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May 25, 2021 marks the one year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder - the tragedy that sparked a reckoning across the nation to stand up against racism. A year ago, as an organization, we made a commitment to be allies to our Black community, find ways to educate ourselves, improve, do the work to confront discrimination, and counter systemic injustices for people of color.
Today, we reflect on progress the country has made over the last year and we acknowledge that much work remains to be done as a society to address systemic racism and generations of injustices.
As an organization and collective group of individuals, Nossa Familia Coffee renews our ongoing commitment to building a more equitable economy and evolve as an anti-racist organization, developing ourselves, and taking meaningful steps forward.
Steps we took in 2020 included:Amplifying Black-owned businesses and contributing to nonprofit organizations supporting diversity and inclusion. Organizations we donated to or featured:
Conducting 8 weeks of internal ‘Whiteness at Work’ conversations
• Equitable Giving Circle
• Black Resilience Fund
• Deadstock Coffee
• Black and White Coffee Roasters
• KISS Coffee
• Resolutions Northwest
- referring to the Adaway Group list of "White Dominant Organizational Norms/Characteristics" adapted from the "White Supremacy Culture Characteristics" document by Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun
Becoming a member of Prosper Portland's Portland Means Progress city-wide initiative designed to create a more inclusive economy in Portland
Working with Workplace Change, a Woman & Black Owned Diversity, Equity and Inclusion centered Human Resource company
For 2021, we are furthering our anti-racism work, taking action by:
Continuing our series featuring Black-owned companies:
• Southeastern Roastery
• BLK & Bold Coffee
Supporting the Black Resilience Fund in honor of Juneteenth, donating 19% of cafe sales from 6/18-6/20
Attending the ’Power Up Series’ of workshops being put on by Prosper Portland
Striving as a company and as collective of individuals, to seek out ways to build a more equitable workplace, city and world.
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