• Josefin Wanner

Show support; Educate yourself

Updated: Sep 15

Due to everything that is going on in the world right now I find it only suitable to take my responsibility and educate both myself and others. Being a white privileged woman I know that I can't possibly understand what it is like to be a minority, judged and discriminated by things that should not still be an issue in modern society. Yet it is. People should not be treated differently because of their skin colour. Nor by their gender, sexuality, size or origin. We are all equal and it is time we start understanding, learning and changing. Now im not gonna sit here and pretend that I have all the answers and know a lot about racism and its history but what I am going to do is provide you with a list of resources that we can all use to together become more educated and show our support.


Even if you don't live in the States there is still plenty of things you can do to help and support.



https://blacklivesmatter.com

The Black Lives Matter webpage has extensive information on both current news and resources to educate yourself. You can also sign up to receive their newsletter, make donations and sign petitions.



Petitions to sign:


Now say you live in Europe (or somewhere else) and you may be thinking, well this is all happening far away from me, how am I suppose to help? Well, a good start is by signing some or all of these petitions. Showing your support is not that hard, and signing these petitions will only take you a few minutes and it can actually help make a change.


https://blacklivesmatter.com/defundthepolice/


https://www.change.org/p/department-of-justice-mandatory-life-sentence-for-police-brutality


https://m4bl.org/join-our-movement/


https://www.change.org/p/mayor-jacob-frey-justice-for-george-floyd?source_location=petitions_browse


https://www.change.org/p/andy-beshear-justice-for-breonna-taylor?source_location=petitions_browse


https://www.change.org/p/district-attorney-tom-durden-justice-for-ahmaud-arbery-i-run-with-maud?source_location=petitions_browse


https://www.change.org/p/prefeitura-do-rio-de-janeiro-justice-for-joāo-pedro?signed=true


Things to watch:

Thanks to https://www.instagram.com/marfarlane/ and https://www.instagram.com/goodgoodgoodco/ for these resources


The African Americans: Many rivers to cross

Freedom Riders

Eyes on the price

The hate you give

Black power mixtape: 1967-1975

Clemency

Soundtrack for a resolution

I am not your negro

Just mercy

The blacklist: Volume one

Dark girls

When they see us

American son

The black panthers: Vanguard of the revolution

Selma

Dear white people

Explained: the racial wealth gap

13th

See you yesterday

If Beale street could talk

Time: The Kalief Browder story


See the rest of her resources here:




Instagram accounts to stay updated and become educated:


https://www.instagram.com/justiceforgeorgenyc/

https://www.instagram.com/kimberlecrenshaw/

https://www.instagram.com/accordingtoweeze/

https://www.instagram.com/theconsciouskid/

https://www.instagram.com/blklivesmatter/

https://www.instagram.com/civilrightsorg/

https://www.instagram.com/colorofchange/

https://www.instagram.com/15percentpledge/



Inspirational Instagram accounts to diversify your feed:


https://www.instagram.com/tamumcpherson/

https://www.instagram.com/astyledmind/

https://www.instagram.com/opalbyopal/

https://www.instagram.com/mybeautifulafrica__/

https://www.instagram.com/oye_diran/

https://www.instagram.com/slipintostyle/

https://www.instagram.com/tiffanymbattle/

https://www.instagram.com/theglossier/

https://www.instagram.com/joydarlinginnit/

https://www.instagram.com/kaiaventdeleon/

https://www.instagram.com/freddieharrel/

https://www.instagram.com/gabifresh/

https://www.instagram.com/sylviemus_/

https://www.instagram.com/marfarlane/



POC owned sustainable brands:


Many business are struggling right now due to COVID but the truth is that many business were struggling long before for reasons such as inequality. Black people account for 15% of the population in the States and the 15percentpledged is working towards getting a million signatures for major retailers to pledge 15% of their shelf space to black-owned businesses. You can sign the petition here: https://www.15percentpledge.org


Underwear brand Proclaim

https://www.wearproclaim.com


Streetwear brand Most Prominent Co. The company is currently donating 100% of its profits to Reclaim the Block

https://mostprominent.co


Vintage store Subrina Heyin Vintage

https://www.subrinaheyinkvintage.com


California based brand Black Beat

https://backbeat.co/?sscid=61k4_2uyhl&


Mother-daughter owned brand House of Aama

https://houseofaama.com


Selva Negra. Currently donating 100% of their profits to Black Lives Matter

https://selvanegra.us



Donate:

If you are in a position to donate this can really help a cause.


https://bailproject.org

https://www.joincampaignzero.org/#vision

https://www.blackvisionsmn.org/about

https://www.reclaimtheblock.org

https://action.aclu.org/give/now

https://www.communityjusticeexchange.org/nbfn-directory

https://www.knowyourrightscamp.com/legal

https://www.sariweb.org.uk

https://www.stophateuk.org


We will constantly be updating this list and our resources. if you have anything you think should be added, send us an email at info@wannerlabel.com or write a comment


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