June 2, 2020 at 02:09:27 PM
Break Free From Plastic reaffirms the unequivocal truth that #BlackLivesMatter — we join in solidarity with our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) members fighting for Freedom, Liberation, and Justice around the world. We are appalled and deeply saddened by the senseless murders of George Floyd in Minnesota, of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, of Breonna Taylor in Kentucky, and of the countless innocent people of color who have been killed by police brutality, white supremacy, and institutionalized racism.
As a global movement rooted in social justice and systems change, we strongly condemn the violence inflicted on Black communities by the police officers who are supposed to protect and serve. Today, we bring the power of our 2,000 members fighting for justice along the entire plastics supply chain to join the call for a sustainable transformation.
Social Justice. Racial Justice. Environmental Justice. We believe these are all part of a single, globally-connected Movement for Justice. We are committed to utilizing our platforms responsibly and proactively, centering the voices of BIPOC community members at all levels of our leadership, and continuing to fight racism and systemic oppression around the world.
On behalf of Break Free From Plastic, we’re sending love and strength to the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Aubrey, Breonna Taylor, and countless other families and communities who have been victims of violence by institutions rooted in racism and the perpetuation of inequity. Together with every community that has been forced to endure the immeasurable loss of life, we raise our voices across the world with one unified message: Black Lives Matter.
Please join us in sharing this statement far and wide! You may download the statement as a word doc to share on your organizational website, amplify on social media, and read up on how to be a #BlackLivesMatter advocate and ally.
Download #BlackLivesMatter Resources:
Share Sample Tweets (with Graphics):
Anti-Racism Resources for White Allies (thanks to Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein, BFFP Social Media Consultant, for compiling the materials below!)
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Resources for white parents to raise anti-racist children: