This week SJPC is shining the spotlight on DRIP Espresso, a Sacramento coffee shop and social justice community space that's brightening our city! DRIP is committed to fighting for social justice and to facilitating community relationship building.
The following description is pulled from the DRIP website:
DRIP is a Black, woman, and sister owned coffee shop where we center espresso, community and culture. We serve as a hub for Sacramento, attracting espresso loving, foodie types and community seekers. This is where anyone can come to connect, learn and engage with one another all while enjoying our delicious drinks, foods and pastries. We support and source our ingredients locally.
From their home page, DRIP is:
"where espresso, community, and culture connect."
DRIP has given SJPC the honor of tabling weekly at their business in order to help us connect more with our community! Our Community Organizer will be at DRIP every Wednesday from 10a-12p - come and say hi, and bring your friends!
The team behind DRIP is pictured below!
From left to right: Keiona Williamson, General Manager; Jasmine Bronson, Administrative Manager; Taylor White, Marketing and Media Manager
We asked these wonderful people a couple of questions surrounding social justice:
What does social justice mean to you?
Social justice means everyone in the community, regardless of race, gender, sexuality, or religion can live a life of dignity and self determination. We believe our political, social, economic and academic systems should reflect fairness for all, with an eye to repairing through reparation and healing to communities long excluded from those systems.
Why are you involved in social justice?
We are descendants of a people who’s labor and humanity have been stripped over generations of legal practices that have prevented us from full participation in a country our ancestors have been vital to. How could we not be invested in seeing their progress toward liberation through?
How do you self care to keep fighting for social justice?
By being Alive! We have joy and love and full lives, in spite of the conditions placed. We are not trauma, we are full beings with more to our existence than plight. We insist on recognizing and activating that.
You can find a link to sign up for DRIP's newsletter at the bottom of the page linked here!