Black Lives Matter
Tuesday 21st July 2020
Like so many of you, we at Creation Trust are shocked and deeply saddened by the murder of George Floyd by Police Officers in Minneapolis in May 2020. In the aftermath of the killing, these feeling were shared by thousands across the world who are protesting against the unjust treatment of Black People.
Creation Trust is aware that racism is not unique to the United States. Racism exists in the UK. The definition of racism, is both prejudice combined with social and institutional power and a system of advantage based on skin colour.
Black people in the UK are 5 times more likely to have force used against them by the Police. It has also been long documented that racism impacts the outcome for Black Communities in terms of educational attainment, employment, housing options, career prospects, wealth and life expectancy. More recently, The Office of National Statistics has also found that black people are four times more likely to die of Coronavirus.
Creation Trust is an Anti-Racist Organisation. At the core of our work in the community is advocating for diversity and trying to ensure that everyone has equal opportunities and equal chances.
We know that we still need to constantly develop in order to maintain a service that is inclusive to all, therefore we are eager to listen to your views in order to do so.
If there are any Anti-Racism issues you would like to raise in terms of our services please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Where requested contact will be strictly treated in confidence.
We are continuing a journey of learning and education and we have found the following websites useful. We have shared a lot more resources on our website. creationtrust.org/black-lives-matter
SE17Working Support for those who are experiencing racism as a barrier to employment and/or career progression http://www.se17working.co.uk/
BlackLivesMatter Join the movement for Freedom, Liberation and Justice by signing up for updates, supporting their work blacklivesmatter.com
Gal Dem are an online and print publication focusing on perspectives of women & non-binary people of colour. gal-dem.com/
The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, The organisation “aims to be a fitting legacy to Stephen’s memory” by supporting young people “to transform their lives by overcoming disadvantage and discrimination” stephenlawrence.org.uk/
Green & Black Cross This organisation has helpful guidance on your rights when protesting (see https://greenandblackcross.org/guides/key-advice/
Free Books - In the mini library outside the Creation office on Beaconsfield Road we will ensure that there is a good range of literature from Black authors for people of all ages. Help yourselves and please donate books that you have enjoyed.