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
IF YOU WANT TO DONATE
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 Party - raising 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
IF YOU WANT TO WATCH
When They See Us
Explained: The Racial Wealth Gap
Time: The Kalief Browder Story
IF YOU WANT TO LISTEN
IF YOU WANT TO READ
On The Other Side of Freedom
So You Want to Talk About Race
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
IF YOU WANT TO SUPPORT