Levi Strauss is offering 24/7 confidential counseling with the help of a “racial trauma specialist" and encouraging employees to advocate for "common sense gun laws" following Kyle Rittenhouse's acquittal.
Levi’s Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer Elizabeth Morrison sent a letter to employees, obtained by the Daily Mail. She claimed that the news of the Rittenhouse verdict, following “racial justice protests last year” created a “difficult day for many.”
“The pain and trauma of race, identity and belief-based tragedies is a reality that many of us are struggling with on an ongoing basis,” Morrison, who has worked at Levi Strauss for just over a year, continued. “It can feel physically, mentally and emotionally draining to continue to relive these moments, and I want you to know, it’s okay to not be okay.”
Morrison wrote about her plans to host a fireside chat with Dr. Jamila Codrington, a “racial trauma specialist,” to “talk about the mental and physical impacts of back-to-back social and racial justice events and trauma coping mechanisms.”