In order to create lasting change, we must dismantle the systems of white supremacy our country was built on. Right now, we're focusing on:
Education: learning from Black educators, writers, and leaders about how we can deconstruct white supremacy, become better anti-racists, and further the Black Lives Matter movement.
Action: demanding change to eradicate white supremacy and the structures that support police brutality.
Supporting: uplifting and donating to organizations focused on doing the work. We are committed to donating part of our sales to the Black community and supporting Black owned businesses to partner with.
We've created a list of resources below that we're using as a starting point for educating ourselves and taking action, but it is just a start. We look forward to being able to also put this into practice when we open again. Please let us know any suggestions for additional actions or resources, and we will add them to this list.
Let's GET EDUCATED
We're checking out...
These Racial Justice Resources: racial justice educator Rachel Rickets, that includes focus areas areas like healing for women of color and spiritual activism
We got a lot out of her Spiritual Activism 101 & 102 courses
This shareable anti-racism guide from Tasha K. Ryles, that includes suggested pre-reading, memoirs, essays, and resources on immigration, indigenous studies, Latinx studies, and more.
This guide on anti-racism for beginners, from Tiffany Bowden, PhD, with articles, definitions, terms to understand, books to read, Black educators and leaders to follow, and other ways you can take action.
Medium's listof 75 things white people can do for racial justice.
If you're utilizing resources from educators and authors and have the means to do so, support them financially by making a purchase.
People of privilege (we're looking at you, white people): Check yourself. Take some time today and every day to unpack your privilege so you can actively make decisions that no longer uphold racist systems.