In Support of Black Lives Matter

June 12, 2020

In Support of Black Lives Matter

June 12, 2020

The murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and George Floyd are only the latest reminders of the institutional racism and systemic bias Black Americans face in big and small ways every day.

Group Gordon stands firm in our commitment to equity. We have the opportunity and responsibility to create positive change together—internally, for our clients, and in the communities impacted by our work. As our team has worked individually and collectively to understand, cope with, and take action, we wanted to share just a few of the resources we’ve found helpful, and we hope you will, too:

– Black-owned restaurantsbookstores, and other businesses to support

– A list of ways to take action, including signing petitions, sending letters, and calling your representatives

– A toolkit for coping with racial trauma

– Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor op-ed’s in The New York TimesOf Course There Are Protests. The State Is Failing Black People.

A compilation of anti-racism resources for white people, including books, podcasts, movies, and organizations that can help deepen anti-racism work

– This powerful video of activist and author Kimberly Jones explaining the history of Black oppression in America

– A tool for composing and sending letters to elected officials

– More resources from the Internet Brunch newsletter and Paradigm

– A list of organizations that you can donate to in support of the movement

– Guides to Black-owned NYC-based businesses, organizations, and restaurants/bars

– About Juneteenth and why it should be recognized as a national holiday (we’ve designated it a company holiday at GG)

– Barack Obama’s post on Medium: How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change

– HBO’s Watchmen, an extremely prescient show that gets to the heart of what’s happening right now

– Ava DuVernay’s documentary 13th about racial inequality and mass incarceration

– Movies that are streaming for free, including Just Mercy, I Am Not Your Negro, Selma, John Lewis: Get in the Way

– Educational Instagram posts, including these graphics by @courtneyahndesign@mireillecharper, and @theconsciouskid

– This Politico article interviewing 24 experts on why this moment is different from previous protests

Ways to be an active ally by committing 10, 25, or 45 minutes a day