How to Support Black-Owned Businesses and other anti-racism resources
The murder of George Floyd, the threat to Chris Cooper, and the countless acts of violence and systemic racism that came before, have further elevated pain across our community and country. By speaking up and coming together we can work together toward real change. In what ways can we as individuals and families engage in our own anti-racism learning and work, right here in our own communities?
There are so many other ways to dig in to this work. This list is just a small start. Work to find a path that feels authentic to you, your values, and your capacity as a consumer, donor, neighbor and citizen.
Dig into Learning
If you haven’t seen the list of anti-racism resources developed to support families in talking with one another and specifically their children, please check it out here. It’s a good resource for individuals as well.
Support Black-Owned Businesses
Intentionalist is a great resource for understanding how we, as consumers, can put our value into our purchases. Discover black-owned businesses on the site and target your upcoming meals and purchases accordingly.
You can also explore businesses on this graphic:
Support the Local Chapter of Black Lives Matters
Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County is a grassroots, volunteer-run, social-justice nonprofit organization focused on the empowerment and liberation of Blacks and other people of color through advocacy and direct action.
You can stay sign-up for their mailing list