It’s time to make a DIFFERENCE. We want to make it clear that BLACK LIVES MATTER:
We stand with the black community.
We are outraged by the racial injustice and systematic racism in our country.
We commit to using our voice and company resources to stand up for racial equality.
We want to acknowledge that we don’t have all the answers but that we are willing to start somewhere. We have been taking the time to listen and learn about racism, anti-racism and the systemic racism that affects so many Black people and people of color in our country. We thought we would share some resources that have helped us. As we continue this conversation together, we will update and add to the below list periodically, and welcome any and all suggestions!
WHERE TO DONATE
The NAACP is fighting for the advancement of justice for people of color. We, at The Hollis Co made a donation of $100,000 to support this important and necessary work.
Black Mamas Matter is working toward the advancement of Black maternal health so Black mamas have the rights and resources to thrive before, during and after pregnancy
Black Visions Collective is dedicated to Black liberation and collective liberation overall.
Pimento Relief Fund provides Black-owned businesses with insurance relief.
Black Table Arts supports Black communities through art and gathering.
The Bail Project is fighting against mass incarceration that is so prevalent in our country.
The Innocence Project is fighting for criminal justice reform.
Black Girls Code empowers girls and women of color to become innovators, especially in the world of technology.
The Color of Change designs campaigns powerful enough to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back.
The Center for Black Equity connects the Black LGBTQ community with information and resources in the fight for equity and access.
The Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.
WHAT TO READ
Ibram X. Kendi identifies and describes racism as a way for people to understand how we dismantle it in How To Be An Anti-Racist
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson is a true story about how mercy can redeem us while calling on this country to fix its broken justice system.
Between the World And Me is a nonfiction book written in the form of a letter by author Ta-Nehisi Coates to his son about the feelings, symbolism, and realities associated with being Black in the United States.
Robin DiEngelo writes about why it's so hard for white people to talk about racism in White Fragility