05 Jun A Message of Solidarity
As I sit here writing this, I know that no words will be quite right. We’ve come to a point where “Silence is Violence”. Not saying anything is far worse than at least saying something (even if it is less than perfect). Community is one of our core values, and it is abundantly clear that our community is rampant with injustice.
We – as a company- want our readers, family, friends, and all people who stumble upon this blog to know that we stand in solidarity with the black community and all communities of color. We know that now is the time to stand with those that have been overlooked, overwhelmed and oppressed. We hear you and we are here for you. But we also know that a social media statement or picture, is not enough. We wanted to provide some resources to our readers to help everyone understand one another, support one another, and progress as a stronger, united community.
These resources may be familiar to some, and brand new to others. They will push you to face some unpleasant truths but also highlight how you can take a stand and help fight racial injustice.
We have linked a full program devoted to a month of education on racial injustice called Justice in June. It is a google doc spreading throughout social media by Autumn Gupta. We encourage you to take a look through the whole program, but we wanted to highlight a few resources within as well.
“White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh
A Decade of Watching Black People Die CodeSwitch Podcast from NPR