Dear LUXE Family and Friends,
The last three years has left our team feeling overwhelmed with sadness and at a loss for words regarding the state of our country. Not only have we grappled with our community losing lives during a world pandemic, but we’ve come face to face with others losing their lives due to hate and discrimination based off the color of their skin (their sexuality and gender). Our hearts hurt deeply for their families and loved ones.
We would be remiss if we didn’t make it a point to express that we stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and all equal rights campaigns. We pledge to fight back against discrimination, racism (both obvious and obscured), and inequality — any of the systems that leave black communities in a constant state of crisis and fear of state-sanctioned violence, mass incarceration, and poverty.
LUXE has never been one to shy away from taking a stand on the important issues and we will never surrender our role in these fights. As a brand, we deeply believe in equality and vow to take an even stronger stance on using our platform to bring awareness to civil topics and issues like systemic racism, marriage equality, animal rights, and religious freedom.
We will continue to celebrate equality, for all people, and we vow to do an even better job highlighting the reform work coming from our communities of color and continue to facilitate events that promote inclusivity.
There is a lot of work to be done, but we’re committed to being part of the solution. We WILL see this city rise above and flourish. We WILL see our fellow Portlanders come together in peace and solidarity. We WILL see love conquer all. We believe this.
Signed with deep love and solidarity,
Misty Damico, Greg Damico + Team