Black Lives Matter
These past few days have been more than difficult. We are saddened and angered by the murder of George Floyd, and by the systemic racism in this country.
We can do more to support the Black community, and to work together to create real change and transformation. We commit to questioning, uncovering, and confronting the areas where we have been unconscious, and to bringing consciousness to how our everyday decisions contribute, impact, and affect communities of color. As a team of diverse women we stand with Black people and all those calling for justice, equality, and change.
In solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, we have donated to: Black Lives Matter, the Know Your Rights Camp, and the Center for Racial Justice In Education.
We encourage our community to listen, learn, engage, to share with us, to help make a difference. Protest, donate, VOTE and demand that your representatives do better. We have to do the work to create a better world.
CONTINUE TO LEARN
Read ~ Books:
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
How to Be an Anti Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Listen ~ Podcasts:
The 1619 Project ~ The New York Times
Code Switch ~ NPR
Donate ~ Organizations:
We have donated 10% of our proceeds to the following organizations:
Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.
Their mission is to advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization, and the creation of new systems that elevate the next generation of change leaders.
Other organizations you can donate to:
The Minnesota Freedom Fund pays criminal bail and immigration bond for those who cannot afford to as we seek to end discriminatory, coercive, and oppressive jailing.
The Bail Project, Inc. is an unprecedented effort to combat mass incarceration at the front end of the system. We pay bail for people in need, reuniting families and restoring the presumption of innocence.100% of all donations are used to bring people home.
The National Bail Fund Network is a national project that works with organizers, advocates, and legal providers across the country that are using, or contemplating using, community bail funds as part of efforts to radically change local bail systems and reduce incarceration.
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans.
Communities United Against Police BrutalityTM is a Twin-Cities based organization that was created to deal with police brutality on an ongoing basis. The overriding goal is to create a climate of resistance to abuse of authority by police organizations and to empower local people with a structure that can take on police brutality and actually bring it to an end.
A black-led queer and trans-centered organizing network committed to dismantling systems of oppression and violence.
A list of black-owned businesses that have been affected by the protests
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund is committed to challenging the racism, inequality, and injustice of a criminal legal system and immigration and deportation regime that disproportionately target and harm low-income communities of color.