This Black History month comes after a monumental year of fighting for racial equality. In June, we promised our FLIK family that we would not let the continuation of racial injustice pass us by without meaningful actions and that FLIK would lead the way on implementing systemic change.
To do just that we have created an Entrepreneurial Council - a small group of impassioned people dedicated to recalibrating our culture.The council’s mission is simple but focused. The Entrepreneurial Council is committed to assisting FLIK with investing in and improving the employment cycle and experience for Black employees. Their vision is aligned with the company’s vision, which is to advance FLIK as an industry leader. To do that, we must be a company that embraces racial equity, so it becomes a pillar of our culture. Although this endeavor is just starting out, they have already been hard at work with the FLIK blog, including a thoughtful series of podcasts featuring FLIK associates and celebrated African American chefs. This year, more than most, it is crucial that we not ignore the challenges we were faced with in 2020: The global pandemic and a long-overdue reckoning with racial inequalities. So, this Black History Month, FLIK will celebrate Black humanity and showcase Black wellness traditions through storytelling with food and family. Human rights attorney Chokwe Lumumba is known to have said, “You can’t lead the people if you don’t love the people.” We approached this project with love, and we hope you will, too. Please keep up with the FLIK blog to access these exciting blogs and podcasts.