END RACISM / RESPECT COPS T-SHIRT GIVEAWAY
Team Member: Joseph Fung
Brant Reiter wrote -
https://vimeo.com/178009662 After Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were shot and killed by police, I joined thousands of emotional protesters and marched through the streets of Manhattan demanding change...Black Lives Matter!! No Justice, No Peace! And then the very next day, the unthinkable happened: 5 police officers were shot to death in Dallas, then shortly after that 3 more were killed in Louisiana. As a white American male, I believe it's a moral imperative for me and every white person to take the initiative and do whatever we can to end the scourge of racism in this country. And at the same time, we must never lose sight of the fact that, even though there is institutionalized racism in police departments all around the country, the vast majority of cops are out there just doing their jobs, and are putting their lives on the line to keep us safe. So it occurred to me that ENDING RACISM and RESPECTING COPS are really 2 sides of the same coin: we can only create positive change by coming together and uplifting everyone. So, to get that message out, I made a couple of T-shirts for me and my 12-year-old son. Printed on the front was END RACISM, and printed on the back was RESPECT COPS. Within minutes of putting on these T-shirts and walking around our town (Hoboken, NJ), people were coming up to us and asking us where we got them. And so that gave me the idea for this campaign. My goal is to print up as many of these T-shirts as I can, and hand them out for FREE at my local train station in downtown Hoboken. To do that, I'm asking for anything you want to spend. Every dime I get, I'll spend it on printing up these T-shirts and handing them out to anyone who wants one. If you believe as I do that this message is important, please help me spread the word by sending money so I can print up a bunch more of these T-shirts and GIVE THEM AWAY to anyone who wants one.