Today, tomorrow and forever, Whitechapel Gallery stands in solidarity and support with black communities around the world. We have an individual and collective duty to do better.
All of us at Whitechapel Gallery have been thinking about the best way to express our support for the Black Lives Matter movement at this critical time. We are actively participating in raising awareness of the movement by encouraging supporting, donating, listening and learning:
1. Donate to the victims. Donate to the protesters. Donate to campaigns for justice. Donate to black owned businesses and organisations internationally.
Fund the movement. Donate by sharing BLM links. Donate your time. Help those who are disproportionately affected by COVID-19.
2. Sign petitions for change.
3. Educate, research, listen.
In addition to this useful Google Doc of relevant events and resources, you can head to our Instagram where we’ve complied a growing list of materials, allies and advocates.
It’s more important than ever that we also open the conversation beyond our walls, speak with our audiences and neighbours whilst using our platform to effect change. We have a lot of work to do ourselves and we’d love to hear from you. Don’t hesitate to get in touch.