Black Lives Matter

UWC NYC is outraged at the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and the many that have come before them at the hands of police in the US; and at the continued police violence against protesters on the streets this week.

 

We stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and all those peacefully protesting for racial justice, and strongly condemn police violence against unarmed protesters.  The UWC values call on us to work towards peace and justice for all people; now more than ever, we must strive to acknowledge and condemn all forms of institutionalized racism. 

 

Below is a short list of resources to learn about the context of these protests, how to combat anti-racism, and ways to support the protests on the streets or from home. We welcome any suggestions from the UWC community on how to best support this movement, please reach out to us at uwcnewyork@gmail.com. 

 

Find UWC International's statement on the events here.

Watch the UWC Unlocked "Meeting at the Crossroads: A Dialogue on Race Relations", a three-part alumni discussion on UWC Hub.

Learn About the Context:

Protest FAQ for white and/or privileged people by white and/or privileged people

Trevor Noah's video in response to the looting at a Target

The Case For Reparations - Ta-Nehisi Coates

Anit-Racism Resources

 

Places to Donate:

National:

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Color of Change

Equal Justice Initiative

The Movement for Black Lives

List of Bail Funds around the country

NYC:

Mutual Aid NYC

Brooklyn Community Bail Fund

Get Involved:

Follow @justiceforgeorgenyc on instagram for protest information

Movement for Black Lives: Week of Action

26 Ways to be in the Struggle Beyond the Streets

Defund the NYPD toolkit (google doc)

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