Hey. Our Dedication to Anti-Racism

Hey.  Our Dedication to Anti-Racism

Anti-Racist Dedication

Hey Seven hosted a digital city corridor occasion final yr following the homicide of George Floyd. The goal of the City Corridor was to reimagine small companies shifting ahead from that pivotal level in historical past. For those who your self run a small enterprise and haven’t seen it, I like to recommend watching the assembly here. The results of the assembly was asking small enterprise homeowners to enroll to the Anti-Racist Small Enterprise Pledge (see picture under).

The Anti-Racist Small Enterprise Pledge defines anti-racist as: “those that converse and act in ways in which advance racial fairness in society; the act of interrupting racism.”

Our Anti-Racism Pledge

I’m the proprietor of Hey Saturday and alongside my associate and enterprise associate, Giles, we actively stand in solidarity with Black, Brown, Indigenous, Minority Ethnic, and Folks of Color (BIPoC) to dismantle systemic racism, white supremacy tradition, and oppressive methods which are on the coronary heart of our society.

We recognise the realities of systemic racism in our world in addition to native communities. Each of us are dedicated to upholding an anti-racist tradition, insurance policies and procedures to the very best of our talents. To do that we are going to constantly study our organisational and particular person biases and work to be taught, enhance, and overcome them.

We’re dedicated to working an anti-racist organisation and utilizing our sources to advance racial fairness and interrupt racism.

We’re committing ourselves and Hey Saturday to a lifelong journey in the direction of turning into anti-racist.

And whereas phrases matter, they aren’t sufficient.

We’ve got taken the Anti-Racist Small Enterprise Pledge.

Anti-racist training

We pay a month-to-month subscription to Outer Work. It’s a neighborhood care membership devoted to intimate, impactful training, reflection, and direct motion in assist of BIPOC visions.

Hey Saturday is an envoy for Outer Work, as we consider their work is so essential and impactful. Please head here to examine them out (Please be aware this isn’t a paid hyperlink, in fact, it’s simply to allow them to monitor you got here by way of us)

We’ve signed as much as a web-based World Black Historical past Course for Adults run by the Simon Education

We’re dedicated to studying books by BiPoc authors to additional our understanding and data of Black historical past, white supremacy, racism and Black lived experiences.

Dedication to open-conflict and permitting discomfort

Whereas I’m biracial (white British/Jamaican), Giles is white. Over time, we now have created a secure, compassionate area to speak at size about racism and its influence. We’re extremely dedicated to open battle and have realized to make room for discomfort, which we consider informs our firm tradition.

Make investments a portion of our month-to-month firm price range to the Black neighborhood

We make investments a considerable quantity of our small advertising and marketing price range into black-owned enterprise. Coppie & Paste is our most popular provider, run by a younger black girl. Our plan consists of persevering with to watch the place our price range goes and improve the quantity going to BIPoC owned companies.

We donate month-to-month to Black Minds Matter, an organisation that gives free Psychological Well being Sources & Remedy for Black Trauma.

We work in partnership with One Tree Planted. For each Hey Saturday photoshoot we promote, a tree is planted in Ethiopia. We consider you may’t construct a simply and equitable society on a planet that’s been destabilised by human exercise. The fights in opposition to local weather change and racial injustice are deeply intertwined as marginalised communities are disproportionately impacted by it.


Like preventing an dependancy, being an antiracist requires persistent self-awareness, fixed self-criticism, and common self-examination.

– Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist 

Hey Saturday’s long-term dedication to turning into anti-racist

We are going to:

proceed to attempt for illustration within the imagery used on our web site, emails and social media;

 evaluation how we attain out to new photographers becoming a member of our community & take a extra inventive strategy to achieve BIPoC inventive communities.  We’re conscious that our photographer community isn’t as representational of BIPoC communities because it must be or as we wish it to be;

actively proceed to supply and assist BIPoC owned companies and companies that assist social influence in gender and local weather fairness;

use our enterprise and platform for optimistic social influence by training;

actively protest and marketing campaign in opposition to racial injustice, and vote for equitable insurance policies;

name out racism after we see it;

proceed to teach ourselves.


Here’s a copy of the pledge we signed. For those who run a small enterprise, I’d extremely suggest that you simply examine this out.

Hey.  Our Commitment to Anti-Racism


Assessing Organisational Racism Tool (PDF)

Anti-Racism Assessment Tool (PDF)

Organisational Racism Self Assessment (PDF)

Additional Studying, Watching & Listening

Black Lives Matter – the motion to struggle for freedom, liberation and justice

Re-educate – a free month-to-month subscription to activism

The Difference Between Being “Not Racist’ and being Antiracist – Ibram X. Kendi TedTalk

The Greatest White Privilege is Life Itself – article by Ibram X. Kendi

The Black LGBT Organisations You Should Know About – Stonewall

Stonewall’s Best Practice, Toolkits and Resources – Stonewall

Mental Health Issues Facing the Black Community – Sunshine Behavioral Well being

20 Actions White People & Non Black POCs in Corporate (& other) Can Take to Show Up for Black People Right Now – Michael J.A. Davis

Decolonise your Book Shelves – Ally Henny

Films & Documentaries to Educate Yourself on Racism and Black Oppression – Isabella Silvers

12 Great Podcasts That Discuss Race & Racism – Oprah Winfrey

How to Deconstruct Racism One Headline at a Time – Baratunde Thurston

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