HomeState for Justice

June 22, 2020

This Saturday, we’ll be joining forces with restaurants around the country to raise funds to support the fight for racial justice. 5% of all sales from both locations will be donated directly to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

More info at https://www.foodindustryaction.com/

UPDATE: With your support, we were able to donate $1400.06 directly to The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund.

June 17, 2020

We are living through a historical time, one that inclines us to reflect on our core values. As both humans and an organization, we are confronting our own roles, failures, and opportunities to be agents of change. We are continuing to have important conversations regarding systemic police brutality, economic oppression, and deep-rooted racism that our Black community, our neighbors, and fellow citizens have been confronting for over 400 years. This will be a long journey, one that a quick statement or gesture will not address. Our work is happening internally, within our own hearts, minds, community, and leadership team.

We are mapping our short-term and long-term courses of action through partnerships, projects, company practices, and personal education. Our work will not be finished until racism and all of its systems are broken down to establish a world where all people can live and thrive without the threat of violence and oppression.

To our peers within the restaurant industry, let’s do this. Let’s talk, expose weaknesses and create change in our own kitchen, dining room and office. Email us at [email protected].

Owner, Briana Valdez

June 3, 2020

HomeState fully supports the ongoing demonstrations in our city and around the country. HomeState stands definitively against police brutality, racism and injustice in all its forms. We are devastated and angered by the murder of George Floyd and the countless Black people before him who have suffered the same fate. We are actively looking for the best ways to contribute and take meaningful action.

Here’s where we are today as an organization:

We’ve begun an internal analysis of our recruiting techniques to examine how we can increase representation of the Black community on our team.

Here is a list of organizations to which we have donated and are actively supporting (see below). These organizations will remain linked on our website to promote ongoing awareness and contributions.

Campaign Zero
We can live in a world where the police don’t kill people, by limiting police interventions, improving community interactions, and ensuring accountability.

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice through litigation, advocacy, and public education

When We All Vote
Join When We All Vote to make sure every eligible voter is registered and ready to vote in every election.

⁣We believe this is a time for us to unite and work collectively to defeat racism and all other forms of systemic oppression and marginalization. We will continue to explore how we can best aid in these efforts and support direct action in our community and beyond. ⁣ ⁣

We look forward to starting conversations with our neighbors on how we can productively work together. Please email us at [email protected] to share your ideas.