California FarmLink does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring of staff, employee performance reviews, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of client services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors and vendors.
Our work demands a deep commitment to justice, diversity, equity and inclusion. We recognize the stark, painful reality that the coronavirus pandemic, for example, has impacted Black and Latine* people at disproportionate rates across the country, and that unemployment and economic harm has disproportionately affected communities of color. We recognize how much work needs to be done, both within and beyond California FarmLink, to create a society that is grounded in racial equity and social justice.
We are responding to this call to action by reflecting on how we can improve our work to challenge systems of oppression, white supremacy, and all pernicious forms of systemic racism. We are challenging ourselves to build an equitable, supportive and inclusive organization. We will ensure that this commitment is clear throughout California FarmLink’s organizational structure, policies and practices.
* California FarmLink has chosen to use “Latine” (pronounced la·ˈti·ne) as a gender-neutral form of the words Latina or Latino.
California FarmLink | Anti-Discrimination Statement, January 2022