“The beauty of anti-racism is that you don’t have to pretend to be free of racism to be an anti-racist. Anti-racism is the commitment to fight racism wherever you find it, including in yourself. And it’s the only way forward.” - IJEOMA OOLU
Our communities have been acutely affected by the senseless acts of violence and loss of black lives for far too long. Collectively there is more work we can do to fight embedded racism and systemic injustice.
At Sip and Ship, our approach is to continue to listen, learn, and lead through action. We urge you to join us with active listening without assumption or interruption, remaining open-minded to perspectives different from your own, having the courage and curiosity to engage in meaningful and often uncomfortable conversations, and to join protesting for justice and reform by marching, mailing, emailing, donating, and sharing your voice and the voices of others on social channels.
If you are new to anti-racism, the time is now to be brave and begin the work to advocate for change. Here are a few ways to directly and immediately refocus your energy and power. Consider supporting a few black-owned small businesses and organizations. Here are a few resources to get started. If you have any you would like to share with us, we would welcome those too. Together we are a body of work in progress for positive change. Black Lives Matter Global Network fights for racial liberation and justice and supports the safety and well-being of black communities.
NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund - our country’s foremost legal organization on the front lines in the fight for racial justice.
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Diverse City LLC - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) consultants have helped companies both large and small hire and retain a workforce that is more diverse and who feel a strong sense of belonging.
CoCreate Work - Founders and entrepreneurs all over the world are creating a new paradigm of what’s possible in the workplace. We partner with organizations to build this new reality and the future of work where people thrive.
Nourish Events - Doing diversity differently through the art of conversation, challenge ideas while leaving room for intention, interpretation, and progress. We aim to explore personal identities using storytelling and active listening to build empathy and community.
During this time of epic uprising and needed change, you can rely on Sip and Ship to be a place that supports and amplifies the human spirit.
We look forward to seeing you soon,