Our Support for the Black Lives Matter Movement
We are dedicated to being a part of the solution and change to end systemic racism and its institutions in America. Even if it’s just a small part, we as a team feel an initiative is more powerful than a statement that doesn’t contain an action towards real change.
Our first initiative is releasing a 'We Cannot Be Silenced' Tee where we will be donating 100% of the proceeds to The Bail Project.
“We believe that paying bail for someone in need is an act of resistance against a system that criminalizes race and poverty and an act of solidarity with local communities and movements for decarceration. Over the next five years, The Bail Project will open dozens of sites in high-need jurisdictions with the goal of paying bail for tens of thousands of low-income Americans, all while collecting stories and data that prove money bail is not necessary to ensure people return to court. We won’t stop until meaningful change is achieved and the presumption of innocence is no longer for sale.” – bailproject.org
Next, we will be partnering with Quantasy, a digital agency committed to pushing the culture, and we will be presenting an ongoing educational series around subjects such as:
- Exploring other ways to work in sports
- Money/Financial Management
- When, why, and how to be serious about education
- What to take away from sports other than the activity itself
- And many more
In partnering with Quantasy we will also be bringing guest speakers that resonate with our audience through IG live. In addition to the Live sessions we will also provide written resources. To learn more, check out what we have to say at our main site.
To help the cause please consider directly donating to the following organizations that Ballislife fully supports:
Black Lives Matter: #BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund: The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. LDF also defends the gains and protections won over the past 75 years of civil rights struggle and works to improve the quality and diversity of judicial and executive appointments.