AE Community,

 

Since the start of Apparel Entrepreneurship, two of our core values are inclusivity and diversity, where we want to offer support to entrepreneurs no matter background, culture, gender, skin color, creed, age, sexual orientation, physical appearance, or socio-economic status.

 

There is no way we can truly understand what it’s like to walk a day in a black person’s shoes. But we feel for the community. We support the fact that Black Lives Matter.

 

We are not naive, we know we are privileged in so many ways, but we can start by educating ourselves, our children, and those around us.  We have to work proactively towards a solution, a future that isn’t full of racism and hate. We don’t have all the answers. But we’ve begun the process of finding them. Here is what we currently are doing to learn more:

 

Following:
@oshetamoore
@rachel.cargle
@tamikadmallory
@theconsciouskid
@ajabarber
@dominiquedrakeford
@mspackyetti
@seekwisdompcw

 

Watching and listening:
13th on Netflix
When They See Us on Netflix
1619 Podcast on New York Times
At The Intersection with Brian Kennedy and Marion Johnson

 

Reading:
How To Be An Anti-Racist – Ibram X. Kendi
White Fragility – Robin J DiAngelo

 

Please reply to this email with more recommendations.

 

You may have seen that we have planned a free training next week. We have decided to postpone this training, because we want to leave room for more important messages to be heard right now.

 

For a better tomorrow,
/Ana & Klas