The Wingspan team is deeply disturbed and devastated by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the countless other Black men and women who have had their lives taken from them at the hands of police and white supremacists. The racism endured over the past few weeks is just the latest in this country’s 400-year history of hate and injustice. As a new company, we want to say unequivocally that Wingspan supports and stands with the Black Lives Matter movement, condemns police brutality, and believes that police across America must stop murdering Black people with impunity. We’ve spent the past days listening, having tough internal conversations, and planning a way forward. We also recognize that in order for the system as a whole to work for Black people, there needs to be long-term systemic change. We want to put our money where our mouth is and help in ways that start to shift the socioeconomic status quo.
This is just the beginning, and we pledge to make an ongoing commitment to this work as we grow. As long as there is racism in the world, we have a responsibility to call it out and step up. We’ve also compiled a list of resources and ways we can all take action. Please take a look, find what speaks to you most, and share as you see fit. We will continue to update this list. Elevate and Spend Your Money at Black-Owned Businesses
Donate to Mutual Aid and Bail Funds
Take Care of Your Mental Health
As always, Wingspan is here for any questions and feedback you might have for us. Please don’t hesitate to reach out. In solidarity, The Wingspan Team