We at Lily Trotters feel it is important to put out a formal statement outlining where we stand on Black lives matter: Black lives matter.
For the time being, we will be halting our public presence and focusing on sharing the resources we are turning to for learning about, reflecting on, or donating to racial justice - see below. To the Black women who are part of our community, know that we love you and value you, and we are here to support you in any way we can. To our non-Black community members, we are asking you to join us in learning and acting - have the hard conversations with us, and hold us accountable for being anti-racism allies every single day.
We are a very small team, but one that is committed to diversity and inclusion. As we grow, we promise to center diversity as a core value and support a team that reflects the community we serve. We want this family to be a space where all are welcomed, seen, and heard.
Immediately, we will be donating to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and Baltimore Youth Arts. We encourage you to do the same, or research local nonprofits in your cities and home towns that are supporting this vital work.
Black lives matter.
In peace, love, and commitment to justice -
Susan + The Lily Trotters Team
13th - Netflix
American Son - Netflix
Dear White People - Netflix
If Beale Street Could Talk - Hulu
When They See Us - Netflix
The Hate You Give - Cinemax
How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
White Fragility - Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Sister Outsider by Audre Lord
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David W. Blight
Where to donate:
NAACP Legal Defense Fund https://secure.actblue.com/donate/naacp-1
American Civil Liberties Union https://bit.ly/2UcfG6n
Know Your Rights Camp https://bit.ly/3dCWwOC
Loveland Foundation https://thelovelandfoundation.org/
Baltimore Youth Arts https://www.bmoreyoutharts.org/
Camber Outdoors https://camberoutdoors.org/
Outdoor Afro https://outdoorafro.com/