Businesses for Black Lives

Businesses for Black Lives is an initiative seeking to bring businesses together to acknowledge areas of systemic racism in the U.S. criminal justice system and to collectively work with law enforcement and government stakeholders to bring an end to police brutality, particularly toward African Americans.

We are inviting all businesses to join us in this cooperative effort to make our communities safe and just for all people. 

Join Us on November 9th, 12:00 - 2:00 PM ET

On November 9, 2016 participating businesses will be coming together to begin an open conversation about how to use the collective resources of the business community to prevent and address police brutality toward African Americans. In the days leading up to this meeting, we will be reaching out to local law enforcement and other key stakeholders to include their voices in the conversation.

This conversation will take place in Richmond, VA but will also be made available to businesses nationally and internationally by an online stream. All attendees must register or contact us to participate. If you would like to join the conversation, click on the link below: 

Partial LIst of Participating Businesses

Foster Made (Richmond, VA)

TMI Consulting (Richmond, VA)

Richmond Rides Bicycle Tours (Richmond, VA)

Left + Right (Richmond, VA)

Parkwood Creative (Richmond, VA)

Spacebomb Records (Richmond, VA)

Dreamboat Management (London, UK)

Animal Experience International (Ontario, Canada)

Praxis Socioambiental (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Clear Blue Commercial (Petaluma, CA)

Richmond Young Writers (Richmond, VA)

Life in 10 Minutes (Richmond, VA)

Waste Farmers (Denver, CO)

A for Adventure (Richmond, VA)

Berrett-Koehler (Oakland, CA)

Riverside Outfitters (Richmond, VA)

Mary Baldwin University (Staunton, VA)

Success at Last - Plexus (Henrico, VA)

Chop Suey Books (Richmond, VA)

DYG Designs (Richmond, VA)

Resound (Richmond, VA)

Triple Stamp Press (Richmond, VA)

Law Enforcement Attendees

Chief Deputy Steve Drew (Richmond Police Department)

Captain A.J. Starke (Chesterfield County Police Department)