Black Lives Matter resources

The brutal murder of George Floyd has sent ripples throughout the world as those who support an end to the systematic killing of people of colour take to the streets, and raise their voices in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. You can read our statement here.

One request that we have heard repeatedly from the BAME community is that it is incumbent upon those of us who are white or white-passing to educate ourselves about anti-black racism. Or, as our Rabbis would say, “צא ולמד – tze u’lmad – Go out and learn.” This quote comes from the Passover Haggadah, the great myth of our ancestors’ journey from oppression to liberation. Our tradition encourages us to see actively pursuing learning as a quintessential piece of the work of bringing about a more just world.

Here is a list of resources that we can recommend for those in our community who are white or white-passing, so that we can be better allies to the people of colour in our community and beyond:

 

Racism in the UK & Europe

Afropean by Johnny Pitts

Brit(ish) by Afua Hirsch

Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire by Akala

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

 

Jewish Voices on Racism

“Why I’m Using My Privilege as a White Rabbi to Join the Black Lives Matter Protests” by Rabbi Emily Cohen

Congregation Beth Tikvah Coffee Klatsch with Jared Jackson from Jews in ALL Hues

T’ruah Black Lives Matter Resource Page

JW3 Panel: Black Lives Matter Everywhere

Jewish Racial Justice Resources from the Jewish Racial Justice Roundtable

Sermon by Avi Rose-Walsh at Finchley Reform Synagogue 

Believe Us: Black Jews Respond to the George Floyd Protests in Their Own Words

Racism Within the Jewish Community by Elisheva Rishon

 

Intersectional Veganism

“Why Animal Rights Activists Must Stand Up for Black Lives” by Zachary Toliver

“Decolonizing Veganism” by Yasir Piracha

“Dismantling White Veganism” by Vegan Voices of Color

How to Be an Intersectional Vegan by The Plant-Based Bride

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