Dear The Paw Tribe Community,
One of our core pillars is to share culture and love through beautifully-crafted goods from East Africa. We believe sharing art and passions helps bridge communities near and far.
We want our Tribe to know that we are committed to fighting systemic racism and injustice globally because black lives matter, black voices matter, and black culture matters -- which includes our Ethiopian and Kenyan colleagues.
We stand with the black community.
We stand for love.
We stand for equality.
We stand for truth.
We stand for acceptance.
While The Paw Tribe team consists of a diverse group of women, we recognize that we still have a lot to learn for our black brothers and sisters. Change starts from within. We will not always get it right, but we will continue to educate ourselves, listen, and support through action.
This week, we have paused our social media platforms to amplify the voices of black leaders and activists and to listen and learn. We will be highlighting their thoughts, as well as African-owned brands. We are striving to do better. Together, we can and must all do better.
The Paw Tribe team
Here are resources that we have tapped into in the past and / or are currently tapping into.
We have donated to the Equal Justice Initiative.
- How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi (we highly recommend all his books)
- Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (one of the most powerful books we have read. Available to rent on film. Bryan's personal story is also available on Amazon and HBO)
- White Fragility by Robin J. DiAngelo
- So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
- Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Collins
- The Youngest Marcher by Cynthia Levinson
- Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds.
- Let it Shine by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Voices & Organizations to Follow & Listen & Get Inspired By
- @femalecollective and @candacereels (founder of Female Collective)