TORONTO, ON – Left Field Brewery has announced the next group to benefit from Beer For Everybody, the brewery’s ongoing “initiative to showcase and support local organizations that work to dismantle systemic inequities.”
From August 1st to October 31st, 100% of profits from all Beer For Everybody apparel and $2 from each Beer For Everybody 6-pack purchased will be donated to Anishnawbe Health Foundation, an “Indigenous-led registered charity that supports an environment where the urban Indigenous community can heal spiritually, physically, emotionally and mentally; and fosters the reclamation, preservation, research and application of traditional healing methods, including the sharing of these with all people.”
The announcement includes the following statement:
We recognize that alcohol has historically been used as a colonial tool to control, manipulate and marginalize Indigenous communities, repercussions of which continue to harm Indigenous people to this day. We have chosen to support Anishnawbe Health Foundation through this initiative as an acknowledgement of this truth, and to financially support them in their effort to provide healing to the urban Indigenous Community in Toronto. We thank the team at Anishnawbe Health Foundation for working closely with us through the planning stages of this session, so we could ensure we are supporting them honourably, and we will continue an open dialogue over the coming months. This article provides context from an Indigenous perspective, as well as links for continued learning.
The previous Beer For Everybody beneficiary was the Bill 7 Award, a “registered, charitable trust that awards scholarships to gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, two-spirited and queer Ontario post-secondary students.”
For more details, see the full announcement on the Left Field Brewery website.
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