We Must Do Better: Resources for Fighting Racism

June 2020

We are heartbroken by the recent events that show ongoing, systematic mistreatment of our black community in this country. We recognize that words are not enough - we must hold ourselves and our systems accountable by actively listening, learning, and speaking out against racism of all kinds. We can and must do better. 

At PMA Consulting, we echo our friends at Safe Alliance, and stand in solidarity with everyone working to address racism and intersecting oppressions. We understand that our community is not whole until every neighborhood, every home, and every person experiences safety. With continued learning and action, we can all work together to build a safe and peaceful community.

What Can We Do?


For tomorrow's (June 3rd - 6 PM) virtual public talk hosted by the Harvey B. Gantt Center, "Unmasked: We Can't Breathe," a public conversation discussing how policing continues to be a historical weapon of racial discrimination and control. Hosted by Q City Metro's Glenn Burkins joined by special guest, former South Carolina State Representative and current CNN political commentator Bakari Sellers, U.S. Congresswoman Alma Adams, Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden, and Image Activist Alvin C. Jacobs, Jr., this must-see discussion will be elevated with your attendance and contributed perspective.


For the Levine Museum of the New South's event "What is it going to take?" (Thursday, June 4, 2020 • 7:00PM-8:30PM) on Facebook Live. What happened to George Floyd is what has happened to countless men and women of color at the hands of law enforcement or white people who positioned themselves as law enforcement for centuries in this country.  Disregarding this history keeps bringing us to this critical moment. If you do not understand the history that got us to this place, then you will not make a difference. We need to know the history that got us to this place. We need to understand that history to ask the right questions and work towards change. Moderated by Kama Pierce, Chief Operating Officer at the Levine Museum of the New South, and featuring Kieth Cockrell, GT&O Chief Operating Officer at Bank of America, Jesse Cureton, Chief Consumer Officer and Executive Vice President for Novant Health, American History Professor Dr. O. Jennifer Dixon-McKnight, and Braxton Winston, At-Large Charlotte City Council Member and the Community Connection Manager at the Levine Museum.



In the nonprofit sector, we know that it can be difficult to overcome the challenges our organizations are trying to address.  In this case, agreement that the problem of racism exists is a start, but taking action demands action from all of us, and it includes financial support when we're able.  Most of the links below offer resources for educating yourself on these issues. Consider donating to national/local organizations listed below.  

National Organizations:

Local Organizations:





Take the initiative to become educated about your city's issues which contribute to racial inequality. In addition to the local nonprofits suggested above - which have many resources about local initiatives for change - several articles below highlight key issues in Charlotte.  While there are plenty more, here are a few of the key issues: