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WE STAND WITH OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF COLOR, THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY, AND THOSE PROTESTING FOR ​SOCIAL ​JUSTICE. 

 

IN HONOR OF GEORGE FLOYD, MICHAEL RAMOS, TONNY MCDADE, ATATIANA JEFFERSON AND ALL VICTIMS OF POLICE BRUTALITY,  LIMBO WILL BE DONATING 100% OF PROCEEDS FROM ON-LINE SALES FOR THE NEXT 9 DAYS TO 3 LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS FIGHTING FOR RACIAL JUSTICE.

 

(AUSTIN JUSTICE COALITION, AFRICAN AMERICAN YOUTH HARVEST FOUNDATION AND AUSTIN AREA URBAN LEAGUE.)

 

STATEMENT FROM LIMBO AUSTIN:

All of us at Limbo Austin are outraged about the murder of George Floyd by police officers last week. The constant and brutal abuse perpetuated against people of color and the continued violent response by police against protestors has to stop.

We all have to speak out. We all have to stand together with the victims of murder, marginalization, and repression because of their skin color, and with those who seek justice through protests across our country.

The​se​​ murders ​are the result of inhumane police brutality that is perpetuated by a culture of white supremacy. ​These murders ​are not isolated incidents, they are the endemic and predictable consequence of a racist and prejudiced system and culture that has treated Black ​and brown ​bodies as the enemy from the beginning. 

We must embark on the complicated work of delivering justice for all the victims of state sponsored violence and racism.

​We want to be clear about the urgent need to take concrete steps to dismantle white supremacy in all its forms. To do that, we are calling for ​Six​ ​actions:

#1 We call upon ​President Trump, elected officials, and political parties to commit our nation to a formal process of healing and reconciliation​ like the "truth and reconciliation commission  created in South Africa after the end of apartheid. Instead of calling for the use of aggressive tactics on protestors, the President must take the first step by ​condeming and ​disavowing white supremacists and nationalist groups that overtly support him​.

#2 We call on the Supreme Court to repeal and replace "Qualified Immunity". This doctrine from the late 1960's is the cornerstone of our culture of near-zero accountability for law enforcement.

#3 We call upon the Congress to pass H.R.40. legislation that would create a commission to study the effects of slavery and discrimination from 1619 to the present and recommend appropriate remedies. We cannot move forward together as a nation until we begin to grapple with the sins of our past. Slavery, Jim Crow, and segregation were systems of legalized and monetized white supremacy for which generations of Black and Brown people paid an immeasurable price. That cost must be acknowledged and the privilege that accrued to some at the expense of others must be reckoned with and redressed.

#4 We support George Floyd’s family’s call to create a national task force that would draft bipartisan legislation aimed at ending racial violence and increasing police accountability. We can’t continue to fund a criminal justice system that perpetuates mass incarceration while at the same time threatens the lives of a whole segment of the population.

#5 We call for a re-structuring of police departments to address these issues: Establishing mandatory Civilian Oversight Committees to end corrupt internal investigations, Enact universal training standards for officers, Enact mandatory mental health screenings and stress management training for police, Require officers to be licensed akin to doctors, lawyers, teachers, etc.

#6 We call on the Department of Justice to reinvigorate its Civil Rights Division as a staunch defender of the rights of Black and Brown people. The DOJ must also reinstate policies rolled back under the Trump Administration, such as consent decrees to curb police abuses.

Unless and until white America is willing to collectively acknowledge its privilege, take responsibility for its past and the impact it has on the present, and commit to creating a future steeped in justice, the list of names that George Floyd has been added to will never end. We have to use this moment to accelerate our nation's long journey towards justice.

We have to say their names: George Floyd, Mike Ramos, Ahmaud Arbery, Atatiana Jefferson, Sandra Bland, Breonna Taylor, Oscar Grant, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, ​Stephon Clark, Laquan McDonald, ​Ezell Ford, Michelle Shirley, Redel Jones, Kenney Watkins, Dreasjon Reed, Botham Jean, Emmett Till, Martin Luther King Jr, etc...

