Black Lives Matter

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Words by Ada
Posted 1 month ago

Ada stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

We have a lot of listening, learning and growing to do to ensure we stand up and show up for all of our students and staff, all of the time. Fighting systematic racism, not only in the tech sector and education but in all aspects of society, requires ongoing action and reflection in every classroom, lecture hall, and board room. We are taking this time to ask ourselves uncomfortable questions and to figure out how we can best support BLM and fight racism.

While listening, reflecting and planning we intend to amplify Black voices right now; Ada's staff have compiled a list of useful resources, which will be continuously updated:

Articles

Tackling Racism in education

How To Use Your Privilege for Good

Introduction to Critical Race Theory

BAME Ed Resources

Three Bridges Primary Multi-Ethnic, Global & Inclusive curriculum

Talking to your children about race

Are Your Kids Too Young To Talk About Race?

How White Parents Can Talk To Their Kids About Race

How To Be A Good Ally

75 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice

White Guyde To The Galaxy

Save The Tears: White Woman's Guide

10 Steps To Non-Optical Allyship

White Privilege Checklist

Racism in Tech

The Rise of Black Communities in Tech: How to Mobilise, Influence and Ally


Workshops

Free digital security training for Black Lives Matter activists with Glitch UK


Books

If you can, try to buy these from independent booksellers:

  • "Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race" - Renni Eddo-Lodge
  • "So you want to talk about race" - Ijeoma Oluo
  • "The Good Immigrant" - Nikesh Shukla
  • "How to argue with a racist" - Adam Rutherford
  • "Hold Tight: Black Masculinity, Millennials and the Meaning of Grime" - Jeffrey Boakye


Watch

5 Necessary Releases To Watch From Netflix’s New Black Lives Matter Section

Akala deconstructs race, class, and Britain's modern myths

TedTalk: The Danger of The Single Story - Chimamanda Ngoze Adichie

13th - Ava DuVernay

When They See Us - Ava DuVernay

Time: The Kalief Browder Story - Jenner Furst

Fruitvale Station - Ryan Coogler

Get on the Bus - Spike Lee

Roots

Seven Seconds - Yuri Bykov

Malcolm X Documentary - Arnold Perl

The Long Song - Mahalia Belo

Barry - Vikram Ghandi

Dark Girls - Bill Duke

Moonlight - Barry Jenkins

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind - Chiwetel Ejiofor

Remastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke - Kelly Duane de la Vega

Beasts of No Nation - Cary Joji Fukunaga


Petitions*

The Black Lives Matter website has a comprehensive list of ongoing petitions you can sign.

Add education on diversity and racism to all school curriculums

* Please be cautious of donating money through petition sites; often donations go to fund the sites themselves. Instead focus any donations to the below.


Donations

The Black Lives Matter website lists many places you can donate.

Donate (for free) via YouTube revenue by watching this video.


Mental Health Resources

  • All students at Ada have access to Kooth: a free, anonymous, online support system. Use your Ada email to register here.
  • YoungMinds
  • Mind


This is by no means an exhaustive list and we will continue to review and add relevant and useful resources.