Ways to Stand in Solidarity with the Black Community
At Impact Makers, we recognize that our actions alone will not address the systemic issues of racial injustice, but we also know we each must be participants in this movement in order to activate change. What is happening is a collective call to action and below are a few ways we can each independently promote equity and work towards a more fair and just world.
We approach the following suggestions with humility and we accept that while the problem is clear, the answers are complex. As a group of people committed to building and fostering community, the team at Impact Makers understands we have an opportunity to listen more, learn more, and do more – we resolve to continually seek ways to do better to maximize our impact and effect meaningful change.
We’ve assembled resources and tips that have been shared by others and have resonated with others to use as a force for good.
Educate yourself through these anti-racism resources from allies by allies, including parent resources.
Get comfortable with discomfort.
Stand up for people being harassed and intervene if it’s safe to do so.
Hire, promote and support black professionals.
Work to elevate black voices and perspectives rather than your own.
Show solidarity on social through reading and sharing resources. For example, read and share about microagressions.
Commit to continued self-improvement, ongoing listening and constant learning.