THE PLAY EQUITY FUND STANDS WITH THE BLACK COMMUNITY & THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT
Our stance collectively is that violence, police brutality and injustices against the black community must end. George Floyd is only the latest in a tragic procession of parallel events that plague our country. Lasting, impactful change in society demands courage and commitment from all of us. Pivotal moments demand action.
THE PLAY EQUITY FUND USES SPORT TO DRIVE SOCIAL CHANGE
The Play Equity Fund, a 501(c)3 public charity, focuses specifically on bringing the transformational power of sport and structured play to all children, with no one left behind, no matter their race or socioeconomic status.
Our focus is on leveling the playing field to provide access and opportunity for children who need it most. Our mission inspired Play Equity to become a social justice movement – to bring sports to kids and communities left behind by the current system.
Equity is rooted in our mission. We are united in our belief that we are obligated to do more. In that spirit, we will promote our partners in movements that progress real social change.
Just as we will continue our national leadership in youth sports to advance play equity, we will advocate for those with our shared commitment for economic equity, health equity and removing educational barriers in marginalized communities. We can take meaningful steps, together, through education, donations and participation.
Conversations about race and discrimination are critical for parents to have with their kids. A reading list of children’s books provided by EmbraceRace helps parents with challenging questions and encourages children of all backgrounds to participate in the racial justice movement.
DONATE & PARTICIPATE
Black Lives Matter
Co-founders Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi established the Black Lives Matter movement as a platform to combat racism. From its start with the founding Los Angeles chapter, the organization now is one of the most influential movements of the post-civil rights era. They encourage donations.
Youth Justice Coalition
The goal of the Youth Justice Coalition is to dismantle policies and institutions that have ensured the massive lockup of people of color, widespread law enforcement violence and corruption, consistent violation of youth and communities’ Constitutional and human rights, the construction of a school-to-jail track, and the build-up of the world’s largest network of jails and prisons. The YJC encourages volunteering and financial contributions.
The California Black Census and Redistricting Hub
The California Black Census and Redistricting Hub is a network of over 30 black-led and black-serving organizations focused on maximizing participation in the census and redistricting process among hard to count black communities. The Hub will prepare its network of organizations to conduct targeted and tailored field outreach campaigns to educate, motivate and activate the voices of thousands of black Californians.
Black Women for Wellness
Black Women for Wellness is committed to the health and well-being of black women and girls through health education, empowerment and advocacy. BWW organizes advocacy and programs for reproductive justice, environmental justice, access to quality prenatal, maternal, and child health care, voter mobilization, and civic engagement.
Community Asset Development Re-Defining Education
CADRE centers their work on supporting efforts to strengthen the solidarity between African American and Latino parents to resist the criminalization of youth in our schools through policy change.
With policy solutions broken down in a 10-step plan, Campaign Zero is a police reform group dedicated to ending police brutality. It calls upon on local, state, and federal lawmakers to take immediate action to adopt data-driven policy solutions to end violence and hold police accountable.