Now that the protests are dwindling and the media is inevitably shifting it’s short attention span to other things, is this the end of the Black Lives Matter movement?
Absolutely not, this is just the beginning of the hard work of real change, the type of meaningful change that comes after the initial intense wave of action and coverage. This is a time for listening, learning, and support.
As white folks, we cannot tell you exactly what PoC need right now, however we can help direct you to various resources that can, both here in New Zealand and overseas.
Check out the links below for some great resources to help make our world a safe, positive and more equal society.
We understand this is a really tough time for people financially so the best way to donate at the moment is to run an official BLMs You Tube playlist in the background to accrue advert revenue that goes directly to the cause.
However if you’d like to contribute click here to donate directly to BLM
For more information about New Zealand Māori and Pasifika click here. This is an excellent beginners guide for those wanting to learn more about the issues at home
As well as the staple “Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race” by London based journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge, a comprehensive list of excellent books can be found by clicking here
TV and Movies
If you’re looking for something to watch you can check out a list of movies, and documentaries here.
Let’s be real, a lot of us get our information from our social media news feeds. There is nothing wrong with this as long as we take care to only follow real news and reputable sources. We’ll start you off with some great accounts to follow and engage with.