Black Lives Matter // Resources to Get Involved

Published in TIEM News and Events on June 5, 2020

We recognize that the tragic murder of George Floyd was not a one time occurrence. As such, our response to this moment can't simply be a one-off show of support and a one time donation.

Effecting change requires persistent and prolonged pressure, and we're committed to remaining a longterm ally in the fight for racial equality.

Upcoming Donations

In addition to charitable donations we've made in recent weeks, for the remainder of 2020 we'll be donating 5% of all sales site-wide to organizations fighting for social justice and equality. The money raised will be spread to organizations such as:

  • NAACP Legal Defense Fund
  • Black Lives Matter
  • ACLU

Upcoming Charity Rides and Studio Events

Please note, the events listed below are being put on entirely by studios within our community. We don't want to take any credit from them, but we wanted to share them in hopes that others will get involved and support!

Stay tuned for updates. Know a studio hosting a ride? Let us know!

Black-owned Studios to Support

Below are some great studios that are always worthy of your support. For a more expansive list, check out Well & Good's post as an additional resource.

Vibe Cycle | Atlanta, GA
@theviberide

Harlem Cycle | New York, NY
@harlemcycle

Live Cycle Delight | West Village Detroit, MI
@livecycledelight

CYCLED! | Silver Spring, MD
@cycledstudios

SPIKED SPIN | Brooklyn, NY
@spikedspin

Other Resources

Anti-Racism for Wellness Professionals: How to Show up better - Course for Wellness Professionals with Chrissy King

Black Fitness Trainers to Sweat with Right Now

29 Charitable Fitness Classes to Book That Support the Black Lives Matter Movement

20 Black-Owned Wellness Brands to Support - Women's Health

100+ Black Owned Wellness Businesses to Support Now and Always

Organizations to Donate to in Support of Racial Justice

Not Business as Usual

To be transparent, something we've debated internally is how we move forward as a business. We have several product launches planned throughout the summer and beyond. We understand it can feel like talking about these launches is the wrong thing to do in the face of all that's happening today.

We've decided that the best way we can make a sustained contribution to this cause is through our 5% pledge for the rest of the year, and by making a concerted effort to amplify diverse voices throughout our community, now more than ever before.

We believe that moving forward with our product launches and staying engaged with you all is the most effective way for us to achieve these goals. So stay tuned!

Our Permanent Pledge

As a woman-owned and woman-founded company, TIEM has always cared deeply about equality. We have always celebrated diversity in our team and throughout our community in the form of providing a platform for others or coordinating charitable give-backs, but there's so much more work to be done. We're going to make these causes we care so much about a more central and visible part of our mission as a brand.

Beyond what we've outlined in this post and beyond 2020, we're going to make sure you know what we stand for and what we're all about.

 

If you have any questions, comments, or ideas about these initiatives, we welcome and encourage your input. Contact us or DM us on social.



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