Our diverse community in Hammersmith & Fulham is home to people from many different nationalities and ethnicities. And in this time of cultural change, we stand in solidarity and support for equality, as well as actions that can help make our little borough (and the rest of the world) a fairer and safer place.
As we honour those who’ve fallen victim to racial discrimination, we would like to provide you with some materials that help to promote awareness around the issue. Below you will find a list of suggested materials to help you bolster your learning, cultivate awareness and reflect on some of the challenges that others around us might face. We hope that together we can continue building a more compassionate, inclusive borough.
Systematic Racism Explained
This short video offers an explanation of what systematic racism really means. It's a useful guide for understanding some of the issues we face as a society.
Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organisation in the US, UK, and Canada, that stands to combat and counter acts of violence inflicted on black communities. They have put together a large library of resources for those who are looking to expand their awareness on the subject.
Talking About Race
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture has launched Talking About Race, a new online portal designed to help individuals, families and communities talk about racism and racial identity.
Learning about Social Justice and Advocacy
ARRAY 101 is a new online education initiative that shares learning guides for the company’s films and television series with students all over the world free of charge. They are a good resource to anyone looking to expand their knowledge of social justice and advocacy.
Unconscious Bias Test
This unconscious bias test developed by Project Implicit will help you understand your hidden biases.
Compassion Visualisation Meditation
Compassion Visualization is a practice that aims to help find centre or enhance capacity for compassion.
Films to Watch:
American Son (Netflix)
When They See Us (Netflix)
If Beale Street Could Talk (Hulu)
I Am Not Your Negro
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution