Stand with Bandcamp to Support Racial Justice, Equality and Change
The recent killings of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Sean Reed, Breonna
Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and the ongoing state-sanctioned violence
against black people in the US and around the world are horrific
tragedies. We stand with those rightfully demanding justice, equality,
and change, and people of color everywhere who live with racism every
single day, including many of our fellow employees and artists and
fans in the Bandcamp community.
__So this coming Juneteenth (June 19, from
midnight to midnight PDT) and every Juneteenth hereafter, for any
purchase you make on Bandcamp, we will be donating 100% of our share
of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense
Fund__, a national organization that has a
long history of effectively enacting racial justice and change through
litigation, advocacy, and public education. We’re also allocating an
additional $30,000 per year to partner with organizations that fight
for racial justice and create opportunities for people of color.
The current moment is part of a long-standing, widespread, and
entrenched system of structural oppression of people of color, and
real progress requires a sustained and sincere commitment to
political, social, and economic racial justice and change. We’ll
continue to promote diversity and opportunity through our mission to
support artists, the products we build to empower them, who we promote
through the Bandcamp Daily, our relationships with local artists and
organizations through our Oakland space, how we operate as a team, and
who and how we hire.
Beyond that, we encourage everyone in the Bandcamp community to look
for ways to support racial equality in your own local community, and
as a company we’ll continue to look for more opportunities to support
racial justice, equality and change.