Racism has existed in the US for centuries. We see it manifested out on the streets and on social media feeds, with non-Black folks taking Black hairstyles and participating in other forms of cultural appropriation. We see it in constant microaggressions and racism in the US education system. We see it in the police violence we witnessed against Black Lives Matter protesters and the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery. Change is long overdue.
In response to the continued police violence against Black communities, we have adapted our free bystander intervention training to address police violence and anti-Black harassment and put an end to racism in public space. We are committed to taking action and educating others on how to end racism and respond to police violence today through bystander intervention.
Each of us has the power to create change in our own ways.
If you have asked yourself any of these questions: what is systemic racism? What is the history of police violence in the US? What are types of police brutality and why do police use brutality to begin with? We want you to know that there are several resources, organizations, and tools available to you.
Join us and let’s make change happen.