Video: How to be Anti-Racist in Aid
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The recent killing of George Floyd and subsequent #BlackLivesMatter protests in the US and globally have reinvigorated discussions about anti-Black racism in all parts of society.
The global development and humanitarian aid sector has its own share of issues on racism that remains to be addressed. We believe this is a critical moment to hold a discussion on racism within the aid community.
This video is a recording of the online event:
Stephanie Kimou (@StephKimou)
Founder & Lead Consultant, PopWorks Africa
Marie-Rose Romain Murphy (@romainmurphy)
Co-Founder, Haiti Community Foundation & ESPWA, Inc.
Naomi Tulay-Solanke (@communityheal10)
Founder & Executive Director, Community Healthcare Initiative
Arbie Baguios (@arbiebaguios)
Founder, Aid Re-imagined
You can keep the conversation going on Twitter with the hashtag #AntiRacistInAid.
Towards the end of the discussion, we invited participants to share the actions they personally commit to take to be anti-racist in aid. You can view the commitments here.
Doing the work
Reading list on anti-racism specifically for aid workers, put together by the Fifty Shades of Aid community: https://bit.ly/2UvYM2F
Compilation of resources on anti-racism in general: https://bit.ly/2MSfIvP
Aid Re-imagined’s mission is to help usher the evolution of aid towards justice and effectiveness through deep, radical, and evidence-based reflection and research — unafraid to venture beyond the realm of development and humanitarianism, using insights from philosophy, economics, politics, anthropology and sociology, as well as management. Aid Re-imagined stands for a more just and effective aid for our new, ever-changing world.