Black Lives Matter Resource Page

Black Lives Matter

Wolverhampton Students' Union is committed to tacking racism and injustice, especially those injustices faced by our students.

This webpage has been created as a way to share further information what individuals can do to help in the fight against oppression and racism and what we are doing as an organisation as part of this crucial global movement.

We encourage all students and staff to utilise this webpage and if there is anything you would like to add, to utilise the submission’s box at the bottom of this page. All submitted items will be sent to your Vice-President Diversity Officer.

'Belong, Believe, Achieve' is a series of profiles showcasing inspiring students and staff at the University of Wolverhampton.

We bring you a new story about someone achieving great things in our amazing community. Find out more by visiting our BBA Campaign page

Articles

On the Bristol Bus Boycott of 1963

The Uses of Anger - Audre Lorde

Decolonisation Is Not A Metaphor - Eve Tuck and K.W Yang

In Defence of Looting - Vicky Osterweil

On Anti-Blackness - Natalie Morris

The Colonial Logic of Grenfell - Nadine El-Enany

Metro UK: Article on anti-blackness

 

Books

Sister Outsider - Audre Lorde

Women, Race and Class / Are Prisons Obsolete? - Angela Davis

There Ain’t No Black In The Union Jack - Paul Gilroy

The West and The Rest - Stuart Hall

Learning To Divide The World - John Willinsky

Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race - Reni Eddo-Lodge

The Wretched of The Earth - Franz Fanon

Superior - Angela Saini

How Europe Underdeveloped Africa - Walter Rodney

Me And White Supremacy - Laayla F Saad

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist discovers her Superpower - Dr. Brittney Cooper

The Fire Next Time - James Baldwin

This Bridge called my back: Writings by Radical Women of Colour - Cherrie Moraga

Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire – Akala

The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale

 

Programmes

13th

When They See Us

Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker

Who Killed Malcolm X?

 

Videos

Toni Morrison’s Nobel Lecture

The History of Racism - Episode 1 (part 1/6), BBC

Priyamvada Gopal on Empire and Anti-Colonial Resistance

Student Support and Wellbeing (SSW) - you can speak to their advisors for 1-to-1 support and get advice.

Wolves SU Advice and Support – you can speak to advisors with concerns you may have. If you are struggling to complete your studies, you may be able to apply for extenuating circumstances, for example.

 

Articles

The Four Bodies: A Holistic Toolkit for Coping With Racial Trauma by Nappy Head Club

A toolkit for community, self-care tool kit for cultural trauma and hosting own healing space for your friends and family

Self-Care Tips for Black People Who Are Struggling With This Very Painful Week - Rachel Miller

Article on Black Men and toxic masculinity and self-care - Satya

Self-Care for Black Queer Men

101 ways to take care of yourself when the world feels overwhelming - Annie Wright

 

External places for therapeutic support

You can self-refer or refer through your GP to a local NHS Psychological Service for free / for young people - waiting times may vary

Nafsiyat - Intercultural Therapy Centre (get a referral for free short-term therapy, or pay for therapy)

Black, African and Asian therapy Network – Therapist directory with free services available

Imkaan – UK based, black feminist organisation dedicated to addressing domestic, sexual and familial violence against BME women and girls

Muslim Counsellors and Psychotherapist Network (MCAPN) - directory of Muslim counsellors

Muslim Youth Helpline - a helpline supporting Muslim young people (open 7 days a week, 4-10pm)

Black Minds Matter UK - free professional mental health resources in the UK

Black Thrive – UK partnership between communities to address black mental health inequalities

Inside Out UK – Blog, workshops and events that provide young adults with the tools and techniques to manage and optimise their mental wellbeing, sign up to newsletter for notification of upcoming events

 

Podcast

LobaLand x TheNapMinistry – rest then rise guided meditation for black community during this time of activism to help recharge energy and change the world for the better (all streaming platforms)

Let's Talk Bruh- A podcast exploring self-care for Black Men

Therapy for Black Girls- Mental Health Needs of Activists

Irresistible Movements Podcast

 

Social Media Pages

Rest for Resistance - a website for QTPoc Mental Health

@thenapministry – exploring importance of rest as a form of resistance and reparations

@therapyforblackgirls – mental health resources and podcasts

@blackandembodied – mental health therapist and social justice advocate

@rachel.cargle / @thegreatunlearn – resources, social justice and educational information/tools

@Reign x Shine

You can find out more about the Race Equality Charter (REC), which see the University and the Students’ Union working in join partnership, by visting the University's REC page

There are also FAQs around the Race Equality Charter which may be helpful

The University has a staff BAME network that aims to celebrate and increase awareness about ethnic and cultural diversity at the University of Wolverhampton and allow for a forward progression on the equality agenda by supporting the formulation and implementation of equality and diversity policies, in relation to race (including ethnic and national origin), religion and belief.

For more about this service visit the Staff BAME network

A Story Retold

A Story Retold has been developed as a piece of verbatim theatre. The work is truthful, authentic and raw. The stories presented are real-life experiences shared from our BAME students and voiced by actors.”

- Sophie Stanton & Kumba Mondewa (Graduate Teaching Assistants)

 

"This performance aims to provide an inclusive lens where the audience is able to get as close as possible in how the University is experienced by our BAME students, the social world around them and the impact on their wellbeing. This then allows all of us to really engage in and have healthy debate in how we embrace inclusivity."

- Dr Devinder Rana-Rai (Chair of the Inclusivity work-stream)

 



Next Steps

Your new student officers are spending the summer months planning their campaigns and priorities, including how we as an organisation continue to support this important movement. You can get in touch with officers via their webpages

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