June typically marks the start of Pride celebrations across the globe; a celebration that has its origins in a New York City riot. Celebrations this month look very different with COVID-19.
It is also impossible to find a celebratory tone with the racial injustice and violence that has impacted the African-American community across our state, the country, and the globe.
As we reflect on Pride this month, we need to remember that the fight for equality is not over. Not for us and not for others. We stand in solidarity with the African-American Community and may we strive for equality as we move forward together.