Jun 11, 2020
The first of many future conversations starts this week.
As an industry, we need to admit that we've failed. And that change is overdue.
Whether it's a wake up call or the nudge you need to stop hitting snooze on the issue, I hope you will join me in being the change that our black community deserves and needs. It’s time for white people to stop turning a blind eye to all of the forms racism that still hurts and affects so many BIPOC today.
To all of my BIPOC listeners/fellow wedding pros: I love you, I stand with you and I support you now & til the end of time.
RESOURCES FOR LEARNING, LISTENING & SUPPORTING:
The Diversity Gap - 'Join Bethaney Wilkinson as she explores the gap between good intentions and good impact as it relates to diversity, inclusion and equity.'
1619 - 'A New York Times audio series, hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones, on how slavery has transformed America, connecting past and present through the oldest form of storytelling.'
Code Switch - 'A powerful podcast from NPR that dives deep into the overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture and how they play a role in our lives and communities. This podcast makes ALL OF US part of the conversation — because we're all part of the story.'
13th - An intense watch but important too - this documentary analyzes the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom.
Dear White People - Students of color navigate the daily experiences at a predominantly white Ivy League college and they have to navigate many forms of racial and other types of discrimination.
“Where do I donate? Why is the uprising violent? Should I go protest?” by Courtney Martin, 2020
”White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Knapsack Peggy McIntosh
WATCH & LISTEN, WEDDING PROS
Black Lives Matter - 'Support the movement and their ongoing fight to end state-sanctioned violence, liberate Black people, and end white supremacy forever.'
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund - The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is a leading United States civil rights organization that through litigation, advocacy, and public education, they seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans.
The Bail Project - 'The Bail Project™ National Revolving Bail Fund provides free bail assistance to low-income individuals who are legally presumed innocent, and whom a judge has deemed eligible for release before trial contingent on paying bail. We enable our clients to return home to their families and communities while awaiting their court dates. We call this model Community Release with Support.'
The Loveland Foundation - 'Loveland Foundation is committed to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a particular focus on Black women and girls, their resources and initiatives are collaborative and prioritize opportunity, access, validation, and healing.'
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