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Black at Uber – Showing our support for the movement

June 10 / United Kingdom

We stand in solidarity with those from Black communities who are grappling with deep emotions arising from acts of racism and injustice throughout the world. Uber will be making donations to UK charities that support social justice and racial equality, as well as spotlighting Afro-Caribbean restaurants in the Uber Eats app. 

To advocate for greater awareness of the persistent issues affecting the Black community here in the UK, we’ve selected a range of useful resources we’d like to share with our wider Uber community.

Together, let’s make a change for good.

From the Black at Uber team.

Doing our part

We are spotlighting Afro-Caribbean restaurants in the Uber Eats app across London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leicester and many more towns and cities across the UK.

We are donating £50,000 as well as free rides to two UK charities that support equality and social justice:

The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust is dedicated to transforming the life chances of young people and improving the world in which they live to enable them to develop and nurture their talent.
 
“We are proud to learn of Uber’s decision to support our wonderful charity’s work. Change takes time, a luxury we no longer have. Racism, discrimination and under-representation are attitudes and behaviours we should all stand against.  We have a clear set of powerful objectives which are firmly rooted in dismantling the artificial barriers which hold so many back.”

—Sonia Watson OBE, Chief Executive, Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust
 
The Prison Reform Trust is an independent UK charity working to create a just, humane and effective penal system.
 
“We’re delighted to have this new relationship with Uber. For many people, prisoners are out of sight and out of mind. They may not feel much sympathy for them. But something is seriously wrong when our prisons are disproportionately filled by people of colour, people denied an education and people suffering mental ill health. We all have an interest in prisons becoming places where people start to build themselves a better future. This support will help us to help prisoners themselves make the case for reform, and to change prisons from within.”

—Peter Dawson, Director, Prison Reform Trust

Useful resources

As curated by the Black at Uber team.

Book & Articles 

Guide to Allyship
What is White Privilege? 
So, You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F Saad
Brit(ish) by Afua Hirsch

Videos & Podcasts

About Race podcast by Reni Eddo-Lodge
Code Switch by NPR
13th by Ava DuVernay
The Daily Show (George Floyd, the Minneapolis Protests, Ahaud Arbery & Amy Cooper) by Trevor Noah
Pod for the Cause

Charities 

Prison Reform Trust 
Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust