Hey! I haven't posted on here in a while but I wanted to make sure I'm using every platform I have to spread awareness on important issues.

I know this isn't like my usual Spotify playlist articles or my new favourite songs, but it is so much more important.

I'm going to list a bunch of carrds that include educational resources, information as well as petitions to sign and places to donate.

BLACK LIVES MATTER

these carrds are so helpful and include educational videos, anti-racism resources as well as a google doc with so many recommendations for movies, tv-series, books, music and even a glossary of terms.

https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/

this carrd has links to several other carrds that are written in different languages!: https://blacklivesmatteresources.carrd.co/

YEMEN

"Yemen is the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, with more than 24 million people – some 80 per cent of the population – in need of humanitarian assistance, including more than 12 million children. Since the conflict escalated in March 2015, the country has become a living hell for the country’s children." - UNICEF
these carrds will provide you with more educational resources and places to donate so that you can find out more about the ongoing crisis in Yemen. there is even a summarised version so please consider reading it.

https://yemencrisis.carrd.co/
https://yemenhumancrisis.carrd.co/

PALESTINE

On July 1st, Israel is planning to annex more of Palestinian territory. This will leave 300,000 Palestinians displaced. July 1st is tomorrow. Petitions aren't enough in this case. Continue to sign them, but please also consider donating, emailing your local politicians and raising awareness!!

https://helppalestine.carrd.co/

this carrd in particular has really helpful information on Palestine's history and i recommend reading it to become more educated.
https://free-palestine.carrd.co/#end

CURRENT WORLD ISSUES

these carrds include multiple other carrds and links to almost all the current issues happening in the world right now.

https://issuesintheworld.carrd.co/
https://issuesaroundtheworld.carrd.co/
https://dotherightthing.carrd.co/

MORE TIPS & RESOURCES:

DONATING

  • DO NOT donate to change.org, they use the money to "promote" the petition you signed rather than donating it to the cause you're signing for.
  • if you don't have money to donate, don't worry! there are multiple videos that use their ad revenue to raise money for donations, you can find these within the carrd links. however, when watching the videos, DO NOT SKIP THE ADS!

PETITIONS

  • although signing change.org petitions can be helpful, please also look out for petitions from your government (i.e. UK government has hundreds of petitions on their website - if it gets 10,000 signatures, the government responds and if it gets 100,000 it gets debated in parliament.)
  • if you create an account for change.org, it means you don't have to verify your email each time you sign a petition.
  • consider going a step further with petitions and email your local politician about these important issues. there are multiple email templates that you can use or you can write one on your own! i have heard that if you just copy and paste the templates it isn't as effective so i recommend changing a few words!

here is a thread regarding emailing: https://twitter.com/skylightcandy/status/1277642459988836360?s=20

OTHER WAYS TO HELP - APPS

  • freerice - an app where you answer questions, and for every question you get correct, they donate grains of rice to the world food programme.
  • ecosia - use this instead of google, and for every search they will plant a tree!
  • charity miles - every time you run, walk, cycle etc. this will donate money!

for more apps check out this twitter thread:
https://twitter.com/tbsIangeI/status/1277833161485905921?s=20

WE MUST BE THE CHANGE WE WANT TO SEE. EDUCATE YOURSELF AND THOSE AROUND YOU. CONTINUE TO SPEAK UP AND USE YOUR VOICE, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY LISTEN TO AND AMPLIFY THE VOICES THAT ARE AFFECTED. SIGN PETITIONS, DONATE. THESE ISSUES ARE NOT A TREND, WE MUST KEEP GOING.

*if there is any misinformation or something you think i should change/add to this article PLEASE message me and let me know! thank you for reading.