Solidarity and Support

In the days since George Floyd was murdered by the police, and the onset of police brutality amidst protests against, well, police brutality, we have been asking what we can do to help. How could we lend our support to the just cause of equality for BIPOC?

We settled on what was the quickest and, in our minds, the most effective thing we’d be able to offer, monetary aid to organizations that are spearheading this movement. We had settled on three, Detroit Justice CenterBlack Lives Matter Detroit, and Reclaim The Block. We pledged our total profits from last weekend, including the farmers market, to these three organizations.

While we’re excited at what was done, we know that this is not the end by any means.

We’re incredibly grateful to our community for the turnout, as we were able to raise $1000 to be split and sent to these groups that are doing incredible work in organizing protests, legal support for protesters and bail payments, and pushing for political action in defunding police to redistribute funds to social services. We would not have been able to do this without those people who came and gave above and beyond the price of a cup of coffee.

While we’re excited at what was done, we know that this is not the end by any means.  We are going to continue to look for more ways that we can amplify BIPOC voices both outside of and within the coffee industry, and more ways that we can help in the fight for true equality for all.