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A Statement of Solidarity

In consideration of the events that have taken place over the last few weeks, we will be stopping our usual content schedule, to stand with every black member of our community and beyond. As a travel platform and community that aims to connect you to cultures worldwide, so many of the cultural scenes we cover at Trippin are birthed from black culture.

"What can we do better to create long lasting change? How can we encourage sustainable behaviours that are inclusive? How can we create awareness of racism within travel itself?"

We cannot and will not ignore the injustices constantly happening to the black community at the hands of institutionalised and systemic racism.

In reflecting on our role in this, we ask ourselves and our community, what can we do better to create long lasting change? How can we encourage sustainable behaviours that are inclusive? How can we create awareness of racism within travel itself?

Our role is to listen, share and set an example on how we can truly make a positive impact. Here are some resources which you can draw on to educate yourself, take action and stand with us regardless of geographic location.

Donations:

Minnesota Freedom Fund

Reclaim the Block

Unicorn Riot

George Floyd Memorial Fund

I Run with Maud

Black Visions Collective

Minneapolis Gas Mask Fund

Communities United Against Police Brutality

Know Your Rights Camp

Campaign Zero

Books:

The Autobiography of Malcolm X - Alex Haley & Malcolm X

Natives - Akala

Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates

This Book is Anti-Racist - Tiffany Jewel

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

I will Not Be Erased - Gal-dem

Born a Crime - Trevor Noah

The Fire Next Time - James Baldwin

Freedom is a Constant Struggle - Angela Y. Davis

So You Want to Talk About Race - Ijeoma Oluo

How To Be an Anti-Racist - Ibram Kendi

Educational material:

'75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice'

'Ruth Wilson Gilmore on COVID-19, Decarceration, and Abolition'

'Black Trans Men Face a Constant Threat of Police Violence'

'#SayHerName: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women'

Mapping Police Violence

'Towards the Horizon of Abolition: A Conversation with Mariame Kaba'

'The Pandemic is The Right Time to Defund the Police'

'The Problem with Research on Racial Bias and Police Shootings'

Stay tuned for more resources this week.

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