A Special Issue Of The Bite: How You Can Make A Difference
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.
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.
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:
What You Can Do:
Contact your sheriffs, your mayors, your governors, your senators, your 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 Floyd, Justice for Breonna Taylor, Justice For Regis Korchinski-Paquet, Color 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.