Marlene Paez Dukes
Black Lives Matter.
To the Black members of our creative community: We see you. We hear you. We stand with you.
We are heartbroken and angry by the treatment of Black people and People of Color in America. We will make it clear with our actions moving forward that there is no grey area when it comes to racism, violence, and injustice — and we will not tolerate it.
Everyone is welcomed.
We support our Black speakers, Black partners, and Black creative members. We believe in giving a damn and promise to continue to use our platform to amplify the voices of Black creators. We have a collection of past events that you can access that reflect important themes such as justice and that showcase our talented Black community.
We are here to support you.
We will continue to further amplify the voices and projects of Black business owners, creators, writers, directors, activists, and others in our community. For our first step, we have compiled and shared a list of informative resources, tools, and platforms that we have found helpful in beginning this journey.
We stand with our Black community and Black creatives in the fight against racism and violence, and we urge us all to do the same.
If you have suggestions or feedback please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
— The CreativeMornings Chicago Team.
Helpful Resources and Tools
Chicago black owned businesses to support.
Why it’s not enough to be non-racist.
Justice in June: Commit to an action a day to become more informed.
Listen to the Black Lives Matter Playlist.
Educate yourself and ways to help (via Black Lives Matter).
Baratunde’s World-Saving Books Bookshop is an online bookshop on Black history, taking action, children’s books, and more.
It’s Nice That compiled a list of petitions to sign, funds and charities to donate to, and resources for educating yourself and those around you.
20 actions White people & non-Black People of Color in corporate (and otherwise) can take to show up for Black people right now.
The White Shift is a new podcast and resource for committing to justice and ending White silence.
Watch the movie Just Mercy for free.