Racial inequity can be found across industries in America, but hospitality is a particular microcosm where power imbalances, lack of HR support, and attitudes towards service professionals can make for particularly challenging dynamics for BIPOC staff. In this episode, host Kiki Louya hears from Raeghn Draper, founder of the Chicago Hospitality Accountable Actions Database (CHAAD), about the chain of events set off by a racist diner. Mavis-Jay Sanders, Director of Culinary Development and Education at Drive Change weighs in on the intersecting challenges faced by Queer people of color; she also shares insights into how restaurants can create supportive and equitable working environments for all.
Learn more about Raeghn Draper and on CHAAD’s website. To explore the resources provided by Drive Change and Mavis-Jay Sanders, go to drivechangenyc.org.
You can explore additional resources mentioned below:
Hospitality for Social Justice
High Road Restaurants
Adding Racial Equity to the Menu: An Equity Toolkit
To learn more about RWCF’s work and donate to the cause, visit www.restaurantworkerscf.org.
Carlos Luciano created our episode artwork.
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