Antiracism, Equity & Inclusion

As a trade association, one of our roles is to research, curate and share resources relevant to the cider industry. That's why we're researching and sharing antiracism resources with our members. Below you will find a list of articles, podcasts, movies and more related to the topic of racism in the food and beverage industries*. We'll be adding to this page monthly. Have a resource you'd like us to see? Please email us and let us know. 

We thank our Diversity Committee for volunteering their support in helping us do this difficult work. Learn more about our committees and our organizational statement of intent regarding Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for the cider industry.

*We do not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. The views, information, or opinions expressed in these external links are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of the American Cider Association.


Farming While Black, Point of Origin Podcast
The Point of Origin podcast is a project of Whetstone Magazine, a magazine that focuses on global food culture and origins. In these two episodes, podcast host Stephen Satterfield discusses the traditional narratives around African Americans and farming and interviews Black farmers and scholars who are challenging those narratives.

Cider Coast to Coast, Point of Origin Podcast
In this episode listeners meet Megan Larmer, who is the Director of regional food at the Glynwood Center for regional foods and farming, Robbie Honda, owner and cidermaker at Tanuki Cider, and Olivia Maki* and Mike Reis of Redfield Cider Bar & Bottle Shop.

Movies & Television Series

Red, White and Black: The Oregon Wine Story
This documentary by Black winemaker Bertony Faustin highlights the story of minority winemakers in Oregon and the challenges they have faced in their predominantly white industry. This documentary showcases the barriers faced, struggles overcome and also social awareness they raise with and within their work

Articles, Blogs & Books

3 Black Wine Experts On Diversity, Representation And Inclusion Within The Industry, Forbes
This piece addresses the barriers Black winemakers face in their industry, how to address the low number of Black individuals in wine and broader topics like inclusivity in tasting rooms.

This first person account from J'nai Gaither shares her experiences with racism working in Napa Valley.

Social Media

Tiffanie Barriere (@thedrinkingcoach)(Instagram)
Tiffanie Barriere is an award-winning bartender and social historian. On her feed she regularly shares history lessons, background research and social context for topics in the beverage industry and beyond.

Craft Beer for All (LinkedIn)
This LinkedIn page is full of tools a cidery can use to measure and evaluate your own progress toward creating an equitable and inclusive environment for your employees and your customers. Craft Beer For All is directed by J Nikol Jackson-Beckham, Ph.D., a former college professor, scholar, writer, and equity and inclusion strategist who provides consulting and training to individuals and organizations in the craft beverage industry.

*Disclosure: Olivia is a volunteer on our diversity committee.