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    Resources to Dismantle Systemic Racism #BLM

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    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