Bakers Against Racism


In the wake of a  police officer killing George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter protests, Paola Velez, the pastry chef at Washington, DC’s Kith/Kin, and Willa Pelini, the pastry chef at Emilie’s in DC, wanted to do something. And what do pastry chefs do? They Bake. Together and with the addition of chef Rob Rubba they launched a bake sale with proceeds going to organizations that promote racial justice — Bakers Against Racism. What started as a local bake sale now has chapters all over the United States and all over the world. Who can participate? Everyone who wants to see radical change against systemic and structural racism. What’s the plan? A virtual bake sale will happen locally here in DC and Bakers Against Racism is encouraging all partners to participate in their local communities under the “Bakers Against Racism” banner.  To join, create a link on your business’ website or delivery platform (e.g. Tock) to sell a dessert of your choosing with the intention of donating the majority of the proceeds to a charity supporting racial equality and combating racism. All “Bakers Against Racism” participants will collectively launch their pre-sale links at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 15th as a sign of unity, with pickup on Saturday June 20, 2020 (allowing for safe and socially distant pickups of the baked goods). Send an email to mobilize your food and sweets into action at [email protected] or visit @bakersagainstracism on Instagram.