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black lives matter: a resource guide for action

We have been so moved by the outcry in support of Black Lives Matter. Everyone who has woken up, listened up and are making it a priority to understand the true level of fear and bullshit that Black Americans endure on a daily basis, good work, but this is just the beginning.

At Jenni Earle, we have been listening, watching, reading and talking about how we can as a company, and more importantly as individuals, become better allies. Our core beliefs are all about the courage to show up exactly as you are. There is no greater beauty than someone standing comfortable in their skin, shoulders back, head high, sharing their unique spirit with the world. Each and every human deserves to feel that level of acceptance and freedom.

We believe we are all responsible for our own long look in the mirror. Ask yourself hard questions, pay attention to your assumptions, and uncover your biases. Then ACT to change. It is imperative.

We stand behind this movement and specifically the lives that need our help. Black lives.

Below are resources to get involved through donations, petitions and political action.

 

call or email your congressional representatives

 

Find your representative

Find your senator

 

phone script 

 

Hello, my name is ______ and I am a constituent from the ____ District. I am contacting you because I want to know what you will do to protect black lives and prevent further instances of police brutality. I am calling to urge you to condemn police brutality, racial profiling, and the use of excessive force by police.

 

email script 

Dear [Representative]

My name is [Your Name] and I am constituent from the [District Name] District. I am contacting you because I want to know what you will do to protect black lives and prevent further instances of police brutality. I am calling to urge you to condemn police brutality, racial profiling, and the use of excessive force by police. 

Sincerely,

[Your Name]

 

justice reform

 

petitions

 

civil liberties

 

support Black owned businesses

Official Black Wall Street List

Dobobo List

 

educate yourself

read

 


listen (Podcasts)

 

 


films to watch

 

  • 13th (Netflix)
  • American Son (Netflix)
  • When They See Us (Netflix)
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Hulu)
  • Fruitvale Station (Rent)
  • I Am Not Your Negro (Rent)
  • Just Mercy (Rent)
  • Selma (Rent)
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (Rent)

 

Now is the time to be brave for each other. If you have any ideas, resources or constructive information to share, reach out to us.

 

be brave

the jenni earle team

 

p.s. major shoutout to Everlane, for compiling a BLM resource guide that contributed significantly to this content.

photo credit: Liz Nemeth