How to be an Ally: Supporting Black Lives Matter

When were you taught about race and culture? There is no right answer, it’s just a question of reflection. The truth is, race and culture that differs from our own is something we should learn about on a daily basis. There are so many things that we don’t know, and could never understand, unless we take the time to pause, listen, and learn. 

As members of a community, we believe it’s important to come together in support of a future filled with equality to create a safe and cohesive environment for us all to enjoy.

We’ve compiled a list of resources to help you educate yourself and others, as well as organizations you can support, and actions you can take today. 

Books and Resources: 

For Educating Kids:

  • The New York Times created a list of kid-friendly books to help you explain racism and protest to your kids. 
  • On Saturday, June 5, Sesame Street and CNN will be doing a town hall to discuss racism and protest. This hour-long show will also be recorded and available online.
  • Your kids aren’t too young to talk about race. This roundup provides several resources for both adults and children to start this conversation together. 

Actions You Can Take:

Donate to a Cause

Pro-Tip: Before making a donation, check to see if your company offers a matching gift program where they match your donation amount! 

Our team at I Heart Old Towne Orange believes that working together, we can support the community and that we can indeed bring about positive change!

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Last Updated on May 24, 2023 by Pattie Cordova