Black Lives Matter
BLACK LIVES MATTER
At FORMINA we stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Our company and founder will be donating across the below organizations in support of the fight to end racial injustice. If you are thinking of making a purchase with FORMINA this week, we ask you to consider donating to an anti-racism organization instead.
Here is a list of resources you can use to donate, support, and take action.
Donate to Support Black Lives — an amazingly comprehensive updating document about various places/ways to support across the US by location
Bail Funds/Legal Help by City — A list of bail funds by city
Demand Justice for Black Lives Now — resource list of petitions, places to donate, and ways to educate yourself
Actblue - 40 Community Bail Funds — an easy way to split donations across many community bail funds
The Bail Project — Across the USA, one of the largest and most established bail funds.
Protest & Community Organizing
Black Visions Collective — MN, a Black LGBTQI+ organization leading protests and dedicated to black liberation in Minneapolis in the belief that all black people have autonomy and safety is community lead
Unicorn Riot — MN based, independent, Black-owned, on-the-ground press coverage across the US dedicated to exposing root causes of dynamic social & environmental issues
Reclaim the Block — MN, organizes Minneapolis community and city council members to move money from the police department into other areas of the city’s budget that truly promote community health and safety.
Black Table Arts — MN, gathers Black communities through the arts, towards better black futures.
Pimento Relief Fund — MN, providing black business with insurance relief after white supremacists set them on fire during the protests.
Audre Lorde Project — NYC Focused community organizing center for LGBTSTGNC people of color and communities
Peoples City Council Freedom Fund — L.A., activist group that stages protest actions on a variety of issues around social and economic justice. Recently, the local group has been lobbying for a city budget that reduces the share of public funds used to pay for the LAPD.
Southern Poverty Law Center — AL, Fighting Hate, teaching tolerance, seeking justice
Equal Justice Initiative — AL, working towards the end of mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and racial inequality
The Loveland Foundation — Across the USA, provides financial assistance to black women and girls nationally seeking therapy.
Color of Change — the nation's largest organization against racial injustice
Center For Anti-Violence Education — NYC's leading provider of comprehensive anti-violence work centering the leadership and needs of women, youth, LGBQ, and TGNC communities
Janaya Future Khan — International Ambassador of BLM and trans advocate
Black Girl Magik — Sisterhood for black women to voice, listen and encourage radical care
Angel Kyodo Williams — Articulating love and justice and creating liberated life
Black Women's Blueprint — Taking action to secure social, political, and economic quality
Civil Rights Org — Nations oldest & largest civil rights coalition
Idealblackfemale — Essayist
TheFreeblackwomanslibrary_la — 1st LA traveling book store focused on black female authors
Rachel.Cargile — building an intellectual legacy through teaching, storytelling and critical discourse
JennyDeluxe — Writer and all around badass
MuseumMammy — Fire Starter in the Art world and beyond
Black owned Bookstores:
A list of Black Owned Bookstores taken from Geraldine Chung of LCD's support page — words below are also by Geraldine, thank you Geraldine!
- The Lit Bar, a neighborhood bookstore in the Bronx, NY that has put together a reading list called, Dear White People, where you can pick up:
- White Fragility, by Robin DiAngelo
- How to Be An Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
- Between The World And Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- The Fire Next Time, by James Baldwin
- Semicolon Bookstore, a Black woman-owned bookshop and gallery in Chicago, IL whose Staff Picks include:
- The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander
- Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison
- Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston
- Mahogany Books, a Philadelphia-based bookstore specializing in books written for, by or about people of the African Diaspora
- The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
- How We Get Free, edited by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
- Uncle Bobbie's, another Philly-based bookstore
- Assata, an autobiography by Assata Shakur with forward by Angela Davis
- Heavy: An American Memoir, by Kiese Laymon
- LA's very own Underground Museum has an incredible library and bookshop that is near and dear to my heart. Please support them in any way you can right now.
- When They Call You A Terrorist, by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele
- Let The Children March, by Monica Clark-Robinson
Also please consider purchasing from Ashay By the Bay - a children's bookstore in Vallejo, CA specializing in African-American and multicultural books for kids
• Corinne Shutack has put together an amazing list on Medium called 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Injustice. Read it when you feel at a loss for what you can do to help.
USE YOUR HANDS / TEXT - SIGN - WRITE ETC:
Justice for George Floyd - an automated system will guide you through calling the Minneapolis County Attorney to demand justice (in a polite but firm way)
Sign the petition to demand accountability for Breonna Taylor's death
Sign the petition to demand accountability for George Floyd's death
Write your Mayors, Council leaders, demand justice.