Today and every day, Black Lives Matter.
Remake was founded on the very belief that social injustices and human rights violations run rampant in the world we live in — the fashion industry is only one piece of a much larger equation.
George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, David McAttee, and countless others have lost their lives at the hands of police brutality.
We will not stand silent in the face of violence. Black communities face daily attacks on dignity, safety, and survival. We condemn all acts of racism, discrimination, police and state-sanctioned violence, and transphobia.
To every Black community across the country, around the globe: we stand in solidarity with you.
To the brands co-opting the Black Lives Matter movement to sell products while oppressing and mistreating your own supply chain’s black and brown workers, we see you and we will hold you accountable with our voice and dollars.
The work ahead of us will not happen overnight. Beyond sharing this moment of collective grief and outrage, we commit to listening deeply and learning from Black social justice leaders, and to driving our community to support the Black-led movements working for change and justice.
10 Actions You Can Take Now:
Find a protest happening in your city. If you can’t protest, donate to local organizations that are bailing out protestors or direct your donation to The Bail Project, a national fund.
Participate in the present and help create the future by signing #JusticeforFloyd (Color of Change) and more petitions here.
Give to organizations fighting against racism and police brutality as well as to the memorial funds of victims like George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor.
You have the power when you consciously decide where to put your dollars. Support Black-owned businesses in your local community. Here’s a list to get you started.
Process your feelings, reflect on intentions, and educate yourself. If you have questions, Remake is here to dialogue with you. It’s our job as individuals to educate ourselves — don’t solely rely on the Black community to do the work for you.
Here are a few books to help yourself get woke. If you buy one of these books, shop at booksandcranniesva.com, a Black owned independent bookstore.
How to Be an Antiracist, Ibram X Kendi
Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor, Layla Saad and Robin Diangelo
White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color, Ruby Hamad
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
We can always be learning. Here are three helpful podcasts that are worth listening to.
Dismantling White Fragility on Spotify
“Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race” — a Guardian podcast episode
Pod Save The People, a podcast
Create a virtual gathering with friends and family to engage in conversation surrounding racism and violence to black bodies. Some recommendations to watch together on:
When They Say US on Netflix
Time: The Kalief Browder Story on Netflix
Dear White People on Netflix and Amazon Prime
“James Baldwin Debates William F. Buckley (1965)” on youtube
There are some brilliant, female voices using their platforms to educate and inspire.
IG: @laylafsaad | Twitter (writer and teacher)
IG: @ajabarber | Twitter (writer, personal stylist, and consultant)
IG: @dominiquedrakeford | Twitter (ethical fashion activist)
IG: @michellesaahene | Twitter (speaker and activist)
IG: @rachel.cargle | Twitter (public academic, writer, and lecturer)
IG: @indyamoore | Twitter (actress and activist)
IG: @austinchanning | Twitter (author, speaker for racial justice)
Check yours and your friends’, sister’s, roommate’s voter registration status (you can do that here), and be ready to go vote November 3rd.
*For more ways to learn about systemic racism, anti/blackness, and how to be a better ally click here.*
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