Black Lives Matter
Enough is enough. And it’s time for actual change, we must do better so we can teach our future generations to be better. We as a company take responsibilities to make a change, to stand up for what is right. Our goal is to move forward with a better understanding of the problems existing today. We are committed to do so, to do more, to be better. Join us in taking actions. We’re all 100% Human. Let’s start acting like it.
Here is a list of DOS & DONT’S and ways to support the Black Lives Matter Movement. It’s time to speak up and take action
- Educate yourself & others! It is your job to learn about racial injustice and what you can do to help.
- Films & TV Series to watch
- 13th (Ava Duvernay)
- American Son (Kenny Leon)
- Selma (Ava Duvernay)
- When they see us (Ava Duvernay)
- Queen and slim (Melina Matsoukas)
- Books to read
- “Their eyes are watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston
- “Heavy: An American Memoir” by Kiese Laymon
- “I know why the caged bird sings” by Maya Angelou
- “White Fragility” by Robin Diangelo, PhD
- Podcasts to listen to
- 1619 (New York Times)
- Code Switch (NPR)
- Pod save the police (Crooked Media)
- Be an ally – Call out racism when you see it (also when it’s uncomfortable with friends and family). Your voice is powerful!
- Actions are louder than words – donate to causes that need funding, sign petitions, show up to protests, Support Black-owned businesses and Black creators
- Petitions to sign:
- Colour of Change petition to charge all officers involved with George Floyds murder be charged with murder
- Change.org petition for justice for George Floyd
- Black Lives Matter, two petitions you can sign to help black communities dealing with coronavirus and demanding racial data.
- Black Lives Matter petition to defund the police
- Places you can donate:
- Official George Floyd Memorial Fund Go Fund Me Page
- List of funds for victims from Black Lives Matter
- List of ways you can donate to help protestors
- Important places you can donate to including the BLM Fund
- Question yourself – It’s never too late to cultivate change, empathy and education.
- How do you behave when you are confronted by racist behavior?
- Do you owe anyone an apology?
- What do you want to learn more about?
- In what ways have you ignored this behaviour before?
- Acknowledge your privilege but don’t make it about yourself, instead focus on the big picture – This is not the place to talk about your personal feelings or experiences as a white person. Those feelings are valid, but in this moment, your job is to put your own fears and discomfort aside, show up, listen, learn, and do what you can to help.
- Don’t place the burden of your racial awareness education on your Black friends – Without intending to do so, your request for direction and explanation puts the work of educating you on their backs when they are already exhausted enough and still, we dare to ask more of them; to carry more weight for us.