To create year-round programming, messaging and activation via team and player outlets to eradicate racism and reverse systemic oppression in Black and Brown communities in Connecticut and throughout New England. This page will be continually updated with social reform resources.
Freethrows for Change
Every freethrow made by the Sun during the 2020 season (regular season and postseason) will result in a $5 donation towards the overall effort via the Connecticut Sun Foundation. All freethrows made in the fourth quarter by the Sun during the season will double the donation to $10 each.
Following the season, the Sun will auction off game-worn and individually signed jerseys via the DASH app. All game jerseys feature Breonna Taylor’s name under each respective Sun player name. The recognition of Taylor, who on March 13, was shot eight times and killed by police in her Kentucky home, is part of an overall effort by WNBA players to recognize women who have died due to alleged police brutality or racial injustice.
Change Can’t Wait Shirts
$20, with net proceeds of $15 per shirt going to the overall fundraising effort. Sun players will be consulted to provide direction on what organizations will receive the funds raised throughout the season.
LOCAL BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES
Featured Business of the Month:
Located at 2 Prospect Street, Pawcatuck, Connecticut 06379
Black Lives Matter: Also has local chapters.
August 11, 2020
Primaries | Candidates for State & District Office, Candidates for Municipal Office, Presidential (Republican & Democratic)
November 3, 2020
Election | President and Vice-President, Representative in Congress, State Senator, State Representative and Registrar of Voters
Lottie B. Scott
“Scott’s riveting saga of an African American family’s South-North journey showcases the foibles of a nation that fails to grow up with her. Mingling trouble with triumph, she offers homey images of rabbit stew alongside those of bread so coarse it cuts your throat open; and children who nearly freeze outside of newly-desegregated schools going on to achieve dreams of higher education despite police violence and intimidation. Bravely and beautifully, Scott declares that “trouble does not last.” American needs more stories like this one.”
Melissa Tantaquideon Zobel
Mohegan author, historian, and storyteller who serves as both the Medicine Woman and Tribal Historian for the Mohegan Tribe
Click here for more children’s books
In honor of Chadwick Boseman and his impact on social justice, on and off the screen.
If you would like to learn more about being a part of the Sun’s initiatives to end racial inequality, click HERE
We are not soley responsible for curating all of these resources, so we want to thank the countless people working together to change the course of history.
This is a movement, not a moment, and taking action will help impact our community and world.