Our hearts break.
We feel deeply sorry for inequality which still exists on every level in this world.
We truly believe that we are all different, unique and special, but we are all the same. Evils exist in every race, in every culture, in every religion, in every colour.
As a young yoga brand we always try to promote inclusivity by speaking up, reminding that yoga is for everyone - every height, every shape, every religion, nationality, colour skin.
We’re startled by the cruel madness which is still happening in our age. To be honest we are not sure how to respond to this perfectly, but we strongly believe that everyone has to speak up now. Although we don’t think it will ever be enough after all this nightmare which lasted for centuries, we cannot keep silent and need to do everything we can. It is a turning point. There’s no way back.
We have gathered the list of the ways we can help now. If you know any additional sources, please share them in the comments.
Where to donate
Community enrichment organizations
Donations will go toward arts, technical, or other programs for black and brown people
Youth-oriented community organizations
Donations will go toward funding initiatives for educating black and brown youth, such as programs for coding, activism camps, and providing books for schools
Police Reform Organizations
Donations will go toward legislative efforts to overturn systemically racist policies at either national, state, or local levels.
Organizations to follow:
Petitions to sign
What to Watch
- The Banker
- Just Mercy
- Green Book
- American Son
- Dear White People
- See You Yesterday
- When They See Us
- If Beale Street Could Talk
- The Hate You Give
- I Am Not Your Negro
- The Color Purple
What to Read
- The Fire Next Time - James Baldwin
- Negroland: A Memoir - Margo Jefferson
- The Bluest Eye (Vintage International) - Toni Morrison
- Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
- The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley
- Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurtson
- Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (Crossing Press Feminist Series) - Audre Lorde
- Citizen: An American Lyric - Claudia Rankine
- How to Be an Antiracist - Ibram X. Kendi
- Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement - Angela Y. Davis
- The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates - Wes Moore
- I'm Still Here - Austin Channing Brown
- Tell Me Who You Are - Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi
- The Colour of Law - Richard Rothstein
- White fragility - Robin Diangelo
- The Myth of Equality - Ken Wytsma
- Shattering the Myth of Race - Dave Unander, Ph.D.
Questions to ask yourself?
- What were you taught about race and culture
- What can you do to support people of colour in your community
- How do you plan on helping the fight to end racial discrimination and systematic oppression?
- How can you use anti-racist knowledge to change and progress conversations with friends, family, colleagues, and peers?
- Can you be actively ‘anti-racist’?
- Educate yourself and read what it means to be anti-racist
- Screenshot, share and repost resources to educate those around you
- Check in on your black friends, family, partners and colleagues
- Stop promoting organizations that promote hate
- Advocate after the outrage ends
- Donate to fund and support initiatives if you have the means
We invite all of you find time for any of the following sources and keep educating yourself on this very important matter.
May we all be the change and don’t let this moment to be ever forgotten.