LDC Stands in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter
Ways to Show Your Support
By Amanda Fullalove, Events at Lone Design Club
2 June 2020
Image source: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/08/black-lives-matter-movement-explained/
Calling for justice for George Floyd an end to police brutality and the racial inequality steeped into our society.
Recent events have seen mass protests across key cities all over the world, predominantly America, following the murder of George Floyd. Described as a gentle giant and a family man, Floyd, who was originally arrested after a shop keeper reported him for using a counterfeit bill, died after a police officer knelt on his neck for 8 minutes. Since this shocking event, protests have broken out with all types of people calling for an end to racism, for good. In our community we see people coming together to show their support for this need for change. We ask our community to speak out and their stories. Here are some ways you can support the cause.
Image source: https://blacklivesmatter.com/
At LDC, we stand in solidarity with Black, Indigenous and POC communities impacted daily by social injustices.
We are about empowering a united and inclusive community. We are committed to doing anti-racism work ourselves and upholding those standards within our community. We want to show our support in as many ways as we can.
We strongly believe in the need for change and we want to open this discussion within our community.
We want to use our platform to raise our voices, open the conversation, and spread the word in support of the racial injustice the black community faces on a daily basis.
We want to see the treatment of equality and fairness that is deserved to the all black men, women, transgender and LGBTQ+ members of any social background of this society, because that is what is right.
Ways you can support.
Sign the petition - There are many petitions you can sign to help. On Change.org there are a number of petitions asking for new laws to be put in place and better education to children on racism. Additionally, call for better research into ethical injustice during COVID19 and to demand more from the government. See more here.
Use your voice - Share your thoughts and feelings. Social Media is a great tool to show solidarity and ask questions.
Educate yourself - If you are not a POC it is important to educate yourself. This is not the time to be silent on your opinions, this is a movement that is directly affecting the lives of people around you. Have conversations and show your support.
Protest - If you are able, you can join a protest near you, taking place across the US, UK and many other countries, this an opportunity to make a direct impact and stand together. Do your research to find your local protest.
Donate - We recommend donating to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, proceeds will provide funds for protestors for bail money to avoid being imprisoned. Additionally by donating to Black Lives Matter, your money will go towards supporting their movement and fight against state sanctioned violence and the liberation of black people. You can find more information and make your donation here.
Protesting Safely During COVID19
If you are looking to join a protest in London or any other city, please do it safely. The risk of coronavirus and the worry of its spread, still remains an issue at large. To ensure the safety of yourself and others, ensure that you wear a mask, gloves, goggles and any other suitable forms of protection. Please also remember to wear nondescript clothing, suncream and maintain a safe 2 meter distance from other protestors, as much as possible. If you are unable to protest owing to location or health reasons; please stay safely at home and sign the petition.