Lately I’ve been reflecting on allyship. For me it is an active state, not a passive one, and it requires constant vigilance, learning, and re-learning. This month I am reading “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander to learn not just how but why more African American men are in prison or jail, on probation or parole, than were enslaved in 1850, before the Civil War began. The short answer is: The War on Drugs.
- Will we use the knowledge we have about structural racism to end the War on Drugs that targets our Black and Brown communities?
- Will we use the data to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive cannabis industry?
- Will we fund the BIPOC cannabis companies we say we support?
- Will be purchase cannabis products from BIPOC companies and dispensaries?
- Will we finally federally legalize (de-schedule or de-criminalize) cannabis so we can focus on healing and repairing our country?
- And if so, how?
We’ve curated a YouTube playlist of the Black womxn featured in our film. Watch now
- Black History/Present/Future Month
- Women’s History Month
- International Women’s Day (March 8th)
- 4/20 (April 20th)
- Earth Day (April 22nd)
- Mother’s Day (May 9th)
- and more!