We Stand In Solidarity with the Black Community❤️


“We are now faced with the facts that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now.”

– Martin Luther King Jr



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KOOSHOO stands in solidarity with the Black community. As an eco-conscious brand, it is our duty to support the planet and everyone that lives within in. The death of George Floyd has left many feeling hurt, shocked, and furious—causing protests all over the world. It’s time to take a stand for our BIPOC. No one should ever feel like their lives don’t matter. 

How can we stay comfortable in silence knowing a group of people are hurting?

We can’t. 

Racism is real, it’s still happening today and it might still happen tomorrow. But what we can do right now is take action. We need all of our KOOSHOO supporters to take a stand with our black community today. This is a call for action—one that is long overdue. 

These issues may not affect you personally, however we must find enough compassion in our hearts to be empathic about other people’s struggles. We have put together links to resources, petitions, fundraisers, and educational material. If you are able to, please donate. Your contribution to this cause, whether through donating, signing, or learning is crucial for ending the fight against racism. 


Petitions

Justice for Breonna Taylor

Defund The Minneapolis Police Department

National Action Against Police Brutality 

Justice for Tony McDade

Justice for Ahmaud Arbery-Pass Georgia Hate Crime Bill

Reopen Sandra Bland’s Case 

Justice for Tamir Rice

Justice for Regis Korchinski-Paquet 

Donations 

Black Lives Matter Toronto (CA)

Black Lives Matter (US)

Official George Floyd Memorial Fund (US)

Change the Record (AU)

Stand Against Racism & Inequality (UK)

The Bail Project (US)

The Movement for Black Lives (US)

Nia Center of Arts (CA)

Resources 

Black Mental Health Alliance (US) 

Show Racism the Red Card (UK)

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (US)

What is Racism and How to Spot It (AU)

European Network Against Racism (EU) 

Soil Generation (US)

Colors of Change (CA) 

Black Legal Action Center (CA)

Movies 

When They See Us

The Innocence Files

Time-The Kalief Browder Story

American Son

13th

(All these movies can be found on Netflix. If you don’t have a Netflix account, Cineplex is now offering free movies about Black history for educational purposes. The movies can be found here.)

Reading

Black Boy- Richard Wright 

So You Want to Talk About Race- Ijeoma Oluo

White Fragility- Robin Diangelo 

Dear Martin- Nic Stone

The Value in the Valley– Iyanla Vanzant 

We understand some people don’t help out because they think their voice doesn’t matter. Whether, you’re learning, donating, signing, or protesting, your actions are important. Your one contribution towards this cause puts us one step closer to eradicating racism. Continue to learn. Continue to fight. Continue to take a stand. Our old normal wasn’t working, let’s embrace this change and walk with unconditional love.

If you have any resources you’d like to share, please feel free to comment them below.

In solidarity,

-KOOSHOO ❤️

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