The music industry is standing in solidarity in the wake of George Floyd’s killing and today, June 2nd, many bands, artists and labels are staging a “blackout” in the hopes to bring attention to police brutality and racial injustice in the United States, wrapping it up under the hashtag #TheShowMustBePaused. Here on IDIOTEQ we committed to taking long-term action in the continued fight for racial justice, and to make another mark, we’d like to advertise the newest charity action from California based post hardcore / screamo act TO BE GENTLE, who are printing these shirts and donating 100% of proceeds to Reclaim the Block in solidarity of George Floyd. Check it out below and browse through merch from our favorite artists to find more charity shirts, flags, and special releases in support of the protests surrounding police brutality.
The band comments:
“Hi everyone, we hope you’re all staying safe and healthy out there. We are setting up a preorder for this shirt. 100% of proceeds will be donated to Reclaim the Block @reclaimtheblock in solidarity of George Floyd. Reclaim the Block is an organization that ensures Minneapolis funds are directed to real community resources such as violence prevention, housing, resources for youth, and emergency mental health response teams. BLACK LIVES MATTER.”
“This album is about different fears we have experienced and have overcome throughout our lives, as well as being comfortable with experiencing the uncomfortable. This album is dedicated to Samuel Beeker, who has been a larger-than-life influence, supporter, and member of To Be Gentle. We love you.”
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