To our #KindHuman Community,
At Riley Studio, equality has and always will be a core value of ours. It is ingrained in our company and is paramount to our ‘We Are Human Kind’ ethos. But in moments like this, we want to reiterate that we stand alongside the global black community and we are committed indefinitely to helping eradicate long standing racism.
Whilst awareness is important, it is not enough and we know that only by taking action can we begin to ensure systemic change. We are committed to using our platform to share resources to help our community and ourselves and we have compiled a list of resources below to initially share with you to help take action.
As a business, we know that we can do better. We have donated to the NAACP and the Black Lives Matter Movements but we are aware this is not enough. We will be taking time as a team to look inwardly at how Riley Studio can take more action and fight louder for the change that is needed.
Obama said yesterday, “Ultimately it’s going to be a new generation of activists to shape strategies that best fit the times.” Let us all be the changes of tomorrow.
Black Lives Matter
George Floyd Memorial Fund
The Bail Project
The Movement for Black Lives
NAACP Legal Defence Fund
*We used ActBlue to split our donations which is a useful tool.
How to be an Antiracist - Ibram X. Kendi
Me and White Supremacy - Layla F. Saad
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People about Race - Reni Eddo-Lodge
Between The World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
Brit(ish) - Afua Hirsch
Natives - Akala
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History - Vashti Harrison
Recitatif - Toni Morrison
Divided Sisters - Midge Wilson & Kathy Russell
The Central Park Five
In My Blood It Runs
When They See Us
169 - New York Times
We Need to Talk About The British Empire - Afua Hirsch
About Race - Reni Eddo-Lodge
Good Ancestors - Layla E.Saad
Conversations - Nova Reid