Take Action! Find out the different things you can do to support and promote racial justice henceforth.
To paraphrase Angela Davis, it’s not enough to *not* be racist — you need to be anti-racist.
- First of all, What is Anti-Racism?
- Be an effective ally:
- 11 Things You Can Do Besides Sharing Links In Face Of Police Aggression
- Simple things you can do from your couch to support the black community and anti-racism efforts
- 26 Ways to Be in the Struggle Beyond the Streets
- Black Organizations And Anti-Racist Groups Canadians Can Support Now
- Find a Local Black owned business to support and patronize
- Learn to be more understanding and place the right emphasis – “it’s horrible that property is being destroyed, BUT KILLING INNOCENT BLACK MEN has to stop.” (See, language matters!)
- Understand why you should stop saying “all lives matter,” STOP saying it and help explain it to others.
- Educate yourself!
- Educate your kids. They are the future and the future needs to be prepared to do better.
- Notice someone sounding/acting racist? Here is How To Tell Someone They Sound Racist
- Witness any police brutality or misconduct? Here is How to Safely and Ethically Film Police Misconduct
- Would you like to support #BlackLivesMatter without triggering anyone? Here are a few tips: Affirming Black Lives Without Inducing Trauma
- Defunding The Police Will Save Black And Indigenous Lives In Canada
- Finally, as some of you already do, share all the shareables on social media!!!
For our black community and people of colour:
- Project Heal by Black Space Winnipeg: A community group-support program that provides a safe space for Black folks in Winnipeg who want to work towards positive mental health practices and work through trauma.
- Black Organizations And Anti-Racist Groups You Can Volunteer at or Support Now
- Finding a Local Black owned business to support and patronize
- List of Black Mental Health Workers in Winnipeg: The list is updated the first of every month. To know more or have your information added for the June 1st copy, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Black Youth Helpline
- Black Mental Health Promotion Toolkit: Contains resources links to mental health organizations available across Canada.
- Strength To Be: cultural empowerment program for African-Canadian youth and families in Elmwood, which focuses on encouraging youth in our community to learn more about their culture heritage and history while inspiring, motivating and empowering them to stand tall in building resiliency and outer strength.
- Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Summer Course: Free self-directed online training that will offer a comprehensive overview of immigrant and refugee mental health, focusing on subgroups at risks. It will provide in-depth discussion on how context and culture influence mental health and mental illness, as well as providing sample tools and resources for use in various practice settings.
- A reading list with black representation for black kids ages 0 – 18