Black Lives Matter

on June 04, 2020

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

As the Black Lives Matter Movement continues to grow & progress, we have been staying alert & keeping up-to-date on current events as well as important information.

We truly feel like we haven’t done enough. We believe that we can & MUST do more.

For the entirety of June, we are donating $1 for every single item sold, until the final day of the month. This is in addition to our initial $2000 donation to EJI & NAACP.

We would like YOUR input on which organization you think we should donate to. You can voice your ideas & let us know your suggestions on our Instagram post: which organization would YOU like to see us support?

The organization we donate to will change & update weekly, to ensure our funds are spread around & directed towards a variety of different organizations.

We will also be providing you with weekly updates. You will be able to see these on our website & our Instagram story.

For those of you at protests & marches, stay safe, stay vigilant.

For those of you at home, keep listening, keep learning. Don’t stop reading, don’t stop researching. Donate if you can. If you can’t afford to donate, sign the petitions.

“I will educate myself. I will speak up. I will take action.”

- Andrew & Liv

Amount Donated To Date: (Updated Weekly)

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Donations Breakdown

2/6/2020 - $1022.50 (EJI)
2/6/2020 - $1016.50 (NAACP)
8/6/2020 - $277.00 (Campaign Zero)
15/6/2020 - $393.00 (National Bail Out)
22/6/2020 - $195.00 (Black Visions Collective)
1/7/2020 - $680.00 (Color of Change)

The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) has been fighting racial & economic injustice in the prison system for 30 years. They provide assistance to advocates & policymakers to prevent unfair incrimination.

Please see their website: https://eji.org

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) ensures & advocates for the political, educational, social & economic equality of rights of all persons, as well as the elimination of race-based discrimination.

Please see their website: https://www.naacp.org

Campaign Zero is a police reform campaign to end police brutality in America by limiting police interventions, improving community interactions & ensuring accountability. They support the analysis of policing practices across the country, research to identify effective solutions to end police violence, technical assistance to organizers leading police accountability campaigns & the development of model legislation & advocacy to end police violence nationwide.

Please see their website: https://www.joincampaignzero.org

National Bail Out is a Black-led & Black-centered group of abolitionist organizers, lawyers & activists building a community-based movement to support their community & end systems of pretrial detention & ultimately mass incarceration. They provide fellowship & employment opportunities for those they bail out. They also work with groups across the United States to support ongoing bail reform efforts & create resources for organizers & advocates interested in ending pretrial detention.

Please see their website: https://nationalbailout.org/about

Black Visions Collective (BLVC) is an organization dedicated to Black liberation & collective liberation. They believe in a future where all Black people have autonomy & safety is community-led. They are committed to a long-term vision in which all Black lives matter & thrive. Through the development of powerful strategic campaigns, they seek to expand the power of Black people across the Twin Cities metro area & Minnesota, advancing transformative long-term change.

Please see their website: https://www.blackvisionsmn.org/

Color of Change is an organization that leads multiple efforts to improve & support Black communities. They are the largest online racial justice organization in the United States & design powerful campaigns to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back. Donations to Color of Change will go towards ending cash bail, putting a stop to racial violence & creating a more human & less hostile world for all Black people.

Please see their website: http://colorofchange.org