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Do More

We have personally committed to
doing more to stop racism. 
 

We signed Stephen Greene's pledge to do more as a company and as individuals in the company to commit to anti-racism. The commitment we signed in August 2020 reads: 


First and foremost, I commit to doing the work, today, tomorrow, and every day to disentangle, dismantle, and repair 400+ years of systemic racism. This work will not be easy or comfortable. There has to be a commitment to stepping into that discomfort and getting comfortable with being uncomfortable, every single day. Because there is only the work. And there is no end to this work. Not in any of our lifetimes.
 

Committing to this movement is the first step in a new effort of doing the work, making mistakes, learning, being uncomfortable, saying the wrong thing, apologizing, changing, educating, and activating. Not just talking and endless equivocating.
 

The problems may seem insurmountable, and many struggle on where to even begin. But each person on this journey must recognize that the first step begins with listening to different voices with different lived experiences. There must be a commitment to do simple, actionable steps at the beginning of your journey of doing the work.
 

Just as importantly, each person must commit to reporting on their progress on each of the following efforts when queried to demonstrate, measure, and assess the progress that I and my peers have made to improve the diversity, equity, and inclusion of the Portland* business community.

*Note we are distributed as a company so we are applying this to our respective communities. 

We're trying to be transparent.

We believe it's important to show how any company can do more to stop racism by logging our journey here.  We understand this is at risk of being interpreted as performative. We assume this risk because we believe there are so few models in the AI SAAS community of how to start.

We started doing more as a company by following voices in the Black AI community, at least one a week, here are some of the voices we have learned the most from (you could follow them too!):



We have refused to attend panel speaking events when there is only all White speakers or token representation of Black, Indigenous and other persons of color, except when our presence is to question the lack of representation. 

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