Sincerely, Anne Rutt, Edson Enriquez and all of us at Limbo Austin.

(Limbo Jewelry, Little Limbo, Triple Z Threadz & Potigy)

 

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS TO SUPPORT:

 

Austin Justice Coalition

Mission: To educate and build community power for people of color who live in Austin that need support, community, and liberation during a time of systemic injustice in America.
Donate here.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Austin

Mission: To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.
Donate here.

African American Youth Harvest Foundation

Mission: To effectually address disparities and ensure low-barrier access to vital educational, economic, and enrichment resources to underserved, at-risk youth and their families on their path to self-sufficiency.
Donate here.

Six Square

Mission: To preserve and celebrate the historic legacy of the African American community that once thrived in Central East Austin.
Donate here.

Austin Area Urban League

Mission: To enable African Americans and other underserved urban residents to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power, and civil rights, and to provide tools for them to build a foundation for social and economic equality. Donate here.

 

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS TO SUPPORT:

 

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People NAACP | Home

Campaign Zero Campaign Zero

Grassroots Law Project Grassroots Law Project

LOCAL BLACK OWNED BUSINESSES TO SUPPORT TODAY AND ALWAYS:

 

Restaurants and Bars

Anything’s Baked Potato 

Asters Ethiopian Restaurant 

Baby Greens

Bahadi’s Chicken & Lounge

Big Belly BBQ

Big Easy Bar and Grill

Bird Bird Biscuit

Country Boyz Fixins

Crimson Creek Smokehouse

Cumberbatch Sweet Tater Torte

Da Boot Po-Boys

Da Slice LLC

Davis Grocery & Bar-B-Q

Dia’s Market & Deli

Emojis Grilled Cheese Food Truck

Fowler’s Smokin Soul Food

Gigi’s Cupcakes

Habesha Ethiopian Restaurant

Hoover’s Cooking

Island Fork

J. Leonardi’s Barbeque 

JP’s Pancake Company

Krab Kingz Seafood

Krack of Dawn Donuts

Leonardi’s Barbeque

Les Bobos Crepes

Mr. Catfish and More

Niella Catering

Ninja Pig

One People’s Kitchen

R&Bs Steak and Fries

Roland’s

Sam’s BBQ 

Sassy’s Vegetarian Soul Food

Slab BBQ + Beer

Soho Lounge

Suga’s Cakery

Sweet Shack Candy Shop

Taste of Ethiopia

The Cook’s Nook

The Cupcake Guys

The Gossip Shack

The Rolling Rooster

Tony’s Jamaican Food

Wasota Vegan Paradise 

Willie’s BBQ

Y’all’s Cafe

11 Degrees Daiquiri

 

Shops and Makers

Altatudes (boutique shop)

Amanda Reid Designs (calligraphy)

Amara Lashes (lashes)

Arched Beauty  (makeup and micro-blading)

Art of Kwanzaa (fine art)

Auctober Love (earrings)

Beaute Studio Esthetics (beauty)

Be Beadiful Jewelry (jewelry)

Black Butterfly Bath & Body (bath and body products)

Black Makers Market (community market)

Black Pearl Books (bookstore)

Bleu Nail Cafe (nail salon)

BU Salon (salon)

Caribreoso (organic and all natural spices)

Cater to Mom (postpartum subscription boxes)

Central Texas Gun Works (guns)

Chak Therapy (body scrubs and candles)

Chandelles By Alexis Elizabeth (candles and incense)

Cocolevio (technology consultancy and software development firm)

Cookie Miller (personal trainer)

Cora Cosmetics (cosmetics)

Custom Essentials ATX (apparel)

Divine Culture Clothing (graphic tees)

Divine Luxury Bath and Body (body, face, and home products)

DJ Chicken George (band merch)

