Anti-Racism Resources: Donate, Read, Support

Posted on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

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To our Black students at U of G:

We see you, we love you, we celebrate you, and in these difficult times we stand in solidarity with you. We fight alongside you in collectively dismantling the systems of racism and oppression on and off campus.

We are outraged and disgusted by the recent events that have been taking place, and the Black lives we continue to lose as a result of institutional violence and police brutality. We honour the lives of George Floyd, Regis Korchinski-Paquet, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the many other Black lives taken by racism and colonial violence.

To our non-Black students at U of G:

We all have an obligation to stand up against racial injustice, anti-Black racism, and police brutality in our communities. We must constantly educate ourselves, address our own biases, and practice anti-racism every day. Many of us are rightfully devastated and angry.

This is a time to learn, unlearn, show up, and utilize our voices, our community, and whatever resources we have to demonstrate our solidarity and take action. There are many resources and tools available to us to start learning and taking action!


Donate:

  • George Floyd Memorial:Official gofundme to support the Floyd family.

  • Justice for Regis:Official gofundme to support the Korchinski-Paquet family.

  • Black Visions Collective (Minnesota): A Black, Trans, and Queer led organization that is committed to dismantling systems of oppression and violence and shifting the public narrative to create transformative long-term change.

  • Reclaim the Block (Minnesota): Coalition that advocates for and invests in community-led safety initiatives in Minneapolis neighbourhoods. Unicorn Riot: Non-profit dedicated to exposing root causes of dynamic socials and environmental issues.

  • Black Lives Matter Toronto

  • Black Lives Matter Toronto'sCOVID-19 Black Emergency Support Fund

  • Black Health Alliance:Community-led organization working to improve the health & well-being of Black communities in Canada.

  • Guelph Black Heritage Society:Preserves the historical significance of the BME Church by creating a cultural, historical and social centre within Guelph and Wellington County.


Read:

  • Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins

  • Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

  • Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis

  • The End of Policing by Alex Vitale

  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X

  • The Black and The Blue by Matthew Horce

  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

  • White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

  • Me and White Supremacy by Layla F Saad

  • Anti-Racism Tool Kit put together by the CFS


Local Businesses:

Community member Lexy Hotai has created a document featuring Black-owned businesses to support in Guelph. Click here to view the live, updated document! You can also download a PDF copy below.


Show Up:

Guelph Peaceful Protest to Support Black Lives Matter
Saturday, June 6th 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Meeting Point: Guelph City Hall

RSVP and read full event details on the Facebook event page.

Safety Information:

  • If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home.
  • You MUST wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth.
  • Maintain social distancing of 2 meters from each other throughout the march.
  • March in groups of 5 or less & maintain a distance of 6 feet between each group.
  • Plan ahead for essential needs, care and supplies.

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