What Is This?

We Will Not Be Silent

For our brothers and sisters who cannot, for whatever reason, obtain or wear a white rose, we fully endorse the Brexit-inspired safety-pin method of showing solidarity.

 

"...why do you allow these men who are in power to rob you step by step, openly and in secret, of one domain of your rights after another, until one day nothing, nothing at all will be left but a mechanised state system presided over by criminals and drunks? Is your spirit already so crushed by abuse that you forget it is your right - or rather, your moral duty - to eliminate this system?
We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience."

 

We take inspiration from the White Rose Society, from whom the above quotation comes.

Our pledge is that those of us with the privilege and resources to do so will offer to be an ally, an active listener, and to fight against and bear witness against racism, sexism, homophobia, and bigotry.

We will be present so that others know they are not alone...and that bigots know that others are watching.

 

Regardless of whom you voted for, the question now is whether or not you support human rights for everyone or not.

 

We will not let this go silently.


Steps For Allies

Hands clasping in support

For our brothers and sisters who cannot, for whatever reason, obtain or wear a white rose, we fully endorse the Brexit-inspired safety-pin method of showing solidarity.

 

One of the goals of this project is that by visibily demonstrating the presence and existence of those who will intervene and support, we will be able to minimize and eliminate the spaces where bigots operate. While we think being a visible anti-bigot is important, do not pretend wearing a button alone is enough.

 

When wearing a safety pin, white rose pin, or any other symbol of solidarity, please ensure that you have a plan.

 

There are many things you can do to be an ally. Resources beyond the scope of this project are below.

What to do if you see Islamaphobic (or any) harrassment

Racism 101

An Open Letter to White "Anti-Racists"

How to Really Change Peoples Minds (Hint: Later)

The Subtle Linguistics of White Supremacy

9 Things White People Can Do To Fight Racism Now

12 Ways to Be a White Ally to Black People

11 Things White People Can Do to Be Real Anti-Racist Allies

How to be a white ally: Fighting racism is your responsibility. Start now.


Get The Buttons

We Will Not Be Silent

For our brothers and sisters who cannot, for whatever reason, obtain or wear a white rose, we fully endorse the Brexit-inspired safety-pin method of showing solidarity.

 

You can add a white rose to your social media avatars using Twibbon or the raw PNG files with transparency are here.

The buttons are available at Wackybuttons.com. Click on "Order" and "Order by Design Code", then enter design 5199798.

We make no profits from these buttons, and have chosen the vendor with the greatest flexibility and lowest price available in order to make these buttons as available as possible to all people.

If you wish to use a different vendor, you can download the template in JPEG, PNG, or CMYK-separated TIF.


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This project must be shared in order to be effective. Please take a few moments to tell people about this project on the social media platform(s) of your choice.

 

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