The work starts with each of us.
Because we are immersed in a pandemic, we haven’t been able to do regular Volunteer trainings. But we'd like to keep you up-to-date on the Café's policies, so here's a little "booster-shot!"
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As a Café Volunteer, it is essential that you understand Stone Soup's policy on antiracism:
We are committed to the ongoing work of building our beloved community, where all walks of life come together to share nourishment, connection, and learning for body, mind, and spirit.
We know we must work hard to promote solidarity with all our neighbors and challenge colonialism so that we can practice antiracism at all levels of our organization.
In order for Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, and ALL people affected by racism to feel welcome and have a sense of belonging at the Café, we commit ourselves to the ongoing work of building relationships with all members of our community, especially those most exploited, oppressed, and marginalized.
We will practice antiracism through our daily actions at the Café by intentionally building a culture of inclusivity, justice, and transformation. We will network and reach out to all our neighbors through ongoing education and dialogue, collaboration with partner organizations, and engagement with social movements.
We are dedicated to this process of learning, and becoming antiracist.
This is who we are.
It's hard work, and it's heart work.
It means we will not tolerate racism at the Café. We will work together to learn from each other, and to mend and course-correct for any mistakes we make along the way.
We encourage you to engage in this work with us!
Here are two specific ways to plug in:
Sending you all BIG BIG love,
Posted: to Community & Volunteer Newsletter on Wed, Aug 11, 2021
Updated: Wed, Aug 11, 2021