Black Lives Matter.
Brave voices all over our country are insisting upon an end to systemic racism. No more excuses. No more time lost.
We’ve seen what increased awareness, changing attitudes, and community action can do.
Let’s find inspiration in the humanity of this moment—when we wipe out old barriers created by skin color and create opportunities for all.
Discrimination in any manner is not acceptable. That’s why UpShift is taking the following actions today:
1. We are donating to Black Lives Matter to encourage peaceful protest and meaningful legislative initiatives. We hope you’ll consider making a donation too.
2. In future posts, UpShift will be highlighting black-owned design businesses and artists to drive awareness and financial support their way.
3. Last, UpShift affirms our long-held belief that hiring and pay is blind to race, gender, sexuality and religion. Diverse teams create better solutions. Equal pay for equal work.
While I believe there is much more to be done to support BLM, I’m hopeful that we can make a difference.
—Richard Shanks, UpShift President