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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

Or donate to their chapter

About Big Lil Seattle

Big Lil Seattle launched to share the stories on how Seattle’s small businesses and small non-profits are REALLY fairing in this COVID era: how they’re impacted, pivoting, and planning for next steps. Perhaps, most importantly, we also identify clear steps on how we can all help. 

Big Lil Seattle is a project of The Big Lil, which offers big solutions to help grow your small business or non-profit.

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We do this work because we believe in the BIG power of LIL organizations to transform and elevate the Seattle experience.  If you find value in this and are able to contribute, please consider a gift to sustain our work.

 

Please note, we are not a non-profit....this is a community-driven approach to making sure these stories are told. THANK YOU! 

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