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
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?
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.
Defund The Minneapolis Police Department
National Action Against Police Brutality
Justice for Ahmaud Arbery-Pass Georgia Hate Crime Bill
Justice for Regis Korchinski-Paquet
Black Lives Matter Toronto (CA)
Official George Floyd Memorial Fund (US)
Stand Against Racism & Inequality (UK)
The Movement for Black Lives (US)
Black Mental Health Alliance (US)
National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (US)
What is Racism and How to Spot It (AU)
European Network Against Racism (EU)
Black Legal Action Center (CA)
When They See Us
The Innocence Files
Time-The Kalief Browder Story
(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.)
So You Want to Talk About Race- Ijeoma Oluo
White Fragility- Robin Diangelo
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.