From June 17th-19th we will donate a percentage of sales to support the Black Resilience Fund and Juneteenth PDX 2022.
An Annual Celebration Of Black Liberation
During Juneteenth (June 19, 2022) join Black Resilience Fund and businesses across our region in commemorating the liberation of enslaved Black people in America — and in supporting thousands of our Black neighbors who are in urgent need of support and healing during today’s challenges.
On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing all enslaved peoples. It wasn’t until June 19, 1865—two and and a half years later—enslaved people in Galveston, Texas learned they had been freed. There weren’t many union soldiers in the State of Texas during the Civil War to echo President Lincoln’s proclamation. It wasn’t until Union Major General Gordon Granger landed on Galveston Island in 1865 to enforce the executive order stating all enslaved people were granted their full liberty and personhood that enslaved Texans were made aware of their freedom.
We acknowledge that the structural inequities of our community and country are rooted in the original enslavement of Black people. We also acknowledge that all freed Black people were promised 40 acres and a mule, but most never received these reparations. This is one of the many promises made to Black people that were broken.
Join us to can make an immediate impact by donating in celebration of Juneteenth! Hyatt Training is proud to be a corporate sponsor of Juneteenth PDX 2022 supporting the Black Resilience Fund.
As we celebrate Juneteenth and our June is for Justice series, we want re-state our commitment to basic civil rights for everyone. We’re committed to doing everything we can to strive for equity for all of us. If we want to create true change, we have to do things differently. It is simply not enough to be open-and-loving-to-all, personally. We must, as a corporate citizen, be part of the solution to acknowledge the problems with policy in our country and create opportunities to bring awareness and support to communities facing discrimination and hardships.
Here’s our roadmap to doing our part.
We’re committed to supporting organizations working for justice and social equity.
Educate and amplify
As a team, we’re invested in education through books and podcasts. Here are some of our favorites specifically aimed at race in America.
Nonfiction: Caste by Isabel Wilkerson, Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall, How to Be Antiracist by Ibram Kendi, Purpose of Power by Alicia Garza, Becoming by Michelle Obama. Plus here’s a special Black History page on Powells.com.
Fiction: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jaqueline Woodson, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes, The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett and Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid.
Podcasts: Brene Brown has been doing diversity, equity and inclusion teaching and research for years. Both her Dare to Lead and Unlocking Us podcasts are a wealth of information. In particular, her recent episodes with Aiko Bethea and Dr. Sarah Lewis were insightful and inspirational. And of course The Michelle Obama Podcast is a favorite and true gem.
The best way forward is together
It will take a village and us all working together to make real change and progress. We’d love to learn from you. If you have thoughts or ideas you’d like to share, be it things your business has done or things you see we could do better, we’d love to listen.
At Hyatt Training you’ll find more than a good sweat. Our core values guide each decision we make every day. We’re passionate about what happens outside the walls of the studio in our community at large in Portland and Oregon. One of our core values is to connect with and do our part to keep Oregon a vibrant place to live, work and be healthy. To learn more about what we’re all about or how we could help you, email us at Go@HyattTraining.com.