05 Jun 2020

Black Lives Matter Statement and Resources

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”
Martin Luther King Jr.

Following on from our social media post earlier this week regarding Blackout Tuesday, the NYMAZ team have compiled a list of articles, websites, donation platforms and resources that we have found practical, thought provoking and / or informative. A few of the resources would be suitable for young children (we have included lists of children’s books) and we have marked these with an asterisk. However, most links and resources are more suitable for teenagers and adults. Some items relate to music, but mostly this list relates to broadening knowledge, and examining inequality and bias.

We know that this is only a start. We will continue our research and learning, and update this list regularly.

Please let us know your thoughts, share your own findings with the team, and tell us how you think we can improve how we operate here at NYMAZ.

We are all lifelong learners, and we are aware that both individually and collectively we have lots of work to do.

Reading list from Bustle.com
Coretta Scott King Book Award Winners - given to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values *
Embrace Race booklist for children *
Black Writers Forum - consider buying from publishers or bookshops run by members of the Black community
Reading list from theeverymom.com *

Donation Platforms
Minnesota Freedom Fund
Black Lives Matter
The Bail Project

Tallahassee Symphony plus panel discussion
Ted Talk with three founders of Black Lives Matter
Ted Talk Playlist
Ted Talk on microaggressions
2 films, 30 years apart follow the black men imprisoned for crimes for which they both continued to protest their innocence. *Both these films contain very upsetting scenes but give an insight into the social injustices faced by the black community.*
Fourteen Days in May filmed in1987
The Kalief Browder Story filmed in 2017 

To Listen
Official BLM playlist on Spotify
Word of mouth Radio 4
The language of power and inequality in education and leadership

Black Curriculum
Decolonising the Curriculum
Jenetta Hurst- Music education leader

Rachel Cargle
Black Lives Matter
Guide to Allyship
Reclaim the Block
The Show Must Be Paused
The Every Mom website *
The Great Unlearn (Instagram), curated by Rachel Cargle
York Racial Equality Network
Black Lives Matter list of ways you can help

BAME Community Resources
Mental health resources for BAME communities
Mental Health
BAME in Mind
The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network
An online community for people of colour in the social impact sector
Support for autistic young people to understand more about inclusion and diversity

Youth Music resource list
Interesting articles which signpost ways for individuals to take action
Jenn Raven of Sound Connections presentation about how Music Education organisations and Music Educators can develop an anti-racist professional practice.
Diversified Media

Downloadable Version can be found below.

“It starts with self-examination and listening to those whose lives are different from our own. It ends with justice, compassion, and empathy that manifests in our lives and on our streets.”
Michelle Obama

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