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Closed 06/11/2020

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£315
raised of £500 target by 19 supporters

    Weʼve raised £315 to get anti-racist literature into the hands of those who want to educate themselves

    Funded on Friday, 6th November 2020

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    Borrowing the idea from the amazing fundraising initiative by Dr Jess Wade which is helping to distribute free books that fight for racial justice: Superior by Angela Saini and Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge. I wanted to follow suit and help spread the word of a book that really helped to open my eyes and shape my thinking about race and class in the UK: Akala's 'Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire'.

    This fundraising campaign will be used to buy copies of Akala's 'Natives' and to distribute them to people who want to educate themselves. All proceeds will be used to buy / ship books. The only condition is that you don't only read the books, but you share them, discuss them, and join the fight to make the world a more fair place.

    Seeking some advice. Rather than buy the books from Amazon or a large bookstore, it would be great to buy from black owned bookstores. Can anyone help with recommendations?

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    • Douglas Booker4 months ago
      Douglas Booker

      Douglas Booker

      4 months ago

      Hi everyone, Just a quick update now that the fundraising page is closed. In the end we partnered with Lancaster University's black history month. The uni matched the fundraising amount which meant we could get 100 copies of Natives! They also ran a series of reading groups to discuss the book (see here https://lancaster.libguides.com/blackhistorymonth) Thanks again for your support! All the best, Doug

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    19

    • Josh Sendall

      Josh Sendall

      Sep 7, 2020

      Best wishes :)

    • James

      James

      Sep 4, 2020

      Praise be Doug, solid idea pal

      £10.00

    • Mai

      Mai

      Sep 4, 2020

      £29.00

    • Caroline

      Caroline

      Sep 4, 2020

      Love this idea - and your choice of title! Wishing you all the very best with your fundraising.

      £10.00

    • Anna

      Anna

      Jun 26, 2020

      Belated Happy Birthday Doug!!

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 19, 2020

      Hey, want to get a drink some time?

    • Martyn

      Martyn

      Jun 19, 2020

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