Reflecting on the death of George Floyd and the importance of Human Rights

The aim of this session is to allow you to reflect on the Black Lives Matter movement, the death of George Floyd and the importance of human rights for all. Hopefully, it will also remind you that the acts of…

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The aim of this session is to allow you to reflect on the Black Lives Matter movement, the death of George Floyd and the importance of human rights for all. Hopefully, it will also remind you that the acts of a small minority do not reflect the beliefs or practises of the majority. It should also allow us to reflect on positive ways forward.

George Floyd’s death has sparked protests across the US and the rest of the world, with demonstrators desperately calling for an end to police violence and racial injustice. If you want to find out more, have a look at this link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52813673%C2%A0

In the link below you will find all of 30 articles from the Declaration of Human Rights:
https://www.amnesty.org.uk/resources/document-universal-declaration-human-rights-simplified

You can find a PowerPoint version of this resource by visiting:
https://thelinkingnetwork.org.uk/home-learning-resources/secondary-ideas-and-resources/

You can support and help defend the rights of other by sharing your voice and raising awareness within your school and communities through the following ways:

You can write to your Member of Parliament about your concerns: https://www.parliament.uk/get-involved/contact-your-mp/

You can also donate funds to organisations like these:
https://uk.gofundme.com/c/act/justice-and-equality?pc=gfm_UK_racismhomepage&lang=UK&utm_source=Homepage&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=gfm_UK_George

Taking care of our mental health is vital, below are some places where you can get support if needed:
Young Minds have a free 24 hour crisis text messenger service. Their website has lots of great ideas too. See www.youngminds.org.uk

The Mix crisis messenger text service provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you’re aged 25 or under you can text THEMIX to 85258

AnxietyUK have lots of resources to help manage anxiety on their website www.anxietyuk.org.uk plus a helpline 03444 775 774 to talk to someone between 9.30 and 5.30, Mon-Fri. They also have a dedicated email support@anxietyuk.org.uk

Childline is a free and confidential service where you can talk about anything. They have several ways to get in touch with a counsellor, including an email form, 1-2-1 Chat, and a free helpline (0800 1111) that is open daily from 9am to Midnight The Samaritans have a 24/7 free phoneline so you can talk to someone any time. Call 116 123

You can download other resources from:
https://thelinkingnetwork.org.uk/home-learning-resources

You can send your peace rainbow to info@thelinkingnetwork.org.uk and we will be able to share your work with other schools across the country through social media.

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