As a global brand with a truly diverse team whose purpose is to inspire people the world over, as deep supporters of Dr Tererai Trent and thousands of children and teachers in rural Zimbabwe, and as the people we are, we cannot and will not sit in silence. We never have and never will condone any form of racial intolerance or hate – whether on our homeland, or in any other country around the world. We wholeheartedly believe in equality in all of its forms and we empathise with everyone around the world who is hurting right now as a result of racial hate and racial injustice.
We are heartbroken by the events of the past week occurring in the USA and sending heartache around the world. We’ve felt really inadequate not quite knowing what to do, but we’ve pushed other work aside and decided we have to do something meaningful.
We need to take action. As a first step, we have begun compiling resources to educate our own team and our community and we encourage everyone to participate and not be silent. We believe educating ourselves and those around us is one of the most important things we can all do, so we’re sharing the below resources for us all to be able to consider ways we can take action now:⠀
ONLINE ARTICLES TO READ
How to help the George Floyd protests from Australia, by @zee_feed
How to be Anti-Racist by @goodgoodgoodco
10 steps to non-optical allyship by @mireillecharper
Transform Allyship into Action by @usc_sjmc
13 Books You Should Read About Black Lives by @thecut
5 Ways To Take Action by @shiftingtheculture
Securing Rights For Indigenous Australians
The Indigenous Civil Rights Movement in Australia
THINGS TO WATCH
“You Can’t Ask That” Indigenous Australians Episode, watch via ABC Australia.
Treaty, watch via SBS On Demand
First Australians, watch via SBS On Demand
13th, watch via Netflix
PETITIONS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT AND SIGN
Ahmuad AbreyClose The Gap, Australia
Treaty for Australia
INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS TO FOLLOW
We acknowledge that there is so much for us to learn and unlearn – so we’ve just made a start in the way we felt was right, as a first step for us to authentically be part of the movement to make a change, because we deeply believe in equality and Black Lives Matter.