Black Lives Matter

Our Commitment to Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

To our Slow Food Denver community,

We at Slow Food Denver are taking this time to listen, learn and reflect on the best steps towards action moving forward. Slow Food works to create a good clean and fair food system for all. However, we recognize that we cannot contribute to, or create, a fair & just food system without first prioritizing racial justice in our society.

Slow Food built an Equity, Inclusion and Justice (EIJ) Manifesto in 2018 and it’s time to put those words into action. As a first step, we have re-committed to the EIJ Manifesto and are developing an action plan to enact these principles in our community work to support a truly anti-racist Slow Food community and anti-racist society. We are committed to doing this work alongside all of you. And we know it’s just the beginning.

As a community-based organization led by a predominantly white team, we are working to better understand the role we can play in bringing about racial equity in our societies and in our food system. We are dedicated to dismantling racism in our society and breaking apart the power structures that have allowed white supremacy to live within ourselves, our organizations and our food system.

We stand behind our neighbors fighting for justice and we stand with our black community.