Racial Justice Bookshelf to support Louis D. Brown Peace Institute
At Rozzie Bound, we believe that BLACK LIVES MATTER. We are grieving the loss of George Floyd and all people of color who have lost their lives to police violence and systemic racism. We also know that it is not sufficient to be rhetorically anti-racist, that we must take concrete actions to dismantle White supremacy and systems of racial and economic oppression in this country. As a bookstore, we believe one way we can to do that is to give readers access to books about racism and efforts to fight racism and create more equitable society.
To help meet this goal, we have expanded our Racial Justice Bookshelf, which we initially created in coordination with several local organizations doing anti-racism work, such as Roslindale IS for Everyone (RISE), Friends of the Roslindale Branch Library, and First Church in JP Social Justice Action Committee.
We are also decide to donate all of our proceeds this bookshelf from our to our newest Community Partner: the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute. This incredible organization serves as “a center of healing, teaching, and learning for families and communities impacted by murder, trauma, grief, and loss.” During the last two decades, the Peace Institute “has developed the best practices in the field of homicide response… and become the go-to community-based agency when a homicide happens” in Boston. Read more