Committed to Change
Smith + Connors stands in solidarity with the Black community and the protesters who are advocating for bold, long-lasting change. No longer can our society tolerate white supremacy in any form, and we share the responsibility to help dismantle it. We acknowledge that we have a role to play in this work.
While each of our staff members are individuals responsible for how they show up in the world - we are a values-driven agency and know that this means doing what we can to help eradicate racism in all forms. As a company, we commit to working indefinitely and actively to:
Continue educating ourselves about ways to be more antiracist in all aspects of our business.
Invest time and resources to broaden our talent network and improve our hiring processes to bring more diverse candidates into Smith + Connors for full-time and contract positions.
Use our privilege and platform to amplify BIPOC voices, speak out against racism, and educate other white people.
Demand that our mayors and county and city commissioners radically divest from police spending and instead invest in community-based and peer-led services and resources.
Support Visible Alliance in fundraising to support internships for Creatives of Color in Portland, Oregon, as part of our larger commitment to the organization.
We will share more specific details with you as we take action.
Black Lives Matter.
With love and in solidarity,
Talie Smith, Scott Smith, Becca Connors, Co-Founders
And the entire S+C Team