Black Lives Matter: Resources

A growing selection of resources we have found helpful in learning about and supporting anti-racism, along with actions we’re taking at Turf. Collaboratively compiled by the team.

Initiated by Indiana Larence

Letter templates, organisations, donation pages & petitions.

Put together by Perkin Amalaraj

With a focus on the black trans community & black women.

Put together by Alexis Williams

A US practitioner’s blog post looking at addressing racism at all levels.

Put together by Grace Attlee

Think and learn about anti-racism with this growing selection of writing by black writers and people of colour.

Put together by Jamila Prowse

A short summary on the social construct of race.

Put together by Emma Dabiri

A quick guide

Put together by Good Good Good

A US practitioner’s blog post looking at addressing racism at all levels

Put together by Uni of Southern California

Put together by Rania El Mugammar

What about Turf?

• Reflect demographics of Croydon in team, trustees and commissions. 

• Open up anon feedback more – reminders on site and socials and put in signatures. Change how we manage & process feedback – read over feedback together and make actions. 

• Do the same with assessing how we’re doing reaching audiences who reflect the demographics of Croydon & make actions.

• Use opportunities in programme to make space for conversations about race & inequality, respond more openly to local social context & social injustice in Croydon.

• As above make funding available to invite external criticism / writing / questioning – questions in the context of Croydon & art – make our internal conversations more public.

• Fundraising via a new edition channelled towards an organisation (or selection of orgs) who specifically support black communities and seek to address race inequality. 

•  Improve our library with more black authors and important reading & resources, available for anyone to use for free