TO OUR DYLAN LEX COMMUNITY
We are committed to the resistance against systemic racism that threatens our black community. We have been working on both immediate and long term strategies of how we will fight to help dismantle racism and white supremacy. We want to share the immediate actions we are taking and will be transparent with future initiatives so that you can hold us accountable.
Donating $10,000 to the NAACP LDF. The NAACP's mission is "to secure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons". We believe that justice cannot exist when systemic oppression prevents certain people from being treated with equal rights under the law. We support the NAACP's ongoing work to end racism through their existing channels of organization.
Donating $10,000 to Black Girls Code, a non-profit organization focused on teaching black young women in STEM. There is nothing more ubiquitous to our day-to-day lives than the use of the internet and we would like to support black girls and POC youth to shape and direct the world of the present and the future. For 7 years, DYLAN LEX existed as an online styling haven and then eventually an ecommerce site where we lived and breathed in this virtual world. We look forward to living in a world where coders are as diverse as you: our valued DYLAN LEX community.
Launching the clenched fist charm of the Keaton necklace as an independent piece. 100% of profits from the sales of this charm will be going to Black Lives Matter. In the last few days, we've attended rallies and marches raising our fists in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. At these peaceful gatherings, we saw signs, emblems and artful imagery that brought us inspiration and strength beyond words. As a jewelry and fashion brand, we are not experts in social movements, however we do understand the power that images can represent. We want this fist in solidarity to represent our commitment to the fight against racism.
We all need to do our part in being active participants in an anti-racist society. We, here at DYLAN LEX, believe we have a moral obligation to take a stand for justice and for Black lives. If Black lives fall, then all of humanity falls. We will continue to work to help dismantle systems of institutionalized racism and we look forward to sharing in this journey with you.