Join in supporting Black@VMware’s #wehearyou campaign
This fund was created to raise awareness and support for black communities across the United States.
Institutionalized and systemic racism means that black people do not have the same opportunities as others and have longer “distance travelled” to get to the same places. We see this every day in lack of representation in universities and companies, to the senseless murders of black people, in the streets, and in their own homes, and more recently how black communities have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
In corporate settings, when it comes to the issues impacting black communities, there is often no action and there continues to be silence. That silence is deafening, and it hurts. It hurts to not be acknowledged. It hurts to not receive the same level of support as your colleagues. It hurts to feel unsupported, unheard, and unseen.
This campaign is one avenue for community and allies to acknowledge trauma, show solidarity, empathy, and show that you stand with us and you hear us. #wehearyou
If you are not in a position to donate funds, here are other ways you can take action:
Your donation supports
Equal Justice Initiative
The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc.
The Southern Poverty Law Center 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, we work toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation's largest and oldest civil rights organization. The mission of the NAACP is ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
Black Girls Code Inc
Our mission is to empower young women of color between the ages of 7-17 to embrace the current tech marketplace as builders and creators by introducing them to skills in computer programming and technology.
100 Black Men of America, Inc.
To improve the quality of life and enhancing educational and economic opportunities for all African Americans, particularly youth.