#KCLACSCARES

Like so many of you, we are emotionally exhausted by the recurring theme of state sanctioned killing on Black bodies under white supremacy.

How many more Floyds must die before we know justice? The work of dismantling the illegality of being Black cannot rest solely in our hands.

For the past few days the committee has been pooling our resources to create an initiative to not only support our members but to encourage all of us to inform, act and support our community. #KCLACSCARES will be up tonight and we hope it brings you all to a better place of understanding however with that education we hope you act. Our community is under fire and we must band together so we hope you continue to share the information and encourage participation. We hope to support you and urge you support each other. Stay safe and as Dr King said “Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”

-the KCL ACS committee


WEBSITES:
Campaign Zero https://www.joincampaignzero.org  (especially useful is the research page that has dozens of educational resources https://www.joincampaignzero.org/#research)
Black Lives Mattter https://blacklivesmatter.com/

ARTICLES:
– On the Windrush Scandal and the British Government “hostile environment” policy (UK): https://www.jcwi.org.uk/windrush-scandal-explained
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-51961933 https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/aug/27/hostile-environment-anatomy-of-a-policy-disaster#maincontent 

– About Tony McDade, a black trans man who was recently killed in Florida by police (US): https://www.hrc.org/blog/hrc-mourns-tony-mcdade-black-transgender-man-killed-in-florida 

– On why cash bail gives rich, white people an unfair advantage (US): https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/11/nyregion/how-does-bail-work-and-why-do-people-want-to-get-rid-of-it.html 

– On racially disproportionate use of force by British law enforcement (UK): https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-44214748 

– On the Breonna Taylor case (US): https://www.thecut.com/2020/05/breonna-taylor-louisville-shooting-police-what-we-know.html 

– On a ongoing police brutality investigation into Birmingham police (UK): https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/may/29/iopc-launches-investigation-into-alleged-police-brutality-in-birmingham 

– A more in depth academic journal article on police brutality affecting black women (US): https://scholarship.law.ufl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1828&context=facultypub 
^^^ shorter article on the same topic: https://www.nfg.org/news/sayhername-resisting-police-brutality-against-black-women

links to these accounts:
https://www.instagram.com/blklivesmatter/
https://www.instagram.com/blmuk/
https://www.instagram.com/rachel.cargle/
https://www.instagram.com/munroebergdorf/
https://www.instagram.com/legallyblackuk/
https://www.instagram.com/kinfolknetwork/
https://www.instagram.com/kuchenga/
https://www.instagram.com/laylafsaad/
https://www.instagram.com/shishi.rose/
https://www.instagram.com/monachalabi/
https://www.instagram.com/ohhappydani/

– Color of Change petition to arrest and criminally charge the officers that stood by as Floyd died: 
https://act.colorofchange.org/sign/justiceforfloyd_george_floyd_minneapolis 

– Petition for justice for Breonna Taylor: https://www.change.org/p/andy-beshear-justice-for-breonna-taylor 

– Petition for justice for Tony McDade: https://www.change.org/p/black-lives-matter-activists-justice-for-tony-mcdade 

Donations:

For George Floyd’s family: https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd 

To the Minnesota Freedom Fund (helping bail out protestors who cannot afford cash bail): https://minnesotafreedomfund.org 65

To the American Civil Liberties Union: https://action.aclu.org/give/now?ms_aff=NAT&initms_aff=NAT&ms=web_horiz_nav_hp&initms=web_horiz_nav_hp&ms_chan=web&initms_chan=web&redirect=node/65102 

To the Black Lives Matter organisation: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019 

To Black Youth Project 100 (a member based organisation working towards justice and freedom for black people from a feminist/LGBTQ+/intersectional lens): 

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/byp100-1

To the NAACP: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/naacp-1 

To Reclaim the Block (a grassroots organisation in MN recommended by the MN freedom fund that “organizes Minneapolis community and city council members to move money from the police department into other areas of the city’s budget that truly promote community health and safety”) https://secure.everyaction.com/zae4prEeKESHBy0MKXTIcQ2 

vocals: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0bSMx2ZOQL0LfrgO0hGRZ2?si=V707CWM5RL-J9Up_Eq9zUw

theAMclub #3: https://music.apple.com/gb/playlist/theamclub-3/pl.u-ZmblVDWuvdGLXGl

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3YWgDJVw2YxmpSThynmsnd?si=daS7QmucQ9W4vOrZVlGlQQ

chill rap: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3BjIMf2iV3MtnNprlQtgQL?si=gTlMajd9R1-xO8VF9g4RKQ

drown in emotions:

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