Black Lives Matter

June 04 ,2020 | Krystal Vaquerano

We value and stand in solidarity with Black Lives.

Voices that have fallen on deaf ears for centuries.⁠ Police brutality has historically and continually targeted black & brown bodies. Only since the emergence of cell phone cameras have those who are not black or brown been able to see it. Acknowledging this history, and speaking up against systemic racism in America is our duty as individuals and institutions across the world. 

As a business, we want to support how we can. While we are committed to respecting and celebrating the glories of the human spectrum, we will continually push to do more as a company. We are looking to support leaders and actions that will drive action behind this movement.

We hope you will join us, and stand with us in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

WHERE TO DONATE:

Our Personal Donations:

Bail Funds for NYC

Reclaim the Block

Innocence Project

Minnesota Freedom Fund

ACLU

Other Places to Donate:

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Fair Fight

Know Your Rights Camp

Your local Black Lives Matter Chapter

Funds for Victims of Police Brutality:

George Floyd Memorial Fund

Justice for Mychael Johnson

Justice for Jamee

Destany Harris Memorial

Justice for Eric Rosallia

Justice for Dion Johnson

Fund for Tony McDade

Fund for Darnella Frazier who filmed George Floyd’s murder

Fund for James Scurlock

How to Donate When $$$ is Low

Watch video below and follow the steps

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCgLa25fDHM&feature=youtu.be

 

EDUCATIONAL FILMS/DOCUMENTARIES:

Netflix

13th

by Ava Duvernay

American Son

by Kenny Len

See You Yesterday

by Stefon Bristol

When They See Us

by Ava Duvernay

Hulu

The Hate U Give

by Barry Jenkins

If Beale Street Could Talk

by George Tillman Jr. 

 

BOOKS FOR ADULTS:

Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect?

By Alicia Garza

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism

By Robin DiAngelo

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

by Michelle Alexander

Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do

by Jennifer L. Eberhardt

Between the World and Me

by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You

by Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi

 

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN:

Saturday  

by Oge Mora (Ages 3-5)

Hair Love

by Matthew A. Cherry (Ages 3-5)

Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X

by Ilyasah Shabazz, illustrated by AG Ford (Ages 6-10)

Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation

by Duncan Tonatiuh (Ages 6–9)

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated

by Rafael López (Ages 4–8)

 

 

WHAT TO SIGN:

Justice for Ahmuad Arbery

Justice for George Floyd

Justice for Bre

Justice for Tony McDade

Color of Change—Sign a Petition to End Violent Policing Against Black People Sign this petition calling for the end of police violence against Black people.

 

WHERE TO TEXT:

“JUSTICE” to 668366

“ENOUGH” to 55156

“FLOYD” to 55156

“RESIST” to 55156

“DEFEND” to 90975 @mvmnt4blklives to participate in a week of action by the Movement for Black Lives.

 

 

FREE MENTAL HEALTH & SELF CARE RESOURCES:

  • Oscar

Through Oscar’s partner, Optum, anyone seeking mental health support can access a $0, 24/7 counseling helpline by calling (866) 342-6892.

If you are a BIPOC that is in need of free therapy right now, our therapists will be offering one free single 50 minute therapy session guiding you through Resource Tapping.

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Resources credited to: 

https://www.instagram.com/solonjeburnett/

https://www.instagram.com/patiasfantasyworld/

https://www.instagram.com/goodgoodgoodco/

 

 

About the author: Faye Lessler is a California-born, Brooklyn-based freelance writer and founder of lifestyle blog, Sustaining Life. She enjoys writing mission-driven content while sipping black tea in a beam of sunshine.