BLACK 
LIVES MATTER
 
 
Moda Operandi acknowledges the silence that has taken place within the fashion industry with regards to racism at this pivotal time, and the long history of cultural appropriation within the industry, which has far too few Black designers and leaders. We also acknowledge that we as an organization have not been doing enough to combat systemic racism. In the wake of the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others, we pledge to do better. Henceforth, we are committed to using our platform in support of Black and minority groups in the fashion industry. This page highlights educational resources and shares content that drives the change we wish to see in our society. In the coming weeks, we will detail how we as an organization are doing our part to combat systemic racism and discrimination in all forms. 

 
BLACK 
LIVES MATTER
 
 
Moda Operandi acknowledges the silence that has taken place within the fashion industry with regards to racism at this pivotal time, and the long history of cultural appropriation within the industry, which has far too few Black designers and leaders. We also acknowledge that we as an organization have not been doing enough to combat systemic racism. In the wake of the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others, we pledge to do better. Henceforth, we are committed to using our platform in support of Black and minority groups in the fashion industry. This page highlights educational resources and shares content that drives the change we wish to see in our society. In the coming weeks, we will detail how we as an organization are doing our part to combat systemic racism and discrimination in all forms. 

Education & Anti-Racism
 

Education & Anti-Racism
 

WATCH

 
“I realized the only wrong thing to say is nothing.” Meghan Markle Speaks in Support of The Black Lives Matter Movement

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WATCH

 
“I realized the only wrong thing to say is nothing.” Meghan Markle Speaks in Support of The Black Lives Matter Movement

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CLOSE READING

 
Does an Exception Clause in the 13th Amendment Still Permit Slavery?

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CLOSE READING

 
Does an Exception Clause in the 13th Amendment Still Permit Slavery?

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EMANCIPATION DAY

 
June 19, 1865: Juneteenth marks the date the last enslaved African Americans were freed. Moda is observing this date as a national holiday and we encourage you to do the same.

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EMANCIPATION DAY

 
June 19, 1865: Juneteenth marks the date the last enslaved African Americans were freed. Moda is observing this date as a national holiday and we encourage you to do the same.

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WATCH  
 
“I realized the only wrong thing to say is nothing.” Meghan Markle Speaks in Support of The Black Lives Matter Movement  
 
 
WATCH NOW   

WATCH  
 
“I realized the only wrong thing to say is nothing.” Meghan Markle Speaks in Support of The Black Lives Matter Movement  
 
 
WATCH NOW   

BOOKS TO READ

 
“No one becomes ‘not racist,’” writes award-winning historian and author Ibram X. Kendi. "We can only strive to be ‘antiracist.’” Here—his essential reading list which he describes as “a stepladder to antiracism.”

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BOOKS TO READ

 
“No one becomes ‘not racist,’” writes award-winning historian and author Ibram X. Kendi. "We can only strive to be ‘antiracist.’” Here—his essential reading list which he describes as “a stepladder to antiracism.”

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ONLINE RESOURCES


Diversity trainer and educator, Jane Elliott, has been actively fighting racism and discrimination since her groundbreaking “Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes” exercise back in 1968.

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ONLINE RESOURCES


Diversity trainer and educator, Jane Elliott, has been actively fighting racism and discrimination since her groundbreaking “Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes” exercise back in 1968.

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WHAT TO WATCH

 
In less than 20 minutes, comedian Trevor Noah illuminates the collective anger, rage, and fear of what it means to be Black in a racist society. 

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WHAT TO WATCH

 
In less than 20 minutes, comedian Trevor Noah illuminates the collective anger, rage, and fear of what it means to be Black in a racist society. 

WATCH NOW

BOOKS TO READ  
 
“No one becomes ‘not racist,’” writes award-winning historian and author Ibram X. Kendi. "We can only strive to be ‘antiracist.’” Here—his essential reading list which he describes as “a stepladder to antiracism.”

LEARN MORE   

BOOKS TO READ  
 
“No one becomes ‘not racist,’” writes award-winning historian and author Ibram X. Kendi. "We can only strive to be ‘antiracist.’” Here—his essential reading list which he describes as “a stepladder to antiracism.”

LEARN MORE   

For Parents
 

For Parents
 

DO


How to talk to your kids about racism—whatever their age.

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DO


How to talk to your kids about racism—whatever their age.

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LISTEN


“The Kojo Nnamdi Show” Podcast Addresses Parenting During the Era Of The Black Lives Matter Movement

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LISTEN


“The Kojo Nnamdi Show” Podcast Addresses Parenting During the Era Of The Black Lives Matter Movement

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READ


“Raising Black Children,” written by two of America's most respected psychiatrists, answers nearly 1000 questions about parenting.

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READ


“Raising Black Children,” written by two of America's most respected psychiatrists, answers nearly 1000 questions about parenting.

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DO 
 
How to talk to your kids about racism—whatever their age.  
 

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DO 
 
How to talk to your kids about racism—whatever their age.  
 

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How To Support
 

How To Support
 

YOUR VOICE MATTERS

 
Register to Vote Today

REGISTER HERE 

YOUR VOICE MATTERS

 
Register to Vote Today

REGISTER HERE 

PRIDE

 
Support the Black Trans Community

DONATE HERE 

PRIDE

 
Support the Black Trans Community

DONATE HERE 

TEXT YOUR SUPPORT

 
Sending a SMS from a US cell adds your name to the #JusticeForFloyd Color of Change petition.

SIGN IT HERE 

TEXT YOUR SUPPORT

 
Sending a SMS from a US cell adds your name to the #JusticeForFloyd Color of Change petition.

SIGN IT HERE 

YOUR VOICE MATTERS 
 
Register to Vote Today  
 
 
REGISTER HERE

YOUR VOICE MATTERS 
 
Register to Vote Today  
 
 
REGISTER HERE

ENDING POLICE BRUTALITY

 
Take a Stand Against Police Brutality 

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ENDING POLICE BRUTALITY

 
Take a Stand Against Police Brutality 

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FIGHTING SYSTEMIC RACISM

 
Fight Systemic Racism Within the US Police Force & Justice System 

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FIGHTING SYSTEMIC RACISM

 
Fight Systemic Racism Within the US Police Force & Justice System 

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PROTECTING PROTESTORS

 
Support Protestors Across the United States of America

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PROTECTING PROTESTORS

 
Support Protestors Across the United States of America

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ENDING POLICE BRUTALITY  
 
Take a Stand Against Police Brutality

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ENDING POLICE BRUTALITY  
 
Take a Stand Against Police Brutality

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Who To Follow

Who To Follow

YOUTUBE

 
For Harriet

Kimberly N. Foster’s interviews and videos explore intersectionality, including race and LGBTQIA+ identity, and expose dangerous stereotypes that need to be dismantled.

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YOUTUBE

 
For Harriet

Kimberly N. Foster’s interviews and videos explore intersectionality, including race and LGBTQIA+ identity, and expose dangerous stereotypes that need to be dismantled.

LEARN MORE

TIKTOK


@rynnstar
 
An educator and an expert in linguistics (known as @wordy.talk on Instagram), delivering prolific (and oftentimes playful) lessons on history and politics to reveal their indelible impacts on systemic racism.

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TIKTOK


@rynnstar
 
An educator and an expert in linguistics (known as @wordy.talk on Instagram), delivering prolific (and oftentimes playful) lessons on history and politics to reveal their indelible impacts on systemic racism.

LEARN MORE

INSTAGRAM


@Rachel.Cargle
 
The academic and founder of The Loveland Foundation brings a critical discourse to race-related issues—including the problem with saying “All Lives Matter.”

