The Black Lives Matter movement, originally founded in 2013, has gained worldwide momentum, rightfully widening its discourse to shed light on police brutality and racial violence towards our First Nations People within our own country.
“In both Australia and the United States, if you’re Black, the police and justice system are going to target you.” – Paul Francis-Silva
As we stand in solidarity, we have collated a list of resources and ways in which you can help. Organisations, protests and beyond.
AUSTRALIAN ORGANISATIONS TO DONATE
Common Ground - Sharing First Nations cultures, histories, and lived experiences. First Nations-led not for profit.
Children's Ground - Bringing reform for Aboriginal children on five platforms: learning, health, economic wellbeing, culture and community.
Bridging The Gap Foundation For Indigenous Health and Education - Its objective is to fund research into health and education to bridge the socioeconomic gap between First Nations people and non-First Nations people.
North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency - A not-for-profit legal service that provides criminal and civil law services to Aboriginal people and their families in the Top End of Northern Territory, Australia.
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Alliance - An organisation that advocates and empowers Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Australia.
INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS TO DONATE
The Bail Project - A not-for-profit to prevent incarceration and combat racial and economic disparities in the U.S. bail system.
Reclaim the Block - A Minneapolis organisation driving community-led safety initiatives to reduce reliance on police departments.
Black Visions Collective - A social justice organisation in Minneapolis that campaigns to dismantle systems of oppression and violence.
AUSTRALIAN PROTESTS TO ATTEND
Sydney - BLM & George Floyd Peaceful Protest, Wednesday June 3 at 5 pm at Hyde Park on Elizabeth Street.
Sydney - Stop All Black Deaths In Custody: Vigil for George Floyd, Saturday, June 6, 3pm until 5pm., 20 Lee St, Chippendale
Melbourne - Stop Black Deaths In Custody - Justice For George Floyd #BLM hosted by Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance, Saturday June 6, 2pm to 5pm, Parliament House, Melbourne
Canberra - Black Lives Matter Peaceful Protest. Justice for George Floyd!, Saturday June 6, 3pm, U.S. Embassy, Yarralumla
Brisbane - Black Lives Matter Protest organised by the Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance, Saturday June 6, 12pm, Queen Street Mall
Perth - Perth Peaceful BLM Protest, Saturday June 13, 12pm, Hyde Park, Vincent St and William St
Adelaide - Adelaide: Solidarity With Minneapolis! Justice For George Floyd, Saturday June 6, 12pm to 1:30pm, Northern end of Tarndanyangga, Victoria Square
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES - BOOKS
How to be Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
My Tidda, My Sister: Stories of Strength and Resilience from Australia's First Women by Marlee Silva
Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia edited by Anita Heiss
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES - PODCASTS
Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast - This podcast features movement voices, stories and strategies for real justice through unique takes on race and pop culture.
Tiddas 4 Tiddas - A series of candid conversations with our Indigenous sisters, hosted by Kamilaroi and Dunghutti woman, Marlee Silva.
About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge - From the author and bestselling book Why I'm no Longer Talking To White People About Race, this podcast takes the conversation a step further.