by Amy Wilson, Dow General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, GLAD Executive Sponsor
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.
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.
by Michael Sneed, Chief Communication Officer, Johnson & Johnson
Tomorrow I will have the distinct honor of participating in a panel discussion held by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, titled Black America – The Double Pandemic, where I will join experts examining the incredibly damaging impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Black community.
This has been a difficult stretch for the country with millions sick, out of work, or simply stuck at home. But the horrific murder of George Floyd shifted our collective focus to a very different sort of epidemic. Mr. Floyd joined the names of Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Philando Castile, Breonna Taylor and thousands of other African Americans who have been killed by the police in this country. We often hear that at times like this we need to have a national conversation about race, but where do we start?
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.
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.
Last Sunday, I shared our "Call for Unity" and committed that Yum! Brands will invest more time, talent and resources to be a greater force for positive change and equality — for restaurant employees and in the communities where we operate alongside our franchisees. Open and honest conversations across our company and with our franchisees are making it clear that we must now take action to help break down the systemic issues of inequality and racism.