Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

Following the brutal killing of George Floyd by ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, we have all been left wondering about the best way to help and activate change. Read our statement from the time (pdf).

Whether you already know a lot or are just starting on your journey into race (in)equality, sometimes knowing the right places to go for information can be daunting. Below is just a snapshot of organisations some of our members have engaged with over time, both in the US and UK. If you have links you would like to see on this list please send them through email to or via our Teams channel.

Race Equality Matters – Created to remove barriers and provide the solutions to tackle race inequality. Join their community to be part of the movement.

The Legal Defense Fund - Supports racial justice through the legal system, education and advocacy work in the US.

Black Lives Matter - Founded in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman after the death of Trayvon Martin, the organisation continues to fight for justice for Black people who have been victims of violence 'by the state and vigilantes'.

The Runnymede Trust - A UK based race and equality think tank which conducts thorough research in order to challenge racial inequality when it comes to law, policies and governance in the UK.

The Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation Set up in memory of 18-year-old Stephen Lawrence, who was murdered by a group of white men in 1993, the trust works with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to support them in their future careers.

StopWatch UK - A coalition which monitors the activity of police, focussing primarily on stop and search laws which disproportionately target people of colour.

Institute of Race Relations An independent charity conducting research on race relations and social justice in the UK.

Liberty A human rights organisation focusing on defending freedom and campaigning for equality and fairness in the UK.

Show Racism The Red Card - Initially an organisation to tackle racism in football, the organisation provides education workshops and training to tackle racism in British society.

Operation Black Vote - The group tackles the lack of black representation in British politics, as well as the democratic deficit of black people in general, to ensure greater racial justice within the UK.

Black Lives Matter UK The UK branch of Black Lives Matter on X.

Strawberry Words, compassionate cultures podcast and blog – A podcast and blog aiming educate and investigate how to create kinder spaces for marginalised (and therefore all) people.


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