Our world and specifically black communities are hurting right now. We must all start taking more of an active role in standing up for what we believe in and fighting against what we don’t. All Black Lives Matter! We need to see the human in everyone.
Racial Justice and Equality are two things that people shouldn’t have to fight for, to die for, but the reality is that they do. That we do.
So how can we work towards changing this and creating a better world? We know… that’s a very loaded question, but talking about it is a great step and leads us to take action. So please read through this with us and hear us out. We welcome your different opinions and we welcome any corrections that you’d like to share with us.
We took some time away from posting about SYZYGY on our social media. As a company, we think it’s important to be able to turn off when necessary to focus our attention elsewhere. There is so much pressure that a lot of us put on ourselves to stay “current” on social media every day, reply to everything and everyone immediately, and focus on what’s right in front of us, instead of taking a step back and looking at bigger pictures.
We spend so much of our lives working… but allowing ourselves as individuals and companies to pause and reflect, learn, and serve in other areas is so important and necessary for growth. Right now Black Lives need our attention and Black Lives need our actions.
After the death of George Floyd we have been making the time to take action in other areas, signing petitions, learning who we can safely donate to, learning how we can best act, and serve during this time and continue in the future.
With the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, David McAtee, Tony McDade, Botham Jean & Atatiana Jefferson, Trayvon Martin, and countless others, we need to all come together to learn and keep taking action. This list of names doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface, but it’s part of why we and so many are angry, why we are hurt, and why we want to do our best to create change.
Our first action was to step up and LEARN! We have heard it loud and clear recently from the leadership of so many important voices in the black communities. The Black Lives Matter Movement doesn’t mean that all lives don’t matter, but that we need to be focused on black lives right now and always in the future and we agree! All lives can’t matter if black peoples lives don’t.