The theme for this year’s Black History Month was “Black Resistance”: “Black resistance strategies have served as a model for every other social movement in the country, thus, the legacy and importance of these actions cannot be understated…”, read more on this year’s theme here.

This month we shared ways to celebrate, organizations to donate to, events to attend, and steps to take to celebrate Black History Month on our socials. This post recaps just a few of those opportunities.

TAKE ACTION: support Black-owned businesses, restaurants, and Black artists, donate to Black-led organizations, movements, and nonprofits, look into workplace giving, get involved with your neighborhood’s or local community’s mutual aid

      ADVOCATE: support policies that fight against engrained systemic injustices, testify at hearings, attend meetings, volunteer, attend rallies or protests, contact your representatives, sign petitions

        Black History Month offers us the opportunity to intentionally take time to learn more about the parts of history that have often been erased, rewritten, or ignored; to take time to reflect on the parts of white supremacy that live within us; to redistribute our resources and wealth to those most harmed by the systems some of us benefit from; to celebrate the Black leaders, scientists, speakers, writers, educators, artists, changemakers, movements, and ideas that have shaped our world.
        Though today marks the last day of February and the last day of Black History Month, we hope that your learning, reflection, celebration, and efforts continue into the days, weeks, months, and years that follow.