The StudyTubers raised over £2,000 within their two-hour Instagram live, which was labelled as an “open conversation about racism, protests, and activism”.
The discussion was held on Ehis Ilozobhie’s Instagram account and collected donations from viewers for The Bail Project, a national American non-profit organisation that works to bail out incarcerated individuals.
Ehis and Jack Edwards’ work with The Bail Project, and their decision to start a public dialogue, was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, which they support.
Originated from the unjust treatment of black Americans by the police and justice system, the Black Lives Matter cause has garnered global attention and has been placed at the forefront of protests across the world. As such, both Ehis and Jack emphasised The Bail Project’s assistance in helping free innocent protestors from imprisonment.
During the two-part Livestream, Ehis and Jack covered important topics that have sparked many conversations worldwide. Beginning with an analysis of white privilege, the conversation also delved into the issues of predominantly white-washed university curriculums, the lack of safe spaces for black professionals in the corporate world, and the need for people to use their voice, both online and at the polls.
The discussion is available to watch on Ehis’ IGTV page, as well as the official StudyTube Project YouTube Channel. The YouTube video’s description includes a list of resources for people looking to further educate themselves or to help the movement.
I’m still shook. Thank you to everyone that showed up and showed out in supporting @bailproject this evening in raising £2231.
THANK YOU EVERYONE https://t.co/bmrCrqDxjn
— ehis ilozobhie (@EhisIlozobhie) June 2, 2020