We take racism very seriously. It is vital to our mission, and to each team member personally, to keep the conversation going and to fight systematic racism in tangible ways.
The first step we have taken as a team is to schedule a bi-weekly team discussion space to:
We don’t expect fundamental change overnight… but there has to be a change, and this is where we start.
We challenge and encourage our partners and followers to create a space in your work environment for these discussions. We choose to schedule bi-weekly video calls for one hour on Zoom. Here are the ground rules we abide by:
1. Respect individual experiences.
2. Trust that everyone is doing the best they can.
3. Remember we are all in different places in this work professionally and personally, and that's okay.
4. No one knows everything; together we know a lot.
5. Acknowledge the difference between intent and impact.
6. Don't throw expectations at others without considering your own actions and expectations of yourself.
7. Don’t make assumptions about what others may or may not be doing to tackle racism and oppression in their personal time.
8. Keep this space safe.
In the interest of transparency, we will be posting what we have learned from each other and some of the resources we use. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and check our blog frequently for updates.
Are you sharing a space like this with your team? Let us know how it’s going for you.
Resilience awards are intended as emergency relief for farmers, ranchers, farmworkers, and their families. Use of the funds is restricted to household expenses, such as groceries, home utilities, medical bills, counseling, or other household expenses not directly related to the commercial operation of a farm or ranch. The funds may not be used for any business expense or investment. The IRS guidelines regarding direct assistance to farm, ranch, and farmworker families prevent Farm Aid from granting funds to support a farm or ranch and its business costs. Your acceptance of this award signifies your understanding and agreement to these use requirements.
Family farmers, ranchers, and farmworkers who have suffered hardship because of the COVID-19 crisis in CO, WY, NM, ID, UT, AZ are eligible to apply. Groups that qualify for preference under this fund are women and/or farmers, ranchers, and farmworkers of color (Black/African American, Asian/Asian American, Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, or Alaska Native). To qualify for this preference more than half of the agricultural business must be owned by individuals who are socially disadvantaged.
Successful applicants will receive a one-time $500 emergency resilience award.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed on a weekly basis until funds run out. Checks will be issued to approved applicants within 10 business days of weekly review meetings.
Download the applications below and submit online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C78KV3Y
or by mail to
900 East Union Ave. Suite 200
Denver, CO 80237.
We encourage you to submit your application as quickly as possible, using the online form, to ensure funds are still available.
For assistance with this application, please contact Harrison Topp, 303-918-3538, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are all grappling with fear, anxiety, anger, and a host of mixed emotions surrounding COVID-19. As we navigate the ever-changing information and the range of emotions, one thing is overwhelmingly clear – we must do our part. We care deeply for each other as a team, and we care deeply for the community. In Arizona and all other communities where cases of COVID-19 are alarmingly on the rise, we are seeing those cases filter into our own personal circles. The question has become: not IF, but WHEN will COVID-19 impact our team and work directly?
While we are proud of our safe and flexible work environment, we know that there are still opportunities for improvement. The goals of the Pinnacle Prevention COVID-19 Workplace Safety and Operational Continuity Plan are to:
We are sharing our plan to be transparent - and to perhaps inspire others to create a version for their team or family.
Beyond having a plan on paper, we have also considered the policy, system, and environmental supports that we can implement as a workplace. These supports are both good business practices and good for the long-term well being of the team. They include:
We continue to have honest, vulnerable, and transparent discussions with each other and our partners, listening and sharing about what we all have the bandwidth to handle at any given point in time on top of family demands.
Isolation is hard. We are wired for human connection. Despite this – we are playing our part.
What’s your plan?
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