Let’s use Pride as an opportunity to show up as allies in support of racial justice, and against racism and violence in all of its forms, via PFLAG Gives Back with Pride.
In 2015, we launched PFLAG Gives Back, a program that has seen thousands of PFLAGers giving back to their local communities. Now, with so many Pride events cancelled, it’s time to rally and step up as PFLAGers always do.
Start by downloading PFLAG Gives Back, then check out these other ways to give back with Pride, using PFLAG’s three pillars of Support, Education, and Advocacy.
Support racial justice efforts with your voice, your body, your donations, and your contributions.
Want to help keep protesters safe and resourced? We’ve developed a special PFLAG Gives Back module to create first aid kits and refresh stations for direct action activists. Download the instructions here.
Want to support bail funds for protesters? Start here.
Want to support Black-owned businesses? Start here, or use the Official Black Wall Street directory.
Education often starts with the conversations we choose to have. Here are a few questions that many of us are using to get our discussions moving:
What were you taught about race and culture, and how does it influence how you see the world today?
What is happening in your community? Do you know the positions of your local elected officials on ending police brutality against Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPoc) communities?
How can you be actively anti-racist instead of just being “not racist”?
These are hard questions and will be even harder conversations, which might make people uncomfortable. They should. But as PFLAGers know, it is the difficult and uncomfortable conversations that get us on our journey to action.
Beyond conversations, here are some helpful sessions, tools, and resources to continue your education:
Want to read books on anti-racism or recommend books to family and friends? Start here.
If you’re looking for organizations to connect with locally, try using search terms like “racial justice and [your town name]” in your favorite search engine. Please remember that many organizations are volunteer-led and overextended, so be patient with response times. Two great organizations that have local chapters/units include the NAACP and Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ). We also recommend:
This year, PFLAG Gives Back with Pride - let’s provide support in the many different ways that it’s needed, get educated on how to show up, and advocate to end systemic racism, white supremacy, and violence.
Thank you for all that you do, Team PFLAG National