A message to our community,
The United States has a long history of racism, discrimination, violence, and harassment against Black people and communities, which has carried forward to today. In recent weeks, we have witnessed acts of violence and harassment against George Floyd, Christian Cooper, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and others.
Echo&Co is committed to equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. We stand in support of Black people, Black communities, and other people and communities of color in the fight for justice, racial equity, and freedom for all.
We all have a responsibility to address and dismantle structural racism within our community, and throughout our country and world. We can each use our platforms to take meaningful action and be a force for good. We can leverage our networks to address racism in our neighborhoods, homes, and lives. Through our direct, collective action we can work to remove racism from our executive, legislative, judicial, educational, financial, health, business, residential, cultural — all — systems.
If you’re looking for additional ways to support the fight for justice, we encourage you to contribute your time or resources to one or more anti-racism efforts or organizations listed below. This is by no means a comprehensive list. We encourage you to seek out additional organizations doing work that maps and aligns to your values.
Learning About Anti-Racism
Educational resource materials that you can read and share:
An Antiracist Reading List
Putting Racism on the Table
Racial Equity Here
Organizations and Campaigns
Social justice organizations, advocacy groups, and campaigns that you can support:
Black Lives Matter
Black Voters Matter
Color Of Change
Demands for Breonna Taylor
Equal Justice Initiative
Minneapolis Federation of Teachers
Movement For Black Lives
NAACP Legal Defense Fund
National Black Justice Coalition
National Urban League
United Nations Use of Force Project
Vera Institute of Justice
Echo&Co does not, and never will, tolerate racism, discrimination, or racial harassment of any kind. You can learn more about our commitment to advancing racial and social justice at echo.co/about-us. We will continue to use our network, voices, and platforms to share resources, engage in meaningful dialogue, and participate in finding solutions for long-term change.
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