What You Can Do
- Spread the word
- Boycott The Last Airbender
- Represent Racebending in style: buy a shirt!
- Sign up for the Newsletter and Street Team
Spread the word
Tell your friends, get a pic, do a blog. Every voice counts.
Learn about the controversy and share what you learn. The best chance our movement has of raising awareness is you. There are so many people who would support our cause if they only knew. So don’t be silent.
Pledge to boycott The Last Airbender
The one color Hollywood can’t ignore is green.
Paramount has had a recent string of films that ignore or actively reject the full breadth of American society, including the unfortunate use of illiterate “jive-talking” robots and the lynching of an Asian-American man by car salesmen (shades of Vincent Chin).
Paramount is also suffering from a string of box office bombs. They are not faring well in the recession and are counting on profits from The Last Airbender – ticket sales, DVD release, and merchandising. This is the perfect moment for American consumers to tell Paramount that they will not support systematic casting bias in Hollywood – conscious or not.
Join our pledge and help show Hollywood that Americans care about fair and equal opportunity in the entertainment industry.
Represent Racebending in style: buy a shirt!
Our volunteers received a lot of positive feedback during their trip to the ’09 San Diego Comic-Con. One thing that got a lot of attention: the street team shirts! Now you can support the movement and spread the word in style:
Because of BlackLava’s close relationship with Asian-American causes, Racebending receives a full 100% of proceeds from all shirt sales. Funds are needed to maintain the web-site, purchase booth space at conventions, promotional material for distribution (fliers and flair), and further shirt printings.
Right now the shirts are available for just $20, free shipping.
Sign up for Street Team and newsletter updates
We are a grassroots movement. And that means that we need you.
Our movement thrives from the support of dedicated volunteers and diligent readers, who stay informed.
We need students who can take Racebending to their campuses, teachers who can educate the coming generations, professionals who can donate their skills.
In short, we need people who believe in our cause. By signing up for the newsletter, you’ll learn what we’re doing and how you can help – we send updates monthly, including exclusive interviews with professionals, local events, and volunteer opportunities.
If you’re interested in participating in our Street Team, include your phone number and we’ll let you know when we get together for protests, campus outreach, or social meet-ups.
If you’re in one of our main staging areas, select that mailing list and we’ll know which team leader should contact you.