The Scottish Library and Information Council is an anti-racist organisation which supports the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

We believe in a world that celebrates diversity and are committed to educating ourselves and standing against racism, inequality and prejudice.

To help raise awareness we have collated a selection of anti-racist resources below. Librarians can share these resources with their members, networks and communities.

We are continually updating our resource pages and welcome suggested additions. If you would like to add any resources to this page please get in touch with the SLIC Team by emailing info@scottishlibraries.org

BEMIS is the national Ethnic Minorities led umbrella body supporting the development of the Ethnic Minorities Voluntary Sector in Scotland and the communities this sector represents.

It aims to empower the diverse Ethnic Minority third sector.

 

Black Lives Matter is a global organisation established in 2013. It aims to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on black communities. 

Their website has a large variety of resources including tookits, reports and petitions.

 

Black Minds Matter is a non-profit organisation that aims to empower communities to take charge of the improvements they want to see. It works with 13-25-year-olds who are passionate about creating a more equal and just society for all.

 

 

A Scottish racial equality charity based in Glasgow which focuses on working to eliminate racial discrimination and harassment and promote racial justice across Scotland.

 

The ENAR combines advocacy for racial equality and facilitating cooperation among civil society anti-racism actors in Europe. It's mission is to make decisive progress towards racial equality in all EU member states. 

 

 

 

Runnymede is an independent race equality think tank. It uses methods such as research, debate and policy engagement to challenge race inequality. 

 

 

Saheliya is a mental health and wellbeing support organisation for black, minority, ethnic, asylum seeker, refugee and migrant women and girls in the Edinburgh and Glasgow areas.

They offer outreach work, counselling and complementary therapies amongst other services.

 

Show Racism The Red Card provides training sessions, educational workshops and lots of resources with the purpose of tackling racism in society. It utilises the high profile status of football and football players to publicise the message.

 

Stand Up To Racism organises events throughout Britain. There are many local groups in Scotland. You can also find resources on their website. 

 

The charitable trust works with young people from 13 to 30 to inspire and enable them to succeed in the career of their choice. 

 

A leading national organisation which challenges all forms of Hate Crime and discrimination. Stop Hate UK provides independent, confidential and accessible reporting and support for victims, witnesses and third parties.

 

The Open University has made a number of courses free to support learning in light of the current Black Lives Matter Movement.

 

  • Race, Ethnicity and Crime
    A one hour study which briefly examines the relationships between race and ethnicity. Also examining crime, criminalisation and criminal justice.

 

 

 

 

  • Modern Slavery:
    15 hour study designed to develop an understanding of the international system of human rights protection in relation to modern slavery, but also encourages an appreciation of the influence of International Human Rights Law on the development of the domestic system of human rights protection. 

 

  • Social Problems: Who Makes Them?:
    20 hour study which looks at anti-social behaviour, homelessness, drugs, mental illness: all problems in todays society. But what makes a social problem?

 

UK Black Pride organises an annual celebration during pride month as well as activities throughout the year in and around the UK. It is Europe's largest celebration of LGBTQ people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American descent.