Enough is Enough
Brllnt stands firmly against racism and hate and in solidarity with the Black community.
As creatives, it is our privilege to use our passions to give a voice to causes and companies that are making a positive change in the world. Our words are not enough. We commit to taking action, to banding together with our community and to standing up against racism and for true justice today.
“The true measure of our commitment to justice, the character of our society, our commitment to the rule of law, fairness, and equality cannot be measured by how we treat the rich, the powerful, the privileged, and the respected among us. The true measure of our character is how we treat the poor, the disfavored, the accused, the incarcerated, and the condemned. We are all implicated when we allow other people to be mistreated.”
― Bryan Stevenson
Today we are voting across the DMV and collecting valuable resources to educate ourselves and to take action in support of organizations committed to change:
- Vote today in the primaries and in November
- Sign petitions demanding justice for George Floyd here and here, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor.
- Anti-racism resources for white people
- 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
- Show Up for Racial Justice
- Reject Racism t-shirt (all profits donated to @mnfreedomfund)
- Donate to organizations fighting for equal justice
- Support Black owned Restaurants in the DMV and find others via Official Black Wall Street or WeBuyBlack apps
And finally ACLU’s guide to Knowing Your Rights when protesting:
- The right to protest is a fundamental human right guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the First Amendment.
- If you get stopped, ask if you are free to go. If the police say yes, calmly walk away.
- You have the right to record. The right to protest includes the right to record, including recording police doing their jobs.
- The police can order people to stop interfering with legitimate police operations, but video recording from a safe distance is not interfering.
- If you get stopped, police cannot take or confiscate any videos or photos without a warrant.
- If you are videotaping, keep in mind in some states, the audio is treated differently than the images. But images and video images are always fully protected by the First Amendment.
- The police’s main job in a protest is to protect your right to protest and to de-escalate any threat of violence.
- If you get arrested, don’t say anything. Ask for a lawyer immediately. Do not sign anything and do not agree to anything without an attorney present.
- If you get arrested, demand your right to a local phone call. If you call a lawyer for legal advice, law enforcement is not allowed to listen.
- Police cannot delete data from your device under any circumstances.