25 мая полицейский Дерек Шовен задушил афроамериканца Джорджа Флойда. Убийство, произошедшее в Миннеаполисе, повлекло за собой волну протестов по всей Америке и по всему миру – митинги под лозунгом «Black Lives Matter» прошли также в Великобритании, Германии, Нидерландах, Новой Зеландии и других странах. Свою поддержку и солидарность выражают и пользователи социальных сетей, в том числе, модные бренды. К примеру, датский бренд Ganni передал 100 тысяч долларов на борьбу с расовым неравенством, а польский бренд MISBHV на неделю отказался от публикаций, чтобы не отвлекать внимание от повестки. Как модные марки и крупные дома моды реагируют на происходящее, смотрите в Instagram-хронике ниже.
“No-one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than it’s opposite.” Nelson Mandela #raiseyourvoice #blacklivesmatter #equalityforall #weareallinthistogether
The events of the last weeks, including the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor and the subsequent protests have served as a painful reminder of the racism and structural inequity that exists in America. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We have more and important work to do when it comes to championing a louder voice on human rights issues that affect our associates, our customers and our communities. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our commitment is to ensure an organization where we support each other in open and honest dialogue, provide resources for further education on issues affecting our teams, practice radical empathy, and use our voice to stand up for what is right. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Calvin Klein will be making a donation to causes that support the fight against racial and social injustice, including the NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund and the ACLU – a small step in recognizing that inequity is unacceptable and action is required. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With the input of our community, we will continue to explore how we can fight systemic racism and injustice and stand in solidarity with the black community.
Our Instagram will take a week off in memory of George Floyd - and in solidarity with every peaceful protester standing up against racism and police brutality across The United States of America. Let’s not distract ourselves from what really matters. Fashion can wait. In the mean time please consider donating to a bail fund of your choosing, in Minnesota and elsewhere. Let’s get the kids out of prisons ASAP. Artwork by Rirkrit Tiravanija. Police the Police, 2019.
We all need to do our part. Be vocal about the social injustices of race, religion, gender, origin, everywhere around the world. Fight for equality, celebrate diversity, be tolerant, build a dialogue. Violence is not the answer. Silence is not an option. Be the change, Be brave, Be Positive for a better world #blacklivesmatter #dontbesilent
Statement from George Floyd’s Family on 5/28/2020 “... We also cannot sink to the level of our oppressors and we cannot endanger each other as we respond to the necessary urge to raise our voices in unison and in outrage. Looting and violence distract from the strength of our collective voice. “ #georgefloydmemorialfund