In the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other Black Americans at the hands of the police, people across the United States have come together calling for the end of systemic racism and police brutality. We at Root Capital stand in solidarity with them. Change begins in recognizing the underheard voices of the vulnerable and the disconnected.
We’ve learned that peace and prosperity are not what a few should possess in isolation, but what entire communities can share when they are in respectful exchange with one another. Proximity provides the opportunity to recognize dignity in others, as partners and as humans. This has been a central lesson of our work with smallholder farmers in remote geographies for more than twenty years.
We listen to the voices of those who speak their truth. And we add our voices as they speak that truth to power.
Willy Foote || June 2020