Create an ad to inform people about a charity and encourage them to donate. It can be a real charity or you can make one up!
Freedom is a word that our country was founded on, yet over 400 years later and people of color are still being discriminated against. Even after the 13th Amendment, even after the Civil Rights Movement, in 2020 black men and women are still being unfairly punished and killed simply because of the color of their skin.
The recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmad Aubrey (and many more) have risen to the center of media attention in the past weeks as an example of the police brutality and the biases that people hold. Tensions are rising as most people are saying enough is enough. People are taking to the streets
Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a movement that was founded in 2013 after the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. It was founded to eradicate white supremacy and to build local power and intervene to combat acts of violence towards black people. But things are still happening regardless of the liberties that all people are supposed to have in this country.
In recent memory, there have been multiple killings of black men and women that have been thrust into the media not because of the act itself, but because it was filmed, shared, and seen thousands of times prompting outcry from people around the globe.
I acknowledge my privilege as a white woman. I understand that I will not experience the same things that people of color in America do. I understand that I can jog, sleep, and drive without fearing my life. But for the people who do, I will march, educate, speak, and walk alongside until equity and justice are given.
I created this graphic that can be posted as an ad on social media, websites, etc. to bring awareness to the BLM movement and to encourage donations (not just to BLM, but to many different platforms). In a culture that is focused so much on appearances, posting on your social media isn’t enough. Throw appearances aside and do the works that are going to make the change.
“Let me hold the door for you.
I may have never walked in your shoes, but I can see your soles are worn, your strength is torn under the weight of a story I have never lived before.
Let me hold the door for you.
After all you’ve walked through, it’s the least I can do.”Morgan Harper Nichols @garden24co
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