At SCVS we have been taking time to listen and reflect on what we can do to contribute to meaningful change for a fair, just and equitable Wales and global community and to ensure that black lives really do matter to us.

As a predominantly white organisation, we know we have to work harder to live up to our values, to address racial injustice and its interface with structural inequalities related to race, gender, class and disability.

Our staff are sharing resources with each other, that are helping us learn and reflect together and start our journey of change as an organisation wanting to be a strong ally.

For those already deeply engaged in this work, we acknowledge your struggle and we commit to listening and supporting you more actively to end systemic racism. For those not already engaged in this work we invite you to join us on this journey.

We are sharing the resources we are finding useful at the moment, there are resources primarily focused on organisations and some that are focused on individuals - our staff, our volunteers and our Board.

Resources for organisations, particularly in the third sector:

Charity so White

Barriers that BAME People face in the charity sector

Are charities doing enough to support Black Lives Matter

Race Equality and Justice in the Charity Sector

What does ethnic diversity really look like in the Charity Sector?

Runnymead Trust Publication & Resource Library

All in it together? The impact of coronavirus on BAME people in Wales 

Resources for individuals:

Interactive opportunities

Answer a set of questions to assess your privilege

Attend the Privilege Café: This virtual cafe is a safe space to create a new inclusive environment. Be empowered, be confident and let’s talk privilege. Follow on twitter at @privilegecafe email [email protected] to get the zoom link

Become a change maker

Toolkits for change

To inspire conversation with young people George Floyd: Newsround special programme on US protests and racism - CBBC Newsround

And this, collated by 42nd Street


  • Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • Me and White Supremacy by Layla F Saad
  • White Fragility by Robin Diangelo
  • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • Between the World and I  by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Natives by Akala
  • How to Argue with a Racist by Adam Rutherford
  • Brit(ish) by Afua Hirsch
  • Don’t Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri
  • The Windrush Betrayal by Amelia Gentleman
  • Black and British by David Olusoga
  • How to Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kandi
  • Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult 
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • Space Invaders: Race, Gender and Bodies Out of Place by Nirmal Puwar
  • So You Want to Talk About Race By Ijeoma Oluo 

And for young people - Anti racist books for children and teens


  • Selma by Ava DuVernay
  • I Am Not Your Negro by Raoul Peck
  • If Beale Street Could Talk by Barry Jenkins
  • Do The Right Thing by Spike Lee
  • Boyz N The Hood by John Singleton
  • BlackkKlansman by Spike Lee
  • The Help by Tate Taylor


  • Still Processing, hosted by Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris (The New York Times)
  • Pod Save the People, hosted by Deray Mckesson (Crooked Media)
  • 1619, hosted by Nikole Hannah Jones (The New York Times)
  • Code Switch, hosted by Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby (NPR)

Code Black, co-founded by Renee Duncan, Bunmi Adeoye and Maxine McDonald (Code Black Communicator Network)