Take Anti-Racism Actions
June 2020 marks the Hip Circle 10th anniversary as a feminist dance, fitness, and community space in Evanston/Rogers Park. While this is a significant milestone, we aren’t feeling joyful or celebratory. Our city, state, and nation are in turmoil.
Hip Circle Empowerment Center was created to help women unapologetically accept themselves as strong, beautiful, and worthy of attention no matter their size, color, experience, or socio-economic status. We recognize that our work is still gravely important, especially for BIPOC women.
The board, teachers, and staff of Hip Circle Empowerment Center continue to seek justice and change in the wake of the senseless murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others. There is a plague of racism and violence directed at people of color, who have been systematically oppressed, targeted, and killed. We need to make it stop.
We have compiled a list of resources to support the fight against injustice and we will continue to update this list. Suggested Equity Resources:
- Minnesota Freedom Fund
- Chicago Community Bond
- George Floyd Memorial GoFundMe
- Citizens Network of Protection
- Equal Justice Initiative
- Showing Up For Racial Justice
- Black Lives Matter
- For Our White Friends Desiring to Be Allies
- What White People Can Do For Racial Justice
- 20+ Allyship Actions for Asians to Show Up for the Black Community Right Now
- Check Your Privilege
Thank you for your help, support, and partnership. Actions are critical right now to ensure we start down the path to make the staggering amount of change required.