FOLLOW HER

INSTAGRAM


@Rachel.Cargle
 
The academic and founder of The Loveland Foundation brings a critical discourse to race-related issues—including the problem with saying “All Lives Matter.”

FOLLOW HER

YOUTUBE  

For Harriet
 
Kimberly N. Foster’s interviews and videos explore intersectionality, including race and LGBTQIA+ identity, and expose dangerous stereotypes that need to be dismantled.   

LEARN MORE

YOUTUBE  

For Harriet
 
Kimberly N. Foster’s interviews and videos explore intersectionality, including race and LGBTQIA+ identity, and expose dangerous stereotypes that need to be dismantled.   

LEARN MORE

For Mental Health 

For Mental Health 

FOLLOW

 
From meditation to inspiring quotes, @BlackMentalWellness provides a space to refresh and refocus.

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FOLLOW

 
From meditation to inspiring quotes, @BlackMentalWellness provides a space to refresh and refocus.

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LISTEN

 
Tune in weekly to the “Therapy for Black Girls” Podcast for all things mental health, personal development, and more.

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LISTEN

 
Tune in weekly to the “Therapy for Black Girls” Podcast for all things mental health, personal development, and more.

LEARN MORE

SPEAK

 
The Loveland Foundation, founded by Rachel Cargle (see above), provides financial assistance to Black women and girls seeking therapy in the US.

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SPEAK

 
The Loveland Foundation, founded by Rachel Cargle (see above), provides financial assistance to Black women and girls seeking therapy in the US.

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FOLLOW 
 
From meditation to inspiring quotes, @BlackMentalWellness provides a space to refresh and refocus.  
 

LEARN MORE

FOLLOW 
 
From meditation to inspiring quotes, @BlackMentalWellness provides a space to refresh and refocus.  
 

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What MODA Is Doing 

 
Our message of solidarity is the first step, but we have a long road ahead. Immediate actions Moda Operandi is taking include writing to Congress and New York mayor Bill de Blasio calling for a swift end to the police brutality that has been devastating Black and other minority communities for far too long. Continue to watch this space to see what else we are doing to support in the fight for justice. 

What MODA Is Doing 

 
Our message of solidarity is the first step, but we have a long road ahead. Immediate actions Moda Operandi is taking include writing to Congress and New York mayor Bill de Blasio calling for a swift end to the police brutality that has been devastating Black and other minority communities for far too long. Continue to watch this space to see what else we are doing to support in the fight for justice. 

A LETTER TO CONGRESS

 
Here is the letter Moda Operandi sent on Tuesday, June 2. Please feel free to use it as a draft for your own correspondence.

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A LETTER TO CONGRESS

 
Here is the letter Moda Operandi sent on Tuesday, June 2. Please feel free to use it as a draft for your own correspondence.

DOWNLOAD HERE 

A LETTER TO MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO

 
Here is the letter Moda Operandi sent on Tuesday, June 2. Please feel free to use it as a draft for your own correspondence.

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A LETTER TO MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO

 
Here is the letter Moda Operandi sent on Tuesday, June 2. Please feel free to use it as a draft for your own correspondence.

DOWNLOAD HERE

FIND YOUR LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES


Use this link to find your local representatives and Senators. Note, often, the most effective way to reach elected officials is with an email or paper trail and then a follow-up phone call(s).

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FIND YOUR LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES


Use this link to find your local representatives and Senators. Note, often, the most effective way to reach elected officials is with an email or paper trail and then a follow-up phone call(s).

LEARN MORE 

A LETTER TO CONGRESS 
 
Here is the letter Moda Operandi sent on Tuesday, June 2. Please feel free to use it as a draft for your own correspondence.  
 
 
DOWNLOAD HERE

A LETTER TO CONGRESS 
 
Here is the letter Moda Operandi sent on Tuesday, June 2. Please feel free to use it as a draft for your own correspondence.  
 
 
DOWNLOAD HERE