2020 was a crazy year for everyone. It was a year that we will never forget and a year in which books will be written, and movies made. For me, 2020 played a large role in the continuous evolution of my understanding of race, particularly within this country.
As a biracial kid living in New Jersey where I went to private school and concentrated on tennis and making the honor roll, the realities of what being ‘Black' in America could look like (especially for those less fortunate than myself), never fully revealed itself to me. My father taught me about the history and realities of being Black, but because I was fortunate in my upbringing, I never saw incredible forms of injustice firsthand.
That would begin to change throughout my life as I heard more stories, read more books, watched more documentaries, saw more photos showing the blatant atrocities of racism, and reflected upon racism I experienced first-hand. But for me, nothing would paint a clearer picture in my mind of racism and its role in the country in which I was born, than seeing George Floyd murdered by police in 2020.
After watching that video, I began looking at race in a broader yet more clear-cut way. Things now became undeniable and as a result, the stakes became higher. Especially the stakes for me as a young, Black man living in the United States of America.
With Day Party, I decided that I needed to create projects that mattered to me and those around me. I needed to work on things that made a difference and didn't only revolve around a transaction between buyer and seller.
After the George Floyd murder, I started doing a lot of digging and became entrenched in the work of Angela Davis and the role she has played in the fight for racial justice, equality, and women's rights in this country. She is undeniably someone who matters, and I want to tell her story in the best way that I can.
Please explore the links below which give more insight into who Angela Davis is as a person and why she's important.
For this project we have created 3 price brackets. Please choose the one that works best for you. Regardless of what range you choose, we want to thank you for your support and interest in this project.
Covers The Basics
At this price we are able to cover all basic costs including the crewneck itself, design work, and shipping.
A Little Something Extra
This price range helps cover all costs and helps provide support for future Day Party projects.
$70 - $80
Help Day Party & Others
Our final price range covers all merchandise costs, helps with future Day Party projects, and helps facilitate overall brand growth. This price range will also allow us to donate 10% of your purchase to one of our favorite charities and partners - STEM TO THE FUTURE.
Reply via the email below with your desired price, crewneck size (S-XXL), full name, shipping address, and Venmo info. Let us know if you have any questions and thanks again for your support.
Day Party is a Black Owned Business.
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