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Black Lives Matter July 2020 | Moda Operandi

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2020-08-01


A Letter To Our CEO

We at Moda Operandi have been looking inward to reflect on how we can do our part to combat systemic racism. Sherita Starks Watkins, a Private Client Advisor at Moda, wrote this poignant email on 6.3.2020.  



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Education & Anti-Racism
 





 
Procter & Gamble’s “The Talk” Openly Addresses Racial Bias—and is a Must Watch.
 
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Founded by “Teen Vogue” EIC Lindsay Peoples Wagner and publicist Sandrine Charles, this council is focused on the advancement of Black individuals in the fashion and beauty industry.
 
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Nikole Hannah-Jones on the central role economic inequality plays in systemic racism and why paying reparations may be the only way to truly see societal change.
 
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For Parents
 






A helpful guide for parents on speaking to their kids about race, with educational resources, advice from professionals, and why being “colorblind” to race is not an option.
 
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In the wake of the 2017 murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two professionals speak with EmbraceRace co-founders about how parents of color can ensure their children feel safe and optimistic, without sugarcoating reality.
 
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In 2016, a clinical psychologist laid out the best ways to teach your children about social and racial injustices—and how to do so without burying your own fears.
 
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What MODA Is Doing
 





 
Moda Operandi made a collective monetary donation to organizations that help fight systemic racism, including Black Lives Matter, The Loveland Foundation, and The Essie Justice Group. Each employee donation was triple matched by leadership.
  



 
We’ve created an addendum to vendor contracts requiring our partner brands to consistently feature a diverse cast of models within their lookbooks in order to be featured on our site.
 
Above: Niko Riam in Miu Miu photographed by Juliette Cassidy for Moda Operandi in Jan, 2020.


 
We have initiated vendor partnership conversations with 30+ Black-owned brands or Black designers and at least 15 percent of Trunkshows launched in 2021 will be from Black-owned brands or Black designers.
 


How To Support
 





 
Register to Vote Today

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Support the Black Trans Community

DONATE HERE 


 
Sending a SMS from a US cell adds your name to the Color of Change petition demanding justice for Breonna Taylor.

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