BLACK LIVES MATTER.
In addition to the petitions we're signing and donations we're making, we're committing to playing more of an active roll in leveraging our privilege to help our community—and in particular, those members of it that have been kept down for far too long—wherever and however we can.
This issue is not a small one. Its roots are hundreds of years old and they've grown deep in this country. To stand by as systemic racism and injustice continue to poison our country is unacceptable. We're making changes so that our actions will better reflect our principles as a company and as a COLLECTIVE. With the right tools—and a lot of love and respect—we're confident we can build a strong, bright future with room enough for everyone. In the meantime, here are a few resources we're using to support local, Black-owned businesses, to get acquainted with and donate to nonprofits, and to further educate ourselves about the injustices that this country was built upon. We know this doesn't cover it. Not even close.
HERE ARE A FEW OF OUR FIRST STEPS.
BLACK LIVES MATTER UTAH HAS COMPILED AN EXTENSIVE GOOGLE DOC (THAT'S CONSTANTLY BEING UPDATED!) BREAKING DOWN LOCAL, BLACK-OWNED RESTAURANTS AND BUSINESSES IN UTAH BY CATEGORY. CLICK HERE FOR THE LIST
UTAH BLACK CHAMBER'S "BLACK PAGES" IS A DIRECTORY OF BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES IN SLC, INCLUDING ADDRESSES AND PHONE NUMBERS. CLICK HERE FOR THE DIRECTORY
INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT @BLACKOWNED801 IS WORKING TO HIGHLIGHT BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES IN SLC. CLICK HERE FOR THE PROFILE
SALT LAKE RESTAURANT BLOG SALT PLATE CITY HAS COMPILED A FEW OF THEIR FAVORITE BLACK-OWNED EATERIES IN SLC AND SURROUNDING AREAS. CLICK HERE FOR THE LIST
PUTTING YOUR MONEY (AND MOUTH) WHERE YOUR HEART IS.
NAACP - CLICK HERE TO DONATE
ACLU - CLICK HERE TO DONATE
BLACK VISIONS COLLECTIVE - CLICK HERE TO DONATE
BLMUTAH - CLICK HERE TO DONATE
SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER - CLICK HERE TO DONATE
72 books by black authors we're reading in 2020, compiled by Marilyn la jeunesse and kelsey borovinsky for teen vogue
WATCHING. L I S T E N I N G.
"THE PATH TO ENDING SYSTEMIC RACISM IN THE US" - CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE TED TALK
"talks to help you understand racism in america" - click here to browse the ted talk playlist
"ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES FOR WHITE PEOPLE" - THE RAPIDLY CIRCULATING GOOGLE DOC HAS AN EXTENSIVE COMPILATION OF MEDIA FOR FURTHERING YOUR EDUCATION OF RACE RELATIONS IN AMERICA AND HOLDS LINKS TO PODCASTS, ARTICLES, MOVIES STREAMING ON NETFLIX, AND MORE. CLICK HERE FOR THE DOC.