At Stojo, we are on a mission to make positive changes in our world and that includes social change. Systemic racial injustice must not be condoned in any way and we choose not to be silent. The loss of so many lives in unjust ways has left many of us angry, outraged, and deeply hurt.

We believe in diversity and inclusivity, and that small steps can lead to big changes. We know that actions speak louder than words, so below are some resources that you can use to educate yourself, take peaceful action, or contribute to the movement.

Get to know Black leaders championing for social change

Patrice Khan-Cullors, a New York Times best-selling author of When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir, Fulbright scholar, and co-founder of Black Lives Matter.
@osopepatrisse @blklivesmatter

Alicia Garza, an organizer, writer, speaker and co-founder of Black Lives Matter.
@chasinggarza @blklivesmatter

Melanie Campbell has been active in the civil rights, women’s rights, and social justice movements for more than 20 years. Today, she focuses on increasing voter participation among black youth and fighting voter suppression efforts around the country through the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation.

Leteefah Simon, heads the Akonadi Foundation, an organization that goes after the structural inequalities at the heart of US society. There, she works to expand opportunities for communities of color, improve media representation of people of color, and foster intersectionality.

Bree Newsome, an American filmmaker, musician, speaker, and activist from Charlotte, North Carolina. She is best known for her act of civil disobedience on June 27, 2015, when she was arrested for removing the Confederate flag from the South Carolina state house grounds in the aftermath of the Charleston Shooting.

Brittany Packyetti Cunningham is an American activist, the co-founder of Campaign Zero, and a co-host of American political podcast Pod Save the People. She was a member of President Barack Obama's 21st Century Policing Task Force.

Get Educated on the Issues

Members of our team are listening and trying to better educate themselves of these issues. Here are a few video and written resources that we've found useful:

Educate Your Children

31 Children’s Books to Support Conversations on Race, Racism, and Resistance curated by the Conscious Kid

Register to Vote 

Use your right to vote. Voting in your local elections is more important than you think. Take time to educate yourself on candidates that will create positive change within communities.

When We Vote

Voting Dates by State

Sign a Petition

Color of Change is the largest online racial justice organization in the country, developed a platform with structural demands that will, over time, reduce the overall impact of policing in ways that are concrete and tangible

Join or contribute to your local chapter of Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

Support Black owned businesses 

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Stojo is committed to fighting racial inequality. We will be doing the work internally within our organization and externally with our partners, to ensure we are working towards positive and effective change. We urge you to educate, to call, to donate, to do more. We are all in this together. 

With Love and Solidarity,
Team Stojo