On May 29, Starbucks will close 8,000 stores within the U.S. to launch a day of anti-racial bias and sensitivity training. To help prepare its employees, the billion dollar company released a video that outlines its goals.
According to The Seattle Times, Oscar Award-winner Common appears in the first visual as one of the brand’s guides to help attain a company-wide resolve. The “Glory” rapper’s mission will be to help “people see each other fully, completely, respectfully.”
The video depicts stories of people who’ve had a heightened level of self-awareness when dealing with those in the service field and how one wrong gesture can alter their reality. The four-hour training session will also highlight past instances of false accusations and discrimination, dating back to the Civil Rights Movement.