Diversity, Equity, Belonging and Inclusion Task Force Toolkit

A resource center created by the WVWA’s Diversity, Equity, Belonging and Inclusion (DEBI) Task Force. Suggestions/submissions? Email us!


HR Resources

@blackwineprofessionals instagram account; follow and tag in job posts

@wineunify instagram account; follow and tag in job posts

Association of African American Vintners 

Black Food Folks follow and reach out on instagram @blackfoodfolks

Diversity in Wine and Spirits

The Hue Society 

Urban Connoisseurs 

Local NAACP chapters also provide resources for organizations and non-profits to use; Oregon branches listed here

Equity at the Table (EATT) Primarily restaurant-focused, but there is a segment for vintners and wine professionals as well


Anti-Racism Training Resources and Courses 

Anti-Racism Resources for White People

Social Change: Everyone Has a Role to Play

My Role in the Social Change Ecosystem

Black in Bend: Being an Extreme Minority in Suburbia (TedXBend Talk)

“Confronting Prejudice: How to Protect Yourself and Help Others,” published by Pepperdine University’s online Master of Psychology program


Black-Owned Wineries

In Oregon:

Abbey Creek Vineyards

Maison Noir Wines

Worldwide: https://www.zuriwine.com/black-owned-wineries.html


Wine Professionals of Color to Follow on Instagram

@juliaconey and @blackwineprofessionals 















67 Black-Owned Wineries on Instagram


Organizations Working on Racial Justice

For reference: Black Lives Matter–vetted “how to help” carrd: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/



https://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/ (also maintains this list of black-led orgs)

Portland African-American Leadership Forum

Strong, recent suggestions of where to donate in this piece from The Cut


Messaging Suggestions

Keep in mind…


Potential PR talking points for WVWA


Reading on Racism and Racial Justice


The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: Racialized Social Democracy and the “White” Problem in American Studies

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

How to be an Anti-Racist

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness


What is an Anti-Racist Reading List For? (good accompaniment to White Fragility)

Your Wine Glass Ceiling is My Wine Glass Box: An Open Letter to Karen MacNeil and the Wine Industry

Being Black in the White World of Wine


“Notice the Rage; Notice the Silence” with Resmaa Menakem

1619, a Podcast From The New York Times

Scene on Radio Podcast episodes:


MTV Decoded: Why Racism Isn’t Just a Southern Problem


Resources from Anti-Racist Discussion Group (Interested? Learn more!)

History of White Supremacy and Racism in the United States and Oregon

Racial Identity

Understanding Privilege and White Fragility

Racism in the Wine Industry and Next Steps