Black Lives Matter

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CW: This post talks about police brutality and murder. If you’re a non-Black person, I urge you to continue reading, even if it makes you uncomfortable.

from blacklivesmatters.carrd.co

The murders of Ahmaud Aubery, Breonna Taylor, Geroge Floyd, Philando Castile, Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and others happened because of systemic racism rooted in white supremacy. There is no middle ground on this. Brutality towards Black people continues to be propagated by a police force emboldened to use deadly force through systems and rhetoric we condone every day.

Coffee is entrenched in systemic racism. Our history is marked by slavery, colonialism, unpaid labor, and systems that condone the exploitation of others, many of whom are Black. From the exploitation of farmers to the continued reliance of Black people to explain It all connects. If you care about coffee, you have to care about the livelihood of Black people. That includes defunding the police and continuously fighting for a just future.

Black lives matter. Boss Barista is audience-supported—and your financial resources will be redirected both to individuals and to some of the organizations listed below. Please support the organizations listed below and local initiatives in your neighborhoods.

Please donate your time and resources to organizations fighting for justice.

A LIST OF NUMBERS TO CALL AND PETITIONS TO SIGN + MUCH MORE INFO

A LIST OF COFFEE PROS YOU CAN GIVE YOUR MONEY TO

BLACK LIVES WEEK OF ACTION

DONATE TO NATIONAL BAIL FUNDS (YOUR DONATION WILL BE SPLIT BETWEEN 60+ BAIL FUNDS)

CARE KITCHEN CHICAGO, HELPING FEED CHILDREN AFTER CPS SHUT DOWN MEAL SERVICE.

BRAVE SPACE ALLIANCE, DOING JAIL SUPPORT FOR ARRESTED PROTESTORS

ASSATA’S DAUGHTERS, BLACK-LED ORGANIZATION SUPPORTING RADICAL LIBERAL ACTIVISM

CHICAGO FREEDOM SCHOOL, A YOUTH EMPOWERMENT ORGANIZATION TEACHING CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

SEMICOLON, A BLACK WOMAN-OWNED BOOKSTORE IN CHICAGO - BUY BOOKS HERE!