Dope Creatives Market (handmade-only market)

eleMINT Skin (facial studio)

Energies Balanced (yoga and massage)

EXAU Olive Oil (olive oil)

Exquisite Events Austin (balloon decorations)

FalseNin9 (soccer development)

Felicia Reed Photography (photography)

Finesse Claws (nail salon)

GeNell’s Sew Boutique (boutique/sewing)

Generations Barber Shop (barber)

Golden Goddesz Co (stationary)

Gracy’s Microgreens (produce)

Hawkins Bucklew Jewelry (jewelry)

Hello Inspired Studio (event space)

Hill Country Outdoors (outdoor and social club)

Icy Cosmetics (beauty)

Indigo Smart Cafe (CBD)

Ink Empire Tattoos (tattoo shop)

Ivelisse Designs (calligraphy and design)

Jambands (headbands and bags)

Jazzy Chica (T-shirts and fashion accessories)

Jeany’s Ginger Elixir (wellness drinks)

KEESH Cosmetics (cosmetics)

Kicking It ATX (sneakers)

Kokovisions (photography)

La Don Collection (fashion)

Lavish Hair & Co. (hair stylist)

Lazydaze (CBD cafe)

League of Rebels (tailoring)

Lily Shephard Moves (sensual embodiment specialist)

LXI Higgns (design and art studio)

Lola’s Classic Babies (natural products for infants)

Look North Recording (producing and recording)

Luv Fats Ice Cream (ice cream)

MAGIK (fashion)

Marshall’s Barber Shop (barber)

Mixed Hues (art)

Me and the Bees (really good lemonade)

Melanted Marketplace (community marketplace)

Mercy + Me Clothing (apparel)

MJ Wood Co. (home decor)

Modern Muse (wellness coach)

Moneé Elizabeth (jewelry)

Nanny Boss and Co (childcare)

Native Dream Jewelry (jewelry)

New Origin Shop (women’s goods for beauty and wellness)

Nice-N-Clean Handwash & Complete Detail Shop (detail shop/car wash)

Oasis Haircare (hair products)

Ollie & Otto (personal care essentials)

Original Walkers Barbershop (barber)

Oatmeal & Company (gourmet oatmeal)

Outright Fitness and Performance (fitness studio)

Outwork (basketball training)

Pink Sugar Cupcakery (sweets)

Plant + Vessel (pottery and plants)

Platinum Fades (barber)

Private Stock (boutique)

Purple Sky by Kime (jewelry)

Purposefully Craftee (apparel)

Rejected Hearts Club (jewelry)

Rex Hamilton Art (art)

Rose Rivera Boutique (boutique)

Royal Ambitions Apparel  (fashion)

Roxy Brows (makeup)

Ryan Downs (illustrations)

Sacrifice Training (personal training)

Salon X Change ATX (salon)

SC4Kids Salon (children’s salon)

Secret Oktober (apparel)

See Phillips (accessories and workshops)

Shavanthe (fashion)

SHDW Studios (photography)

Simmons Life Coaching (life coach)

Simply Maëlle (jewelry)

Snatched By J (body shaping)

SoleMate Sox, LLC (socks)

Soul Popped (gourmet popcorn)

Streamline Barber Co. (barber)

Sweat Athletics (personal training)

Talent Beyond Belief Production Studios (production company)

The Content Plug (social media consultant)

The Halfrican (hair stylist)

The Healing Guide (spiritual realignment) 

Thrifted Feels (sustainable fashion)

Todd Vinci (fashion)

Treasure City Thrift  (thrift store)

Twin Setter Cosmetics (cosmetics)

Uwakstar (handbags and jewelry)

u4udesigns (fashion)

Viva La Silk (apparel)

ViviCouture Cosmetics (cosmetics)

Walk By Faith Candles (candles)

Woke Beauty (photography)

You + Brie, LLC (charcuterie and graze boxes)

You Throw Girl (jewelry)