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)

 

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 

@diversityinwineandspirits

@sips_and_curves

@andrehmack

@noirsommelier

@wineauxdlynnp

@rachel.cargle

@dirty_radish

@gemini_rising

@winonoire

@niquesomm

@rickeatsstuff

@deniecebourne

@_cabrenae

@theflambe

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://colorofchange.org/

http://obs-stl.org/

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

Books

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

Articles

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

Podcasts

https://onbeing.org/programs/resmaa-menakem-notice-the-rage-notice-the-silence/

 

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