Turn Words Into Action

Turn Words Into Action

June 1, 2020
Updated June 16, 2020

“Let America be America again. The land it has never been yet. And yet must be. The land where every man is free.”
– Langston Hughes

Total Human Optimization is the official mission statement at Onnit. But Onnit’s uses another phrase that has become Onnit’s unofficial mission statement: “Por El Bien De Todos,” which translates to “For the Good of All.” 

Yes, Onnit is a fitness lifestyle brand, but we go beyond that. Onnit is dedicated to helping its followers and customers be the best they can be by improving their health, performance, and wellness, and that includes their mental, social, and spiritual development. 

We started Onnit because he wanted to change the world. And now, more than ever, the world needs changing. The loss of far too many Black lives to list has left our nation anguished and outraged. More than 1,000 people are killed by police every year in America, and Black people are three times more likely to be killed than White people. While now is a time for grief and anger, it is also a time for resolve. We can take steps and make reforms to combat police violence and systemic racism within law enforcement.

We’re inspired by those protesting for accountability and change, especially in the face of a pandemic. If you feel the same, see the resources we’ve collected below to learn about police violence and antiracism. We have also listed actions you can take to encourage reform, from organizations that have been working on these issues at the local and national level for years.

You don’t have to be a full-time activist to contribute to systemic cultural change. It’s not a single act but an ongoing practice. And it’s For the Good of All.

EDUCATE

Learn about police violence and antiracism in America.

Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights—New Era of Public Safety: A Guide to Fair, Safe, and Effective Community Policing

Equal Justice Initiative—Tragic Death of George Floyd Reveals Continuing Problem of Police Violence

Center for Policing Equity—The Science of Justice: Race, Justice, and Police Use of Force

The Opportunity Agenda—Promoting Accountability

The National Museum of African American History and Culture—Talking About Race

Anti-racism reading recommendations

Revolution Reading List

Click Here For a List of Movies, Shows, and Documentaries About Racial Injustice

Subscribe to This Anti-Racism Daily Newsletter

CREATE CHANGE

Take steps and lend support to encourage reform.

Campaign Zero

Austin Justice Coalition

The Leadership Conference Education Fund—Take Action in your Local Community

Color of Change—Sign a Petition to End Violent Policing Against Black People

Official Breonna Taylor Memorial Fund—Go Fund Me

Official George Floyd Memorial Fund—Go Fund Me

Support George Floyd’s family through this fund designed to cover expenses as well as care for his children and their education.

Nationwide Bail Fund

Justice for George Floyd (Colors of Change) 

Justice for Breonna Taylor

Justice For Ahmaud Arbery

National Action Against Police Brutality

NAACP We are Done Dying

Black Visions Collective

Black Lives Matter

ENGAGE

Below is a list of organizations working on the front lines to help create equality.

Black Futures Lab 

Center for Policing Equity 

Movement For Black Lives

National Black Justice Coalition

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP)

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF

Finally, don’t underestimate the impact you can have in your very own home. These are certainly trying times, and self-care is also important to stay strong and focused. Here are some free and confidential resources which can be accessed 24/7.

American Psychological Association (APA)—Unmute your feelings

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)—Resources for African Americans

Brave Space Alliance—Support groups

The Loveland Foundation—Loveland Therapy Fun

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