Dear Grommet Community,

We are horrified by the injustice and violence taking place against Black individuals and communities, in which the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery are only the most recent in a history that is too long. 

We stand with the Black community against systemic racism, injustice, and violence. Black Lives Matter. 

We have more to learn and more action to take in doing our part to dismantle systemic racism. We are committed to taking immediate and sustained action. You can expect to hear more from us here on our blog.

We know that you, our community, care deeply about using your resources and voices to lift others up and to create a better world for all of us. With that in mind, here are some resources, organizations, and humans that our team is learning from right now, that we hope you may find helpful as well:

People & Organizations to Follow & Support: 

Rachel Elizabeth Cargle – @rachel.cargle

The Conscious Kid – @theconsciouskid

Brittany Packnett Cunningham – @mspackyetti

Color Of Change – @colorofchange

Layla F. Saad – @laylafsaad

Black Lives Matter – @blklivesmatter

Ibram X. Kendi – @ibramxk

Campaign Zero – @campaignzero

Ava DuVernay – @ava

NAACP – @naacp

Nikkolas Smith – @nikkolas_smith

The Marshall Project

Books & Articles To Read: 

Books For Kids of the 99%

How To Be An Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi

Anti-Racism Resources For White People

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

Me and White Supremacy: A 28-Day Challenge to Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad

Holding Your Employer Accountable For Racial Justice by Rachel Cargle

We Were 8 Years In Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo

By the end of his life, Martin Luther King realized the validity of violence by Hanif Abdurraqib

Film and Video to Watch: 

Uncomfortable Conversations With A Black Man

13th – available on Netflix

Just Mercy – streaming free on all digital platforms in June

I Am Not Your Negro

Podcasts To Listen To: 

Codeswitch by NPR

Pod Save The People

“Brene with Ibram X. Kendi on How To Be An Antiracist” episode from Unlocking Us With Brene Brown

– The Grommet Team

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