YardSmartMarin stands firmly with the Black Lives Matter movement.
Rather than being a pesticide-reduction resource for you as usual, we felt it was more important to focus on this crucial issue. Here are some things we can all do to bring about change in our community:
Educate Ourselves and Others
There are so many incredible resources to help us understand why Black Lives Matter is such a necessary movement. Read books, watch movies and documentaries. Have those tough conversations with your kids and your friends and family. Here is a terrific compilation of resources to get started.
Show Up and Stand Up
Peaceful protests are continuing! It’s not too late to show up and show your support. Here is a list of upcoming events.
If you see something, say something. Have you seen examples of racism and remained silent? Resolve to speak up and stand up to racism in the future. Get ideas on how to really show up from Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Marin.
If you can’t show up in person, show your support on social media. Express yourself in your own words, share a post that moved you, or explore these social media graphics.
Volunteer and Donate
Donate your time, talent and treasure within our local community!
These organizations support our neighbors in Marin City in the areas of education, sports, the fine arts, job training, counseling, and so much more.
Make an impact nationwide!
These organizations are helping Marin's most vulnerable residents secure access to food, diapers, masks (PPE) and other daily necessities during the pandemic.
There are many organizations fighting systemic racism across the country. Explore this and this to find a group you’d like to support.
Check out the 8 Can’t Wait campaign, which has identified eight policies that reduce killings by police. Has your town adopted these policies yet? If not, demand change from your local lawmakers.
Get Politically Active
Register to vote! Who leads our government really does matter.
Sign up to send postcards to remind others to vote! It’s free and easy.
These are challenging times. Let’s work together so that we emerge from them as a nation that truly lives up to its promise of liberty and justice for all.
The YardSmartMarin Team