Following Blackout Tuesday, Here’s How You Can Help Make A Change In Ireland

This is just the beginning of what we can do together.

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Following Blackout Tuesday, where across the world people posted in solidarity, sharing a black square to their social media feeds, today, we’re focusing on the ways we can make a change here in Ireland.

Ways that we can do better, be better and educate ourselves.

Want to make sure your impact is much more than just a post on Instagram? Here’s where to start…

GoFundMe

GoFundMe has seen a rise in donations to the following Irish campaigns supporting the Black Lives Matter movement in Ireland over the past couple of days. The following aim to support in various ways through grassroots organisations.

Black Pride Ireland 

Black Pride Ireland is a new organisation, launched in August 2019 and run by two full-time students in need of additional help to fund our future talks, lectures, workshops. Also using funds to buy gloves, masks, wipes and hand sanitizers, to hand out at future protests.

Support and donate here

MERJ

MERJ is a self-organised, grassroots, non-hierarchical group of migrant and ethnic minority women, trans and non-binary people organising in Ireland. Working in solidarity effort with other grassroots groups towards liberation by creating educational events, reproductive supports, and other meaningful endeavours.

Support and donate here

George Floyd’s family also set up a GoFundMe campaign to help cover funeral and legal costs, you can find that here.

Irish charities

Irish Network Against Racism

INAR (the Irish Network Against Racism) is a national network of anti-racism civil society organisations which aims to work collectively to highlight and address the issue of racism in Ireland. From educating yourself to reporting acts of racism via their app iReport, you can find all the useful links over on their website as well as how you can donate to their charity and use your voice here.

Sport Against Racism Ireland

Sport Against Racism Ireland was founded in Dublin in July 1997. Their non-profit charity has one mission – to promote and support cultural integration, social inclusion and cohesion in the Irish Republic, Northern Ireland and abroad by using sport as a medium. Combating racism, sectarianism, xenophobia, homophobia and all other forms of discrimination, you can donate here.

Want to get involved? Fill our their form here.

People to follow 

@ericacody

And aside from donations, one of the most important things you can do is to support the Black Lives Matter movement is to educate yourself and spread the message to those around you.

Focusing on working together, standing together and joining forces as one community, you can follow some Irish artists online here to help understand how you can play an important part.

Erica Cody

 

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Emma Dabiri 

 

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Nadine Reid 

 

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TV and books 

And when it comes to TV and literature resources, tonight Alison Spittle is throwing a Covid watch-along party to watch the powerful and moving Ana DuVernay documentary on racial inequality – 13th.

The documentary is on Netflix and you can join along tonight, June 3rd, by watching the movie at 9pm and using the hashtag #CovideoParty on Twitter to join the conversation.

We’re created a list of some important books to start reading here plus, a list of powerful quotes from celebrities across the world on the BLM movement here.

Everyone deserves to be heard, seen and celebrated and this is just the beginning of what we can do together.

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