When COVID-19 began to spread across the world, we asked ourselves ‘how can we help?’
Now, in the wake of George Floyd’s death, our question is the same. Doing nothing is not an option.
We support the Black Lives Matter movement and its efforts to bring justice, healing and freedom to Black people across the globe.
We recognise that COVID-19 is having a disproportionate impact on Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. In order to best serve those who need it the most, we are highlighting organisations that are led by BIPOC or serve these communities. To most effectively do this, we are consulting widely. If you have any organisations or projects you would like to share, we would love to hear from you.
But we also know that BIPOC people’s vulnerability to COVID-19 does not exist in a vacuum. It is partly the result of centuries of racial injustice. The disproportionate impact of the virus is itself a symptom of something bigger. Our efforts will only ever form a small part of broader necessary changes.
Therefore, in order to understand our place in building a society which recognises that Black Lives Matter, we are listening. Our question to you is: how can we help?