Black Lives Matter
If you're visiting our store today, please take some time to look at the links below.
We are encouraging everyone to continue to read, listen, re-learn, educate and act on systemic, institutional and covert racism (even if you think it doesn't apply to you).
Injustice and oppression is inflicted on black and brown members of our community overtly and covertly. Sadly most white people (including me) are likely to be blinkered to the systemic and institutional racism that threads our societies. We personally make judgments unknowingly, based on what we've learned. We have to realise that we've been taught the wrong things.
The links below contain some information and links to: incredible black anti racism educators; important campaigns, petitions and charities; books (for you and your children); podcasts, films and articles; and organisations who are doing incredibly important work.
I have learned a lot during 2020 and 2021 but still not enough. My learning is ongoing.
Change needs to be created for the long term but to do so, I have learnt that we need to unpick things that have been wrongly sown into our conscious and unconscious bias.
- Beck Prior
Artwork by Rosanna Morris.
I believe that Black British history needs to be taught in UK schools. Please see and support The Black Curriculum
Some Anti Racism accounts and educators that I personally feel should be followed and listened to are: Renie Eddo-Lodge , Monique Melton , Layla F Saad , Afua Hirsch , Munroe Bergdorf, Ijeoma Oluo , Mireille Cassandra Harper, Aja Barber , Mireille Cassandra Harper, and Sancho's (to name only a few)
The resources via the link below include books to read your children, books to read yourself, articles and and podcasts, videos and films, organisations to follow and other anti-racism resources.