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“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” MLK JR
2020 is an uncomfortable, challenging year. It keeps pushing us to see our failures, our weaknesses, our flaws and the true nature of what humanity has tried to hide under the carpet for too many years, even centuries. But it also a wonderful opportunity to reveal our strength and to connect with our neighbor.
It is clear like the first light of the day that the solution is in recognizing that we are part of one body, if an arm is broken, all the body will suffer. We need healing and it will come only if we consistently implement our ability of listening, understanding and taking actions for the common good for all.
Déshabillé Magazine decides to stand and support the Black Lives Matter Movement against an unbearable pandemic event like Racism. 2020 is pushing for a radical change. Will we be able to respond to this call?
We have decided to contribute to the movement in 4 ways, join us in one of these activities!
1. THE ROCK CHURCH MARCH
Today Saturday 13th June at 12pm, if you are in New York you can join our friends from the Rock Church in a peaceful march that will remain in history.
In these last weeks, more than ever, we remember Martin Luther King Jr., his messages of equality, hope and love remain relevant today. His life demonstrated Jesus’ commandment to “love our neighbors as ourselves.”
“Love is one of the pinnacle parts of the Christian faith. There is another side called justice, and justice is really love in calculation.”
2. MASKS FOR SALVATION BY DESIGNER CHINAZA ADEOLA
The brand @c.adeola has dedicated its energy and love to saving the world one soul at a time. Believing that our duty is to use our gifts to do it, they have launched #buyamasksalvation to help those protesting to stay safe. For every purchase of a designer mask, they have donated proceeds to purchase disposable masks for the world. Their products were sold out very quickly but keep in touch with the designer for the next step!
“Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction. So when Jesus says ‘Love your enemies,’ he is setting forth a profound and ultimately inescapable admonition.” — “Loving Your Enemies”
3. BAIL THEM OUT WITH DON KAKA
Don Kaka is a talented designer who has just released his new collection called ‘Darkest Summer in LA’. The name of the collection started off as a reference to the dramatic situation around the world, from the coronavirus pandemic until the tragic news of George Floyd’s death, and the escalation of protests that seized America.
In his own words: “I had no idea things would get even darker since then. I want to help however I can so I decided it would be best to donate all the profits of this collection to Black Lives Matter & protester bailout funds”. His reusable masks are made of thick dual folded woven material, 2 layer interior filter and a double elastic band.”
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”MLK Jr
4. PROTECT THE COMMUNITY
Déshabillé Magazine team is based in Europe, Asia and US. Having this opportunity we have decided to call for masks donation in order to distribute it out to the protesters and the community.
Our thanks goes to Mrs. Florence Furaha, CEO of MeetCaregivers who donated us a generous amount of masks from Boston that we will distribute to the Dallas County community during the protests. If you are in Dallas and in need of mask, please get in touch with us, write us here: firstname.lastname@example.org
You could also sign all the petitions you find online if you are not in the States; your voice and your support is important and it will lead to a change. Don’t underestimate how much you count.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?” MLK Jr