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Alkermes: Our Responsibility to Combat Discrimination and Racism

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Last week, more than 1,000 Alkermes employees came together virtually to listen to our colleagues who volunteered to share their stories of how racism and bias have impacted their lives. We are grateful to them for their openness and willingness to share the challenges they face. As a company that believes in equality and justice, we have a responsibility to combat discrimination and racism in all forms in our communities. While an important and impactful discussion, this was only the first of many to come as we continue to take action to help eliminate discrimination in all its forms.

3 Innovative Ways Johnson & Johnson Proudly Supports the LGBTQ+ Community

From inclusive benefits to partnerships with nonprofits, the company aims to be a strong ally during Pride Month—and beyond.
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Fifty years ago this month, the first LGBTQ Pride marches took place in cities across the United States to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York City, giving rise to what’s now known as LGBTQ Pride Month, which is celebrated each June in support of equal rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer citizens.

Albertsons Companies Commits $5 Million to Social Justice

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BOISE, Idaho, June 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Albertsons Companies today announced a $5 million donation to social justice organizations as well as those on the front line of the fight for equality. 

20 Years of Progress Can't Stop Now

by Amy Wilson, Dow General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, GLAD Executive Sponsor
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This year, Dow is celebrating the 20th anniversary of our LGBTQ+ and ally employee resource group, GLAD. It’s an important milestone. It reminds us of the incredible progress we’ve made and the work we still have yet to do.

CEO Letter to the Black & Veatch Community

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Dear Colleagues,

Words seem to fall short when trying to address the pain and frustration that so many are feeling right now with the racial injustices happening across the United States, particularly within our black community. The senseless deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor are just the most recent heart-breaking examples of far too many others. My heart goes out to the families of these victims and to our professionals hurting from the loss of life and the continued violence happening in this country and globally.

3 Questions: Shundrawn Thomas on How Silence Prevents Needed Inclusion Conversations

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President of Northern Trust Asset Management answers: What's the message for the financial services industry when it comes to diversity?

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Comcast Announces $100 Million Multiyear Plan to Advance Social Justice and Equality

By Brian L. Roberts
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Last Sunday, I wrote to you to express my outrage over the far too familiar and frequent acts of violence against the Black community, and to acknowledge the structural racism that fuels these injustices. I’ve spoken with many employees – as have our leaders across Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal and Sky – and we have begun to mobilize as a company. While we recognize we don’t have all the answers, we agree it’s time that we start putting our words into real, sustainable action. 

UPS Calls for Justice and Reform to Advance Equality

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June 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced it is stepping up its actions in support of justice, reform and equality for Black Americans in response to the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others.

ON Semiconductor's Stance Against Racism and the Importance of Inclusion Within the Workplace

by President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of ON Semiconductor Corporation
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Many in my generation were hopeful that equality would be commonplace in America and around the world. Recent incidents serve as a reminder to all of us that this has not yet occurred and is an opportunity for us to help. I view the recent protests with positivity as many allies are walking with our black community. One of the things that makes our company unique, is our desire to strive for continuous growth, improvement and support of each other.

That Other Viral Killer: Systemic, Enduring, Transmissible, Global Racism

A note from Benevity Founder and Chairman, Bryan de Lottinville
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I don’t profess to be a civil rights activist, nor particularly informed on this issue. I can’t pretend to know what it’s like to be Black or Brown or otherwise marginalized, or to have to fear for my life in even the most innocuous of interactions. The worst I’ve ever been is poor. Subsidized education and likely my whiteness helped me evolve to the ‘entitled but empathetic spectator’ status that I hold. But on this topic, I’m forlorn. I’m heartbroken. I’m embarrassed. I’m ashamed. And I know that I’m not alone in feeling that way. After all, as we say at Benevity, We Are We.

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