An Open Letter to the EmpowHERto Community

A lot of emotional events have transpired recently. We’ve seen a devastating pandemic sweep through most of the world, racism and its violent aftermath, and unrest. These events continue to remind us that we have a long way to go in order to create a more just global society. 

The brutal death of George Floyd in Minnesota and the unexplained death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet of Toronto, along with those who have suffered police brutality, shows us

Janeen Brown, Executive Director

 that we need to work together to ensure that we fight for justice, we ask questions, and we treat each other with compassion and love. 

In this time we’re reminded of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” 

In light of all that has happened, we can still be changemakers. Here’s a list of organizations and causes that you can contribute to help support action and fight against racism and injustice. 

Minnesota Freedom Fund

https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/

Official George Floyd Memorial Fund

https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd

National Bail Fund

https://www.communityjusticeexchange.org/nbfn-directory

BLM Frontline

https://www.gofundme.com/f/blm-frontline-fundminneapolis

Respectfully,

Janeen Brown

Executive Director

EmpowHERto

Founded in 2015, EmpowHERto is a Toronto-based non-profit organization dedicated to helping 14-21 year-old women and girls reach their fullest potential.

EmpowHERto is as strong as the community that holds it up. Together, we can do more than we can do alone. Let’s bring our abilities and passions together to affect real change.

partner@empowherto.org

Toronto, Ontario