I want to congratulate each one of you who have made it to graduation day! A week ago I delivered 16 scholarships for Jenna’s Pies and it was amazing to see all our friends, socially distanced of course. I am immensely proud of each one of you and I can’t wait to see what you all will accomplish following high school! Below are not all the seniors who received scholarships, just ones that agreed to be photographed or who were home during the time of deliveries.
Thank you Ross Gottstein for donating and sponsoring 3 of our graduating seniors’ scholarships! Especially during this time, your donation was such a blessing to the graduating seniors.
I just wanted to share that my business promotes the inclusion of not just those with different-abilities but people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and all those who are marginalized in the world and society today. I stand in solidarity with my brothers and sisters who have faced discrimination due to their skin color. All deserve a voice and to receive justice! Below are some resources if you would like to know more about ways to be an anti-racist ally to those of color.
Also if you would like to take some action, here are some petitions you could sign to fight for justice!
-Breonna Taylor: https://sign.moveon.org/petitions/justiceforbre-police-officers-who-killed-breonna-taylor-must-be-fired?bucket=&source=twitter-share-button&utm_campaign=&utm_source=twitter&share=e57b02c1-bd0f-497f-8365-f51d6114576f
If you have money to donate, here are some links of organizations and families to support.
-Shop businesses that are Black-owned locally
-Black Lives Matter: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019
-Breonna Taylor https://www.gofundme.com/f/9v4q2-justice-for-breonna-taylor
-Ahmaud Arbery https://www.gofundme.com/f/i-run-with-maud
-George Floyd https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd
These are just a few but you can find an extensive list on this website: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/#
I am going to be starting to read White Fragility to educate myself further. Please reach out if you would like to work through this book together. Also, Yale is offering a free course as an educational tool. Let me know if you would like to work through this with me as well! https://oyc.yale.edu/african-american-studies/afam-162
If you are a person of color who believes my business or myself can be a better ally, please reach out to me! I am always open to listen, to learn further, and create spaces for others to use their voice.