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A Special Issue Of The Bite: How You Can Make A Difference
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A Special Issue Of The Bite: How You Can Make A Difference

June 2, 2020

Horror belongs in our movies, not in our streets. This week’s issue of The Bite is dedicated to providing resources and information to help the horror community stand up and support organizations who are working to help bring an end to police brutality at the expense of Black lives and to make ours a more just world.

Black Lives Matter. 


From The Community

FUNDRAISERS, RESOURCES AND MORE

Horror icon Keith David shared a call for safe action to affect change.

Birth.Movies.Death. is putting together a huge fundraiser in support of Black Lives Matter with some amazing prizes.

Joy Robinson put out a call to arms to help support Black creators in the horror community, and their thread is full of amazing artists, filmmakers, journalists, and authors.

Blood Quantum star and York University Associate Professor Michael Greyeyes has been sharing helpful resourcesfor self-education.

LL Cool J bore all in this impassioned rap on Instagram.

Playstation released a statement showing solidarity with the Black community, making the responsible call to sideline their PS5 event in favor of holding space for those fighting against injustice.

FANGORIA shared a helpful infographic on how to protect yourself from tear gas and pepper spray for those joining in protests.

Mondo released a statement highlighting Blackout Tuesday and offering other suggestions for ways we can all help.

Edinburgh-based literary zine announced an extension of their submission deadlines for Black writers specifically, to make more room for their voices…

… and Salem Horror Fest is issuing waivers for all Black and minority filmmakers.


Black Lives Matter

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Where You Can Donate:

Black Health Alliance

Black Legal Action Centre

Black Lives Matter

Black Visions Collective

Color Of Change

Communities United Against Police Brutality

Justice For Amaud Arbery Fundraiser

Justice For Breonna Taylor Petition And Fundraiser

Minnesota Freedom Fund

The Movement For Black Lives

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

National Bail Out Fund – Free Black Mamas

Official George Floyd Memorial Fund

Official Justice For Regis GoFundMe

What You Can Do:

Listen and learn — Find out how to be a better ally, read books on racial justicelisten to podcasts and watch movies about racial injustice and inequality.

Contact your sheriffs, your mayors, your governors, your senatorsyour representatives and demand change.

Post on social media. Share resources. Be active.

Get involved with your local Black Lives Matter chapter — find yours here.

Sign petitions such as Justice For George FloydJustice for Breonna TaylorJustice For Regis Korchinski-PaquetColor Of Change’s #JusticeForFloyd Petition, this petition calling for the police officers who murdered George Floyd to be charged as such, or this petition calling for the disbarment of George E. Barnhill. You can find more here.

Confront everyday racism wherever you see it, and help when you can by educating people. This means having the difficult conversations with your friends, family members, coworkers, or even bystanders who you see exhibiting racist behaviour.

Hold police accountable — if you see an interaction between police and a black person, document it as safely as possible by filming and declaring your presence.

Learn more about what privilege means and how it applies to you.

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