👂 Listen. 📚 Learn. ✌🏿 Act. 🔁 Repeat.

Over the past several days, we’ve taken time to reflect, listen, learn, support, and now to amplify resources and efforts in the ongoing fight against racial injustice. Now we’re calling on you to join us.

We stand with you, and for you. 🖤⁠

“Each person on this beautiful Earth deserves to live without fear.”

—Anna Sheffield

Below are just a few organizations our team has supported through donations and we ask you to consider doing so as well if you have the means.

Fair Fight – Fair Fight brings awareness to the public on election reform, advocates for election reform at all levels, and engages in other voter education programs and communications. Click here to learn more.

Trans Justice Funding Project – The Trans Justice Funding Project is a community-led funding initiative founded in 2012 to support grassroots, trans justice groups run by and for trans people. Click here to learn more.

Fashion for All Foundation (FAA) – At Fashion For All Foundation, we believe, every talented and qualified person should have access to all roles in the fashion industry no matter their background, racial makeup, size or physical ability. The Fashion Industry can take the lead and serve as stand up examples by setting the trend of diversity, representation and inclusion. Click here to learn more.

Minnesota Freedom Fund (MFF) – The Minnesota Freedom Fund pays criminal bail and immigration bond for those who can not afford to as we seek to end discriminatory, coercive and oppressive jailing. Click here to learn more.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) – The ACLU was founded in 1920 and is our nation’s guardian of liberty. They work in the courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Click here to learn more.

Melissa Koby

Below are a few resources our team is taking in and sharing with members of our families, communities, and networks.

The Appeal Podcast – The Appeal Podcast, hosted by Adam Johnson, is where we take a deeper look at the most important criminal justice stories of the week—featuring reporters, lawyers, activists, analysts, and those personally affected by the American legal system. Click here to learn more.

The Movement of Black Lives – The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) formed in December of 2014, was created as a space for Black organizations across the country to debate and discuss the current political conditions, develop shared assessments of what political interventions were necessary in order to achieve key policy, cultural and political wins, convene organizational leadership in order to debate and co-create a shared movement wide strategy. Click here to learn more.

The New York Times’ ‘When Jail Becomes Normal’ – Read the full article here.

Because actions will always speak louder than words. Below, are several ways you can get involved regardless of your resources or financial position.

I will make four calls to #Repeal50-a – We are joining Communities United for Police Reform in calling on the NYS Senate & NYS Assembly fully repeal of 50-a — no amendments/modifications — and pass the rest of the Safer NY Act bills. Click here to sign up.

Sign the Path of Justice Pledge – End police brutality and killings by restricting the use of force, creating non-lethal response teams, and demilitarizing police forces. Call 202-902-7660.

National Resources List – A master document of everything from nationwide charities you can donate to, free legal help per state, mutual aid funds, tips if you attend a protest. Click here to access.

Have suggestions for us as a company or organizations you would like us to check out? We want to hear from you. Email us at info@annasheffield.com.