Statement of Support for the Black Lives Matter Movement
Updated: Sep 3
At Bromberger Law, we want to take a moment to acknowledge this time of incredible upheaval. Our nation is struggling to manage a deadly pandemic, while also reckoning with the widespread effects of long-entrenched systemic racism. We strongly condemn the systemic racial injustices that communities of color face every day, and unequivocally state that Black lives matter.
We believe that the events of the last six months can be a turning point in our country in the fight for racial justice. As a firm focused on creating positive social impact, equity and justice are at the core of our values. We are committed to amplifying voices of color and are continually looking for ways that we can be better allies in the fight for racial justice—we also are here to support our clients to do the same.
To that end, we would like to begin this conversation by sharing a few resources addressing this topic with respect to the philanthropic and social impact sectors:
In Defense of Black Staff in the Political Sector, Inclusv, June 15, 2020: https://medium.com/@inclusv/in-defense-of-black-staff-in-the-political-sector-9cd3335d308b
Black Foundation Executives Request Action by Philanthropy on Anti-Black Racism, ABFE, June 12, 2020: https://abfe.egnyte.com/dl/NhwadCaj6s/
The Case for Funding Black-Led Social Change, Emergent Pathways, LLC (prepared for ABFE), December 2019: http://www.blacksocialchange.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/BSCFN_BLSCO_Report.pdf
Grantmaking with a Racial Justice Lens, Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity: https://racialequity.org/grantmaking-with-a-racial-justice-lens/
NEXT Economy LIVE: Tools for the Work of Uprooting Racism (Shilpa Jain), Social Venture Circle, June 17, 2020: https://vimeo.com/430143676
BIPOC-Led Groups Call Out Kellogg, Rockefeller, and Walmart on Bad Practice, Nonprofit Quarterly, July 15, 2020: https://nonprofitquarterly.org/bipoc-led-groups-call-out-kellogg-rockefeller-and-walmart-on-bad-practice/
Anti-Racism Resource Collection by the Resource Sharing Project: http://www.resourcesharingproject.org/anti-racism-resource-collection
Black Women in Nonprofits Matter by Dr. Danielle Moss Lee, Nonprofit Quarterly, July 8, 2020: https://nonprofitquarterly.org/black-women-in-nonprofits-matter/
Investing to Advance Racial Equity by Heidi Bush, CFA, Jennifer Leonard, CFA, Craig Metrick, CAIA, Katherine Pease at Cornerstone Capital Group, Aug. 12, 2020: https://cornerstonecapinc.com/investing-to-advance-racial-equity-second-edition/
Why Black Trans Women Are Essential to Our Future by Imara Jones for TIME Magazine, Aug. 20, 2020: https://time.com/5880964/imara-jones-black-trans-women/
We will continue to share anti-racist resources and information here that we find useful and that we believe can help our community as we continue to do this work together.