Imogene Lim, VIUFA’s Human Rights and International Solidarity Committee Chair, has been gathering anti-racism resources over the summer.  These can be found in your VIU inbox under the heading, “HRISC Potpourri of Resources”.

Here are some of the resources shared in early June:

Resistance and Resurgence: Confronting Anti-Black Racism in Canada
Recorded Webinar from June 8, 2020.
This conversation will be centering Black voices. We ask non-Black people to witness and decentre themselves, and not comment or ask questions. Please do your own work outside of this discussion.
When you get a ticket, we ask that you make a donation and financial gifts to support Black people in your community (an individual or an organization), protest, or bail funds.

Support Black-led Organizations 
Pivot Legal Society compiled a list of resources for Individuals, communities and organizations looking for ways to actively support Black people’s struggle for liberation. The resources includes access funds you can donate, resources you can learn from and organisations whose work you can support .


An Essential Reading Guide for Fighting Racism 
“On Monday, May 25 two moments of antiBlack racism —  the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis and Amy Cooper’s call to 911  with the false report  that “an African American man is threatening my life” — spurred protests  and heated dialogue about white supremacy and white Americans’ responsibility in dismantling it. For those who want to take anti-racist action but don’t know where to begin, below is a list of books about racism — anti-Blackness in particular — and white privilege.” Article written by Arianna Rebolini for Buzzfeed News.

White Allies: Here’s a basic list of do’s and don’ts to help you with your helplessness
“As a result white people ranging from those of good conscience to those who are barely conscious are in shock (again) and experiencing deep anguish, anger and helplessness (again). Many of you are wondering how you can help.  With that in mind, here’s a very basic and by no means complete (or even perfect) primer of what you can do – and equally as important, what not to do – to make a positive contribution now and at the sadly inevitable future time that racist conditions cause the nation to erupt in violence.” Written by Melanie McFarland for Salon. Image from Getty Images.

And from the UC Press Blog: blogs tagged Black Lives Matters, reading lists:

·        Black Lives and Community in America

·        Police Reform