It has been an intense week in Chicagoland and around the country. This is a critical juncture for all of us to do what is right and embrace our common humanity. The protests this weekend remind us that:
We must hear, respect, and act on the pleas of protesters for the justice of George Floyd and so many others.
We must do more than acknowledge that racism exists, we must actively pursue and advocate for a more equitable and just society.
We must all hold ourselves and those around us accountable for a higher standard of daily behavior and overall justice.
We need to fight against the division, racism and bigotry that continues in this country.
We must remember #GeorgeFloyd and make this the point at which we decided that this injustice must STOP!
As an industry, it’s easier to shrug and wait for others to act. It’s easier to focus on your business, and do nothing. But Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network was founded three years ago based on creating a network to drive inclusion and economic growth in our region and in our communities. And we will double down on doing just that.
With all that 2020 has brought us in terms of challenges, NOW IS THE TIME for you and your companies to be engaged and to make a difference
Now is the time to do something that supports communities across Chicagoland, makes the world better, and helps ensure justice.
- Alan Reed
Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network
1 W Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
Tel (312) 525-9653