Resources to Dismantle Systemic Racism #BLM

Dear EP Community, as a brand based in Los Angeles, we are witnessing each day since the #BLM protests began, just how much strength is in unity. We believe it is critical that we provide our support. That's why we chose to donate to Black Visions Collective, a non-profit organization for black liberation based in Minnesota. We will continue to actively support #BlackLivesMatter and stand in solidarity with the victims of police brutality and their families seeking justice.

 

We encourage our community to join us in supporting organizations leading the fight for change. To support Black Lives right now, we've put together a list of charities, initiatives and brands to support, organizations to follow, ways to activate beyond social media, podcasts to listen to, books to watch - all of which can be found below. We will continue to update this list, so please get in touch with any new suggestions.

 

IF YOU WANT TO USE YOUR VOICE & VOTE

Register to vote or check if you are registered


IF YOU WANT TO DONATE


Black Lives Matter

Black Visions Collective

Reclaim The Block

North Star Health Collective

Split a donation between 70+ bail funds, mutual aid funds, and racial justice organizers

National Bail Out


DONATE TO LQBTQ FUNDS


Black Trans Travel Fund - mutual-aid fund developed for the purpose of providing Black transgender women with the financial resources necessary for them to be able to access their self-determined safest alternatives to travel

The Okra Project - a grassroots, organizer-led initiative with the goal of fighting food insecurity in the Black Trans community

For The Gworls Partyraising money to assist w/ Black trans folks’ rent & affirmative surgery

Fempowermia - queer culture shifters creating a radical feminist awakening in Miami


IF YOU WANT TO FOLLOW


@blackwomensblueprint

@colorofchange

@colorlinesnews

@eji_org

@fams2gether

@civilrightsorg


IF YOU WANT TO WATCH


13th

Movie Night: 13th Documentary | The Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion

 

Fruitvale Station

Fruitvale Station on Steam


When They See Us

When They See Us ‘Holding Cell Scene’ | Netflix - YouTube

 

Explained: The Racial Wealth Gap

Every Narrator on Vox's Netflix Series 'Explained' - What's on Netflix

 

Time: The Kalief Browder Story

Little Einsteins - Is Little Einsteins on Netflix? | AllFlicks

 

 

IF YOU WANT TO LISTEN

 

Code Switch: A Decade of Watching Black People Die

 

The Read Podcast

 

The Kicker: Black Deaths, Black Protest


IF YOU WANT TO READ

 

On The Other Side of Freedom

Nonfiction Book Review: On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope by DeRay Mckesson ...

 

So You Want to Talk About Race

Resources - Center for Women's Studies & Gender Research | Colorado State University


White Fragility

Book Review: White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin ...


IF YOU WANT TO REFLECT


In what ways does my proximity to whiteness afford me privileges that aren’t extended to Black and Brown People?


In what ways have I been conditioned to believe in the superiority of whiteness?


In what ways have I engaged in rhetoric that promotes othering of stereotyping of Black People?


What can I do better to educate myself on the historical context of race in the country and community I exist in?


IF YOU WANT TO HEAL


POC-centric:

Heal Haus

Meta Den

Minka Brooklyn

 

For all:

Frequency Mind

Vivian Rosenthal

Solonje 

 

IF YOU WANT TO SUPPORT

Black Owned Brands

Master List