Take Action Now and Step Up for Equality: Your Resources
WE WILL DO BETTER.
This week, 100% of Conscious Coconut proceeds will go to Campaign Zero.
We will be going silent on our social channels as a sign of respect, support, and solidarity for our hurting community. This isn't a 'pause', this is a pledge for today and every single day. We stand with you. We believe you. We'll show up for you in the everyday and in every way. We will do better. We will listen. We will learn. We commit to being better than yesterday. We have been educating ourselves and, in turn, those that surround us.
This week we are taking a 'pause', but our commitment to love and equality is steadfast.
WAYS TO TAKE ACTION
1.) Advocate for policy change.
Below are petitions you can sign to push for changes on both a local and national scale.
2.) Learn & Donate.
Below are a few organizations that are making a difference.
Campaign Zero Dedicated to ending policy violence by focusing on policy solutions. The organization’s work specifically urges policy makers to take deliberate action to limit police intervention, improve community interactions, and ensure accountability at every level of government.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) The United States’ first and largest grassroots-based civil rights organization is dedicated to creating change through legal action to ensure the health and well-being of all people.
Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights The largest and most diverse civil and human rights coalition in the U.S., strives for change through policy.
Black Lives Matter Founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murder, #BlackLivesMatter is a global organization focused on community building and ending white supremacy.
Voting gives us the power to change current policies that we cannot stand for. Click here to register. Encourage your friends and family to do the same.
4.) Get educated.
Below are some recommended reads for non-Black individuals.
- Me & My White Supremacy by Layla Saad
- Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
- White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
- I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
- How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
5.) Support black-owned businesses.
6.) Spread love.
Look at your neighbor. Tell them you love them. Tell them you are here for them. Recognize that there is no separation from you and the person you are sitting next to. We are one.