It is important for us to continue to acknowledge and confront the racism that still plagues our nation today and to work to better understand how we can come together to create a safer and & more equitable future for all black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC).
At Thirst Project we spent much of 2020 listening, learning and leading our team to better understand the experience of BIPOC in America today. Now in 2021 there has been an alarming rise in violence against our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) friends & family in recent months – following more than a year’s worth of xenophobic rhetoric & racial stereotyping amidst the Coronavirus pandemic.
With that said, here is what we commit to do:⠀
💧 We have been working to and will continue to work to diversify our Board of Directors.⠀
💧 We have been working to and will continue to work to further diversify the Employees, Interns and Vendors we hire.⠀
💧 We will continue to encourage students to watch the recordings of the Zoom sessions our student community participated in where students discussed how they are handling these issues in their local communities and provide action steps for them to make a difference. ⠀
💧 We will create opportunities for students to use their time, voice & vote to end police brutality & racism. ⠀
💧 We will work to maintain an inclusive workplace where all voices feel heard & respected. ⠀
💧 We will give additional paid time off during the workday to any Staffer who wants to volunteer to organize at organizations leading the fight for anti-racism & racial equality. ⠀
💧 We will maintain a space on our website where individuals can learn more about where we stand on this issue and ways to take action from anywhere in the world, as well as our progress towards completing the above goals.
If you had any question where we stand on these issue, let us say it extremely loud & clear #BLACKLIVESMATTER & #STOPASIANHATE
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