The events of the last few days have caused us to reflect deeply on what is happening around the world, and in our own backyard. We have struggled to find the words, but in times of injustice, we choose not to be silent. We stand in solidarity with Black, Indigenous and People of Colour communities around the world. We have compiled below a list of resources that our team will be diving into on our mission to listen, learn, actively educate ourselves and become allies in the movement towards meaningful change.
White Fragility by Robin Diangelo - White Fragility
I Am Not Your Baby Mother by Candice Brathwaite - I Am Not Your Baby Mother
Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall - Hood Feminism
Me and White Supremacy by Laila F Saad - Me and White Supremacy
Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams - Queenie
Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge - Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race
How to be Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi - How to be Antiracist
Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins - Black Feminist Thought
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo - So You Want to Talk About Race
Explained: The Racial Wealth Gap by Joe Posner - Explained: The Racial Wealth Gap
Time: The Kalief Browder Story by Jenner Furst - Time: The Kalief Browder Story
When They See Us by Ava Duvernay by Ava DuVernay - When They See Us
13th by Ava DuVernay - 13th
Who Killed Malcom X? by Netflix - Who Killed Malcom X?
Dear White People by Justin Simien - Dear White People
1619 by New York Times - 1691
Code Switch by NPR - Code Switch
Radical Imagination by Derrick Hamilton - Radical Imagination
Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast by Chevron and Hiba - Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast
The National Justice Project - A civil rights organisation dedicated to tackling systemic injustice and racism within government institutions. Donate here.
Healing Foundation - A national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation that partners with communities to address the ongoing trauma caused by actions like the forced removal of children from their families. Donate here.
Common Ground - Common Ground's mission is to help Australians see the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures through providing access to engaging and authentic content that will help bridge gaps in knowledge. Donate here.
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. Donate here.
Change the Record - is Australia's only national Aboriginal led justice coalition of Aboriginal peak bodies and non-Indigenous allies. They're working to end the incarceration of, and family violence against, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Donate here.
Protest - Australia
Stop All Black Deaths in Custody: Vigil for George Floyd - June 6 at 20 Lee St, Chippendale (near Central) from 3 pm. Learn more here.
Black Lives Matter - June 6 at Byron Bay Recreation Grounds from 2 pm. Learn more here.
Black Lives Matter — Stop Black Deaths In Custody Meanjin (BNE) - June 6 at King George Square from 1 pm. Learn more here.
Black Lives Matter Protest - June 6 at Queen Street Mall from 12 pm
Stop Black Deaths in Custody — Justice for George Floyd #BLM - June 6 at Parliament House from 2 pm. Learn more here.
Solidarity with Minneapolis! Justice for George Floyd - June 6 at Victoria Square (Tarndanyangga) from 12 pm. Learn more here.
Perth Peaceful BLM Protest - Saturday June 13, Hyde Park, Vincent St and William St from 12pm. Learn more here.
Black Lives Matter Peaceful Protest. Justice for George Floyd! - June 6 at the Embassy of the USA from 3 pm. Learn more here.
We will be taking a pause on social media to allow space for the voices that need to be heard. We will also be making donations to important causes that need our support. We are currently researching organisations and look forward to sharing our choices with you.
As a business, we acknowledge we have not done enough to promote diversity and stand up for racial injustice on our platforms. We are committed to doing better, to listening, learning, actively educating ourselves and becoming allies in the movement towards meaningful change.