We Stand With Black Lives Matter
By William Whelan
Paddle Out at Hapuna: Solidarity In Surf
We stand with those who are calling out systemic racism in America. We stand with those in sorrow over the senseless killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Dion Johnson and countless others. Enough is enough. We stand with the Black Lives Matter movement & people of color that have been disadvantaged. We call on businesses and the government to address racism & make lasting change in our society. We have work to do.
Join us in supporting @blackgirlssurf Solidarity In Surf Worldwide Paddle Out on the Big Island tonight at Hapuna Beach. Meet at 5pm. If you can’t make it out, you can donate directly to the GoFundMe here.
Black Owned Businesses
Show solidarity by helping us support local black-owned businesses. Below you’ll find a list of some of our favorites on the Big Island:
The Yoga Nest HI, Yoga Studio, Kona
Just The 2 Of Us Chicken & Waffles, Restaurant, Kona
Cool Runnings Food Truck & Catering, Kona
Rebel Kitchen, Restaurant, Kona
Fit by Whitt & The Brave Fitness, Personal Trainer & Gym, Hilo
Short N Sweet Bakery & Cafe, Bakery, Hilo
G’s Que BBQ, Food Truck, Kona/Waimea
Aina Company, Agriculture Products, Hilo
Haleigh Rose Boutique, Clothing Boutique, Hilo
The Yoga Nest is owned by dear friends of ours, & Cool Runnings has previously catered our annual gear sale. Short N Sweet is always worth a visit when in Hilo. Just The 2 Of Us has absolutely mental fried chicken. Let’s show ’em our support!
Ask For Change
We are in a moment that will be defined by the lasting changes we make. Here are ways to ask for change or donate to those pushing for change.
Advance the PEACE Act, Restrict Use Of Deadly Police Force
Sign the ColorOfChange Petition, Demand Police Reform
Donate to bail funds, mutual aid funds, & racial just organizers