Black Lives Matter.

Thank you to our community. We see you, we hear you and we stand with you.  We’ve taken a step back to pause, listen and reflect. 

We’ve begun to have important and difficult conversations internally on how we can address Anti-Black racism. We are committed to doing better.

We want you to know that we will continue to do the hard work to bring meaningful change to our organization. Some of these changes will be more apparent than others, such as diverse representation in our marketing, website and social channels.

Change is also a process, and although we may stumble along the way, we are committed to moving forward. As a first step, we are forming a diverse internal group to amplify Black and BIPOC voices within the company. We will also use this forum to ensure our approach is inclusive of all backgrounds, from all levels, and extends across multiple human rights issues.


We will not stop here.

We're committed to act and help, and hope you are too.


We’re sharing a few of the resources that our team found helpful below to get the conversation started. We hope you’ll find them useful too.




1. DONATE



If you have the means to donate, below are some of the organizations that support Black Communities:

Donate to Victim's Funds

Black Lives Matter 
Campaign Zero 
NAACP 
Color of Change 
The Innocence Project 
National Bail Out 
Black Visions Collective 



If you do not have the means to donate, there are many other means of non-monetary Anti-racism support:


+ any and all other petitions in support of Justice for Black victims and the Black community





+ support films, documentaries and tv series produced, featuring and created by Black artists




4. LISTEN


1619

About Race
Code Switch
The Diversity Gap
Intersectionality Matters!
Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast
Pod For The Cause
Pod Save the People Seeing White

+ support podcasts produced and featuring Black artists




7. SHOW UP



Check in on your Black friends, family, loves ones and colleagues.

Educate yourself on what it means to be Anti-racist.

Have difficult conversations with non-Black, friends and family, and keep having them. Hold those close to you accountable. 

Share and repost resources to educate those around you.

Write to your elected officials. 

Amplify Black voices in your community that need to be heard.

Support Black owned businesses and artists.

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Keep supporting after the outrage dies down.



Become a meaningful ally, and get involved.




For a full and comprehensive list of ways to help, please click here


We welcome you to reach out to us at cs@charlotterusse.com if you'd like to see more organizations or resources added to this list