Each month for the foreseeable future, we are collecting donations to send to charitable organizations and causes in the US. For 2020 and onwards, these highlighted organizations are ones that are centered around education and the fight against racism. It is clear that the specialty coffee industry, and society as a whole, have much to address regarding this long-standing issue. And a way to start is to contribute to those groups that are knowledgeable about action and teach those around them to unlearn racism.
For the month of September, we will be collecting for New Voices for Reproductive Justice. This will continue until the last day of the month.
The organization has three main goals:
- ‘To provide political education and voter engagement, raising consciousness on Reproductive Justice issues at the national, regional, and local level.
- To organize Black women, femmes, girls, and gender-expansive folx in Pennsylvania and Ohio, inspiring our most marginalized constituents to become advocates for Reproductive Justice, while giving them the necessary tools to take action on behalf of themselves, their families, and their communities.
- To activate the power of our communities and guide the next generation of Reproductive Justice activists through leadership development opportunities supported by our community organizing and programmatic teams.’
To donate, you can select the amount you wish to contribute as an add-on for your product purchases. Acaia will publicly provide proof of donations when they are sent to the organization.
In their own words:
‘We are New Voices for Reproductive Justice. We are dedicated to transforming society for the holistic health and well-being of Black women, girls, and gender-expansive people, nationally and in Pennsylvania and Ohio. We help dismantle patriarchal anti-Blackness using the tools of community organizing, leadership development, and voter engagement. Our vision is to achieve the complete health and well-being of Black women, girls, and gender-expansive people.’