Social and environmental justice are indivisible. But this is not a message that fits into a soundbite. To truly create change, we must engage people in conversations which reveal the truth about how the solutions to the crises we face are interdependent.
This page will act as an every evolving resource guide to support the very real need for folx to unlearn the systemic and violent racism of our white centred society. It is meant to encourage each one of us to commit to the everyday practice of identifying, challenging and changing the values, structures and behaviours which perpetuate racism in our society.
The Green Party believes that better is possible, and is committed to BAME and BPOC folx to create and enact regenerative and equitable policies which make it possible to equitably distribute wealth, health and wellbeing while protecting our natural resources and environment for future generations.
As Greens of Colour recently shared: “Allyship is about realising that we have far more power working together than just as individuals. Ultimately, a true commitment to anti-racism can’t be about just yourself or reading a couple of books – it’s got to be about the collective power of all of us.”
SO HOW CAN YOU BE AN ALLY?
TWO. DONATE REGULARLY TO GREENS OF COLOUR: By doing so, you are financially supporting the labour of BAME people who are fighting for more BAME / POC representation in politics.
THREE. INVEST IN LIFELONG (UN)LEARNING: As stated above, reading books, watching films, listening to podcasts is a great way to self educate and strengthen self and societal awareness for internally dismantling supremacy, external work is also important. Volunteer with a BAME/BPOC led organisation in your community, work towards anti-racist laws and policies, support BAME/POC movements … together we can create a society built on regenerative equity.
This book list was put together by a (paid) Black educator for The Anti-racism Book Club who have kindly allowed us to share this resource with you. 7% of all sales will go to Greens Of Colour, the rest goes to independent book stores and the non-white author of these titles.
You can join a monthly virtual anti-racism book club by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org “This Book Club has been founded due to the very real need for WP to take responsibility in anti-racism work in our own communities and create spaces in our lives for uncomfortable conversations to happen, sparking progressive and lasting change”.
Podcasts: Parenting Forward podcast episode ‘Five Pandemic Parenting Lessons with Cindy Wang Brandt, Fare of the Free Child podcast, Integrated Schools podcast episode “Raising White Kids with Jennifer Harvey”, Yikes Podcast
Articles: How White Parents Can Talk To Their Kids About Race | NPR, Teaching Your Child About Black History Month | PBS, Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup from Pretty Good | “Why is this happening?” — an introduction to police brutality from 100 Year Hoodie
FILMS & TV
The Work | 13th | American Son I Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 I Blindspotting I Clemency I Dear White People I Fruitvale Station I I Am Not Your Negro I If Beale Street Could Talk I Just Mercy I King In The Wilderness I See You Yesterday I Selma I The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution I The Hate U Give I When They See Us