I AM CRAFT BEER

Everyone deserves a seat at the table.

Join us for a great night of beer (or coffee) and conversation discussing diversity and inclusion in our craft beer community.

The ‘I am craft beer’ movement began in September 2019 after a prominent woman in the craft beer industry, Chalonda White (aka Afro Beer Chick) received revolting hate mail.
Dr. J Jackson-Beckham, Brewers Association Diversity Ambassador and Executive Director of Craft x EDM, started the twitter hashtag #iamcraftbeer; asking everyone to come together to post a selfie, tell something about themselves, while using the hashtag. This became a worldwide movement. You can find more information at iamcraft.beer

Kansas City's craft beer community is a diverse community, full of support for one another. Let’s get together to show the world that Kansas City is craft beer, that we are united in diversity, that our breweries are safe places, and we continue to “spread love, fight hate, and advocate for equality and justice in the world…one beer at a time.” (iamcraft.beer)

We will have a panel of individuals to help lead the discussion of diversity and inclusion here in Kansas City. The panel will consist of several individuals from our craft beer community:

Bri Burrows
Nigel Woodberry
Ruven Ortiz
Woodie Bonds
Nereida Jones
Christyna Sanchez

We are also going to have a raffle with 100% of the proceeds going to a local charity, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City. We will be pulling items from our personal stashes as well as have some fun items from local breweries Double Shift Brewing Company, Transport Brewery, Kansas City Bier Company, Cinder Block Brewery, Black Labs, and more!

We will also have a guest speaker to share her vast knowledge on this specific subject in the beer industry, Christie Merandino of Transport Brewery.

Everyone in Kansas City and surrounding areas are invited to this event! Come out to meet new people, drink some great beer, and stay for the wonderful conversation.



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