In Solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter

by admin

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.


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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
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  • Today, we reaffirm the unequivocal truth that #BlackLivesMatter. As part of the global #BreakFreeFromPlastic movement rooted in social justice and systems change, we bring the power of our 2,000 members fighting for #environmentaljustice along the entire plastics supply chain.
  • #EnvironmentalJustice. #SocialJustice. #RacialJustice. We believe these are all part of a single, globally-connected Movement for Justice. Together with thousands of #BreakFreeFromPlastic members around the world working for systems change, we reaffirm that #BlackLivesMatter.


Anti-Racism Resources for White Allies
(thanks to Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein, BFFP Social Media Consultant, for compiling the materials below!)


Articles to Read:


Videos to watch:


Podcasts to subscribe to:


Books to read:


Films and TV series to watch:

  • 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
  • American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent
  • Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent
  • Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
  • I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent
  • King In The Wilderness  — HBO
  • See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
  • Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent
  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax
  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix


Resources for white parents to raise anti-racist children:

The Conscious Kid: follow them on Instagram and consider signing up for their Patreon

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