Listen and Learn. Black Lives Matter.
We are living through a critical moment in history.
To the Black members of Skirt Club: we hear you, we see you, and we are with you.
To the non-Black members of Skirt Club: it is up to each of us to stand with and support the Black community.
June is also Pride month. Black women are vital to the Pride movement, and the LGBTQ+ community owes so much to the women of colour who led riots at Stonewall.
We believe in the power of community. And as a community, we must stand up for each other, support one another, and use our collective power to enact change.
We have a lot to learn, to unlearn, and to do.
We are listening, and we want to be the best allies we can. We have to use this moment to eradicate racism and create a more just society for all.
You can help.
Let's turn vulnerability into strength. #together
Get down to it....
QUICK GUIDESHow to respond to common racist statements
How to Ally
So you want to talk about white privilege
WATCH13th - Netflix
When They See Us - Netflix
Just Mercy - YouTube
The Hate U Give - Hulu
The Racial Wealth Gap, Explained S1:E1 - Netflix
Shame in the Game: Racism in Football - BBC3
The Death and Life of Marsha Johnson
I Am Not Your Negro
The Stonewall Uprising: 50 years of LGBT history
ChescaLeigh American comedian and activist
READSolitary by Albert Woodfox
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
How to be Anti-racist by Dr Ibram X Kendi
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Books for children
TED TALKS THAT TURN HEADS“We Need to Talk About an Injustice” Bryan Stevenson
"The Dangers of Whitewashing Black History” David Ikard
“Let’s Get to the Root of Racial Injustice” Megan Ming Francis
“How America's Public Schools Keep Children in Poverty” Kandice Summer
“The Symbols of Systemic Racism - and how to take away their power.” Paul Rucker
BLACK VOICES OF WOMEN WE LOVELayla F. Saad
Myisha T. Hill
Dr. Amie “Breeze” Harper
BIG FOUNDATIONS TAKING ACTION NOWNAACP Legal Defense Fund
Equal Justice Initiative
National Bail Out
NYC - Mutual Aid NYC
Defund the Police - Reclaim the Block
HELP FOR BUSINESSESFemily (USA)
Hustle Crew (UK)
By reading these resources you will learn something new, that will likely change your opinion. We all have a lot to unlearn about society and the subtleties of racism. The time to make a change, is now.