There are no perfect words to address the pain of the Black community that is behind the events of the past few weeks. But we know that silence is not an option.
Education and fostering conversation is a small but important step in creating change. So, at Dave, we’re encouraging all our employees to educate themselves on ways that they can be part of the positive change our country needs.
If you’d like to join, here’s a list of resources and organizations you can use to support people of color or educate yourself on how to better support them.
Anti-Racism Resources - A list of books, podcasts, articles, videos, films and TV series and social media accounts to help white people and parents deepen their understanding of anti-racism.
BallotReady - A nonpartisan voting guide for local elections that helps you make informed choices on every candidate on your ballot.
The Conscious Kid - An education, research and policy organization dedicated to reducing bias and promoting positive identity development in youth.
The Opportunity Agenda—Promoting Accountability - An interactive report that identifies pragmatic solutions for transforming the criminal justice system. Learn how police accountability works, and the mechanisms for holding law enforcement accountable.
Talking About Race - A resource from the National Museum of African American History and Culture that provides tools and guidance for families, individuals, and communities to talk about racism and commit to being antiracist.
Black Lives Matter - Founded in 2013, BlackLivesMatter was founded to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. Donate here.
Campaign Zero - An organization trying to end police violence by offering informed policy solutions that communities can put in place. You can access their resources here and donate to support their efforts here.
Color of Change - Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization that helps people respond effectively to injustice in the world. You can sign their petition calling for the end of police violence against Black people here and/or donate here.
NAACP - Founded in 1909, the NAACP is America’s foremost civil rights organization. Driving a movement to build political power and ensure the wellbeing of communities of color, they empower communities to make democracy work for them. You can donate and support the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund here.