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How DoorDash is celebrating Black History Month 2024

February 1, 2024

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Raj Prashad

Black History Month holds profound significance as it is a dedicated time to honor and acknowledge Black individuals' invaluable contributions, achievements, and struggles throughout history. As we make progress toward creating a workplace that engages people of all backgrounds while fostering an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion, Black History Month provides an opportunity for month-long observance and a deeper understanding of the  resilience, courage, and brilliance of Black leaders, activists, artists, inventors, and countless unsung heroes who have shaped history despite enduring systemic injustices.

This February, in collaboration with our Black@ Employee Resource Group, we continue to acknowledge and reflect on the significance of Black history while embracing and embodying this year’s theme of African Americans & the Arts. 

Beginning on February 1 and throughout the month, we’re hosting a series of in-person and virtual events. We’ll kick off the month with a Virtual Black Art Tour, hearing immersive stories from an expert art and culture guide. Later in the month, we’ll have Black History Month-themed trivia followed by an afternoon of short films centering on Blackness and Black Creators, and later we’ll be joined by artist Mikael Owunna to chat about the art of pride and self-love. 

Our Black@ ERG members will take part in a Lunch ‘N’ Learn series to inspire and learn from each other and we’ll celebrate the month during a Black@ members meeting. In our New York and Tempe office spaces, we’ll learn the art of movement through a hosted in-office yoga class guided by an onsite instructor.

To close our Black History Month, we’ll host our first-ever Black@ Dashmart initiative, where we are honored and excited to highlight and celebrate some of the many Black leaders we have in our DashMarts, and give them a new forum to tell the stories of their careers and development.

To continue our work in engaging black-owned businesses, our Workplace Services and DashMart teams are partnering to highlight black-owned snack products as part of our corporate office snack program during Black History Month, which includes Rude Boy Cookies, Elise Dessert Company, Maya's Bakes, Mirellis Ice Cream, Staten Sweets, and more. 

We will continue to prioritize investing in and advancing opportunities for historically underrepresented people. Our success as a company is firmly rooted in our inclusive culture and in advancing diversity throughout DoorDash to ensure we reflect the global audiences we serve, with learning and development opportunities available to corporate team members covering topics such as how to support allyship and anti-racism, dealing with microaggression, being an inclusive organization, and more.

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