Given the racially charged events happening throughout the country and the world at large, we want to use our weekly Knowledge Drop to highlight black voices and creators. Now is not the time to remain silent, but to use social media as an organizing tool to amplify, educate, and express.
As a company that focuses on amplifying voices, we are angered by the systematic racial injustices and senseless loss of countless lives that have led us to where we are today. Although social media awareness and action is only a small step in a much larger process of learning and unlearning, we have taken note of the collective outrage and are motivated by its power.
We will continue to do our part and today we’re sharing some of the tools our team has been assembling from those around us to help proliferate how we’ve been educating ourselves.
Places We’ve Donated To: We have implored team members to individually conduct research and donate to organizations they feel passionate about. Social Studies has matched each employee’s donation to the below organizations:
- George Floyd Memorial Fund
- NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
- Black Lives Matter Global Network
- Reclaim the Block
- Know Your Rights
Resources We’re Exploring: As a data and results-driven company, we believe the foundation of change starts with knowledge. We are taking this time to reassess and expand our collective understanding of and beyond the protests and trending hashtags. We are holding ourselves accountable by benchmarking our growth.
- Guide to Allyship
- Who Gets to be Afraid in America?
- Anti-Racism Project
- FREE #DoTheWork Courseby @rachel.cargle
Accounts We’re Following: Since day one we have believed in the power of influence, and now that is truer than ever. We will continue to find and amplify powerful voices across social that are fueling change. Note: this is a short list representing a few of many. It is by no means exhaustive, and we will continue updating it.
Download our list of resources, organizations, businesses, and creators and please share. Thank you for your time. The Social Studies team.