisations that you can fund right now to support black people and help the fight against racism In the UK & beyond.
See lots more causes here.
2. Educate & Be Educated
One of the most important things you can do right now is to learn something about the situation. Read up on why people are protesting. Check out the many links being posted on social media about racial inequality and historical injustice around the world. As well as speaking out, take some time to listen and absorb the stories and messages coming from the community.
Think about your own prejudices too – what your emotional responses are to the current protests, and how the ways you’ve learned to behave over the years might affect how you treat people in your life. And if you’ve got kids, think how you could educate them differently. There are lots of resources on the internet that can help you talk about race and racism, having that critical conversation will help dismantle oppression.
3. Sign a petition
There are a number of petitions circulating in the wake of George Floyd’s killing, and you can add your name now. #JusticeforFloyd are demanding that all officers present at Floyd’s death be arrested and charged with murder.
George Floyd petition: How to sign to bring justice to George Floyd
Another is titled "WeCantBreathe", reflecting the harrowing last words of George Floyd.
An NAACP petition, titled "We Are Done Dying" can also be signed on its website.
There are many good causes to sign and make your voice heard.
4. Show solidarity on social media
From the original #BlackLivesMatter hashtag to the social media blackout of June 2 2020, online campaigns have been one of the most effective ways for people to show support and raise their friends’ and followers’ awareness of the anti-racist movement. You could post links to resources or fundraisers, state your support and solidarity, and share anything that you’ve found helpful. Just make sure to prioritize black people’s voices and not speak over anyone with actual, lived experience of the issues at hand.
There are many other ways to get involved, we hope this information can help and will go on to help in the strive against injustice