We recently sent out an email to all of our subscribers that was directly from the heart. As a business owner, community member, wife, daughter and most importantly, a mom, I wanted to re-share this for those who may have missed it. Thank you for taking the time to read.
Three years ago, labarre studios was founded with the vision to touch as many lives as possible through fitness and wellness programs. We envisioned a community living in peaceful balance in which every person lives strong in their bodies, happy in their minds and confident in their spirit. Where every person knows and feels that labarre and its loyal community has their back.
Our team has been committed to our core values of unity and diversity, however, observing the events over that past few weeks has made it painfully obvious that we simply have to do more in our fight for equality.
We have spent this time listening to our employees, guests, and community. We have chosen to not be silent; Black lives matter and we will act and fight for an anti-racist world. We have already begun to take action.
· We are creating an internship program promoting
underrepresented groups in barre fitness.
· We are re-directing our product lines towards black
business owners and educating ourselves on options in this area.
· We will mirror our beliefs in our messaging by adding
an equality statement and logo to our company’s foundation.
· We will honor and observe Juneteenth every year.
· We are seeking organizations to share with our guests
(see buttons below.)
As we continue to serve the community we ask that you find what you are passionate about, here are some great organizations to start with.
Founded in 1909 in response to the ongoing violence against Black people around the country, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) is the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation.
Bring The H.E.A.T. is an organized intervention to protect the basic health, safety, and well-being of all people by demanding a series of immediate and sweeping changes to the current policing system in the United States
The BIPOC Project aims to build authentic and lasting solidarity among Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), in order to undo Native invisibility, anti-Blackness, dismantle white supremacy and advance racial justice.
The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
The most important way to change the world starts right HERE.
We know there are many more organizations, people and movements that are making sweeping changes. Please let us know who and what they are so we can continue to share with our community!
From my family to yours, let's make a change together.
~ Lisa Alberino, Founder & Owner