At Holly Ryan we stand together, in support of our Indigenous and BIPOC communities.
Last Saturday, tens of thousands of Sydneysiders (and many more across the world) attended the Black Lives Matter march, to peacefully protest against inequality and black deaths in custody.
We made signs, took to the streets, and stood together in solidarity.
We recognise that there is so much more we can be doing as a business and are committed to challenging the current system in Australia, which does not support our First Nations people. As a company, we have been consuming resources to help us work towards systemic change and, earlier this month, we donated all weekend profits from Holly Ryan jewellery sales to two important local organisations.
On Saturday 13th June, all HR profits ($3000) were donated to Djirra, an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation that provides practical support to Aboriginal women and particularly to Aboriginal people who have experienced family violence.
Sunday 14th June, all HR profits ($2500) were donated to the Literacy For Life Foundation, a community-driven non-profit organisation that aims to improve low literacy rates by teaching Aboriginal adults to read and write.
Working to support these two wonderful organisations is one small step towards implementing lasting change. We understand that we will never understand. However, we stand in solidarity with our First Nations people, along with people of colour all around the world.
Sydney Black Lives Matter March
Saturday 6th June 2020
Black and white images by James Adams