Substance, Character & Influence

Through our Culture of Care, Phi Sigma Sigma is committed to continuously caring for and empowering our members and encouraging ongoing member development programming that addresses issues of equity, social justice and advocacy.

Our hearts are with the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. Phi Sigma Sigma does not stand for racism, xenophobia, police brutality, the school to prison pipeline and other forms of social injustice that impact communities of color at disproportionately high rates.  

We are sad and outraged, but that is not enough. We must do better to work towards an equitable and just future for all. 

We want to provide resources for our sisters who are looking to take action individually or as a group to support their communities. 

FOR ACTION:

https://medium.com/equality-includes-you/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-justice-f2d18b0e0234

https://www.racialequitytools.org/resourcefiles/kivel3.pdf

FOR DONATIONS:

https://www.marieclaire.com/politics/a32712559/how-to-help-george-floyd-protests-donate/


FOR ADVOCACY: https://www.aclu-mn.org/en/call-for-justice-for-george-floyd

FOR READING: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ariannarebolini/george-floyd-amy-cooper-antiracist-books-reading-resources

Please note that these are just starting points. Phi Sigma Sigma encourages you to reach out to your local ACLU, Black Lives Matter or other racial-justice organizations to find out how you can help local efforts. Here’s a good place to start: https://www.benjerry.com/whats-new/2019/02/racial-justice-organizations

Additionally, out of an overwhelming amount of care and concern for our black sisters and our sisters who are raising black children, we are providing the following self-care resources for you. 

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/g5pgmq/self-care-tips-for-black-people-struggling-from-painful-week

https://www.dearblackwomenproject.com/todays-affirmation/self-care-tips

https://therapyforblackgirls.com/category/self-care/