The ENnie Awards believes that Black Lives Matter. Inclusivity is important. The gaming industry is richer for it. Racial injustice and discrimination have no place in a civil society or in the hobby we love and seek to elevate.
Below are opportunities to support racial justice within the gaming industry and some educational resources to help facilitate anti-racist conversations.
Donate directly to various programs that support racial justice and equality:
National Bail Fund Network lists a number of bail funds by state, in case you want to support locally.
Black Trans Femmes in the Arts is partnering with Black Trans Travel Fund to raise money for emergency resources to assist those protesting.
Opportunities within the gaming industry via gaming bundles:
DriveThruRPG has several bundles – Running until June 22nd. They are also spotlighting black creators.
Dungeon Masters Guild has a few bundles – Running until June 22nd. They are also spotlighting black creators.
Here are additional resources that provide education to promote anti-racism:
Letters for Black Lives provides multi-lingual, culturally aware resources aimed at creating a space for open and honest conversations.
Justice in June is a Google Doc resource that provides learning resources and a plan to become a more informed, active ally.
Anti-Racism Collection provides a round-up of resources to aid in undoing racism.
How to Be An Antiracist by Ibran X. Kendi
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo