People all around the world have come together to stand in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter, speaking out and demonstrating against systemic oppression and police brutality towards Black communities and Black lives.

If you are looking for ways to show your support, please consider lending your time, donating, reading, and sharing the movement.

For a comprehensive list of international resources, ways that you can help, petitions, educational resources, advocacy organizations and more, please visit blacklivesmatters.carrd.co.

For resources and news on local efforts in Vancouver, please follow @blackvancouver or @blm_van on Instagram.

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PETITIONS

WATCH, READ AND LEARN

Movies and TV to Watch

  • 13th (stream now on YouTube or Netflix)
  • When They See Us (stream now on Netflix)
  • The Hate U Give

Books to Read

  • White Fragility by Robin Diangelo
  • Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
  • How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES IN VANCOUVER

 

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Today we choose not to be silent. We want to acknowledge the intention behind #blackouttuesday and appreciate anyone that has reached out and checked in. Historically black voices have been silenced, racism has been amplified by silence, anti-blackness has been loud through silence. We have felt it, we have experienced it and live through it. For this reason we choose to take this opportunity to amplify black owned businesses and organizations. We encourage our non black supporters to do your research, think about anti-blackness. What do you know about it? How have you contributed? What can you do? . Please don’t make this time a trend that is forgotten tomorrow. We are going to continue to share what our community has been doing to create products, space, services and resources that welcomes and celebrates our identity. Please comment anyone we missed and we will continue add to the list. #blackownedbusiness

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It’s action time.? Time to educate ourselves and our children. Time to support Black-owned businesses in Vancouver. Time to stand up because #blacklivesmatter? ?? Image 2: Here’s a list of Vancouver-based Black-owned businesses we can support. Thank you to @kulakitchen for starting this list.? IG handles in the comments?? ?? Image 3: The lawyer (@attorneycrump) for George Floyd’s family posted this photo of George being held by his mother guts me because his last word was: Mama?? ?? Image 4: Go to this IG post to learn that it’s never too early to talk about racism. @theconsciouskid?? ?? Image 5: The list is published to their Patreon page at the $5 level which is pretty fair as they are critically reviewing the books that they recommend. Yes there are board books! @theconsciouskid

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