As a brand, as a team, as people, we are so saddened to see events like the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and of so many other black people. We stand with you, against injustice and persecution.
"It is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist" - Angela Y Davis
As a small business, in this difficult time, we are doing what we can to inform and educate ourselves and to take action. We have made a number of donations as a team and found the resources below really useful, so we wanted to share them so you can research, learn and get involved too.
13th (Available on Netflix)
American Son (Available on Netflix)
When They See Us (Available on Netflix)
Why I'm no longer talking to white people about race - Reni Eddo-Lodge
How to be Anti-Racist - Ibram X.Kendi
My name is Why - Lemn Sissay
There are so many other great resources and books etc out there, these are just a few that we have watched/read, we would love you to share some more with us so we can continue to learn.
We are reassessing the ways in which we communicate with our MERABI community, how we can continue this conversation and what we can do to make a change with our operations in respect of diversity and inclusivity. We recognise this is not a problem that needs a day, or a month of action but something that needs to be always present in our day to day communications. We want to do better and we encourage you and fellow brands to do the same.
Sending so much love to all of our MERABI community and beyond xx