This week, we are pausing Unstill Life.
We stand with the black community and believe #blacklivesmatter. We vow to continue to learn and actively create an inclusive and equal place in our community.
A message from owner, Doug Coffin:
“I am sad that once again cities across the country have erupted in mass demonstrations, fires and vandalism. I am sad that we continue to ignore the brutality visited on people of color, the racism and the poverty that lead us to this point over and over. I have seen this happen too many times; for me the memories go all the way back to Watts in 1965. We need to stop this cycle. This time we need to make good on our promises to eliminate police brutality. We need to accept that racism still exists in a very big way and all of us need to commit to fighting it every day. We cannot accept an economic system that focuses solely on the enrichment of the few and doesn't give a damn about the rest.
I am proud of New Haven. Those who have been protesting have been clear about what needs to change and have not let things dissolve into violence. Let us honor their triumphs and keep working together for the change we all need”
We encourage everyone to follow these community organizations @blacklivesmatternewhaven @citywide.youth and if you have follow suggestions please leave them in the comments below 👇🏼
If you can DONATE please consider giving what you can to CT Bail fund http://www.ctbailfund.org/donate , Black Lives Matter New Haven www.paypal.me/BLMNH2 and www.paypal.me/SunBLMNH or any other local organizations that are Black and BIPOC led.
#blacklivesmatter #newhavenct #togethernewhaven #newhavenstrong #blacklivesmatternewhaven #ctbailfund #madeinnewhaven
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