OddBird stands with the Black community in grieving and protesting racist police violence and murder. We must all demand an end to the state-sanctioned assault on Black people, and take action to confront anti-Blackness in all our systems. There is much to do, but one action is simple and clear: we want to support the organizations already working in the streets and behind the scenes – and we’re inviting you to join us.
#BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Their mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. We’ll match direct donations to BLM or anyone they list on their donation page.Donate through Black Lives Matter
Black Visions Collective believes in a future where all Black people have autonomy, safety is community-led, and we are in right relationship within our ecosystems. BLVC is committed to a long term vision in which ALL Black lives not only matter, but are able to thrive.Donate to Black Visions Collective
The SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.Donate to Southern Poverty Law Center
Funds donated to Campaign Zero support the analysis of policing practices across the country, research to identify effective solutions to end police violence, technical assistance to organizers leading police accountability campaigns and the development of model legislation and advocacy to end police violence nationwide.Donate to Campaign Zero
“#BlackTech4BlackLives is a collective of Black tech entrepreneurs, investors, creatives, changemakers, and workers, united to use our social, political, and economic capital for the advancement of our communities.” We’ll match donations to any of the organizations they support, mostly in and around the Bay Area.Donate through Black Tech for Black Lives
Make a donation to any of the people & organizations listed above, on or after June 4, with funds under your own name, and then show us the receipt with the donation amount.
Neutrality is Not an Option
We understand that software is political, tech is complicit, and anti-Blackness is systemic to our nation and our industry. We’ll continue to fight for diversity & inclusion in our communities, in our work, and in our own company – from training & hiring, to equal pay, speaking opportunities, mentorship, decision-making, and shared ownership.
We are not neutral.