Illustration by Sacrée Frangine
Our nation is at a crossroads. Hundreds of years of social inequality, racially motivated violence, and systemic racism towards Black people have all led to the powerfully charged moment of change we now find ourselves in. It’s up to all of us to seize the day and create an America we can be proud of.
We at ZSwag.com stand with the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the thousands of other Black individuals who have lost their lives to racism in America, as the world speaks out to demand justice for all they have lost and punishment for the individuals responsible.
We also stand with the Black Lives Matter movement, as they demand real and permanent social, cultural, and legal change within the fabric of our nation.
We understand that this change is something that will only be achieved when everyone commits to doing the necessary work together. To that end, ZSwag.com commits to taking the following actionable steps in support of the Black Lives Matter movement:
- Public and widespread vocal support for the Black Lives Matter movement across all platforms
- Using our platform to disseminate educational resources to our network
- Donations to key organizations such as Black Lives Matter, the Bail Project, and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational fund.
- Listening to and learning from our BIPOC colleagues who choose to share their feedback with us, in order to better understand what our role in this movement should look like as we move forward.
Black Lives Matter. Racial equality matters. As America works to create a government which recognizes these irrefutable truths, we are committed to being a part of it.
Change starts with each of us. If you’re looking to get involved but aren’t sure where to begin, here are some links to helpful resources:
Black Lives Matter – visit their website to learn more about their mission, ongoing actions, and how you can make a difference today.
The Bail Project – an organization whose purpose is to provide funds for bail to those who cannot afford it on their own. Their work is essential during a time when many peaceful protestors are being arrested and detained without cause.
TimeOut magazine provided this helpful article detailing active petitions, where to donate, and educational resources.