PixelPop Festival stands with the Black community, and condemns racism, white supremacy, and police brutality. Black Lives Matter.
We urge our teammates, collaborators, and community to take action and help to make a difference. Change doesn’t come easy. We ask you to make a lifetime commitment to advocating for the Black community: call your representatives, volunteer time, sign petitions, donate, protest, vote, educate yourself and others, and support and uplift the voices and work of Black activists, creators, and community members.
We are committed to building a community and event that supports racial justice and equity. We encourage our community to provide us with feedback when we fall short, so that we can constantly strive to do better and build as safe, welcoming, and equitable a space as possible for Black members of the games community.
Below, please find links to programs and funds that need support, with ways you can help right now, and moving forward:
Support Black Game Developers: https://twitter.com/cattsmall/status/1267246195182878726
Apply to and support the work of the Game Devs of Color Expo, an event that we deeply admire. Applications to speak and exhibit for their online event are open now: https://twitter.com/GDoCExpo/status/1265674308833157121
Learn about and donate to support Arch City Defenders, a St. Louis-based legal organization that combats the criminalization of poverty and state violence, especially in communities of color: https://www.archcitydefenders.org/
Contribute to STL Mutual Aid: a network of organizers, healers, artists, community leaders, and every day people coming together to deliver food and supplies, provide financial solidarity, offer emotional support, and connect people to their neighbors. https://stlmutualaid.org/
Donate toward a split fund of 50+ community bail funds, mutual aid funds, and racial justice organizers: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bail_funds_george_floyd
Learn about the work of and donate to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice: https://www.naacpldf.org/
Learn about the necessary legislative actions and concrete policy solutions that can make a difference, so that you can demand that policymakers bring an end to police violence: https://www.joincampaignzero.org/
Download and use 5 Calls, an app that provides information, phone numbers, and scripts to simplify calling your representatives to demand change: http://www.5calls.org/
This card offers a non-exhaustive list of petitions, donation links, protest resources, and more: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/