Throughout February, a number of Medtronic African Descent Network hubs around the U.S. are embracing Lewis’ call to “make good trouble” and build a stronger future for employees and communities.
"Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble." - John Lewis in 2018
During Black History Month, which takes place each year during the month of February, there is much to celebrate about the past achievements and impact each of our member charities listed below have contributed to this country. There is even more to celebrate about the incredible programs and missions these nonprofits are actively delivering on right now – initiatives that you can support and get involved with today and all year long.
Global engineering leader’s commitments seek to advance racial and ethnic diversity
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., February 1, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch is proud to celebrate Black History Month in February. Black History Month acknowledges and celebrates the Black American trailblazers, civil rights leaders and advocates for justice and equality who have transformed the United States. As part of the celebration, the company is announcing new commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I).
To kick off Black History Month, Fifth Third Bank’s Inclusion and Diversity team in February hosted a Chicago exhibit of art by Brian Washington. Washington, who also is an award-winning attorney, arts advocate and thinker, is a self-taught artist who specializes in works that depict the civil rights movement and American society. The exhibit featured more than 20 selections from Washington’s ongoing series “The Continual Struggle.”
Diversity and inclusion are part of our rich history and fundamental to our future success. In celebration of Black History Month, we highlight employees who have made an impact on our past, present and future.
Anthony Ray Hinton was wrongly convicted of the 1985 murders of two fast food restaurant managers in Birmingham, Alabama, sentenced to death, and held on death row for 30 years. The advocate and author was invited to address Kimberly-Clark employees across the US in a broadcast hosted by the company’s African Ancestry Employee Network (AAEN).
Our employees share what they love about the African Diaspora Culture and its global impact in honor of Black History Month.
In honor of Black History Month we’re celebrating the African Diaspora Culture at eBay and the impact it has had worldwide. Led by our Black Employees at eBay Community of Inclusion, we asked our employees from across our offices worldwide to share what they enjoyed most about the African Diaspora Culture. Some employees said they were proud to learn more about their cultural roots, while others talked about the influence across global pop culture.
During February, Fifth Third Bank employees across the Bank’s 10-state footprint hosted a variety of celebrations and events to celebrate Black History Month. Most were organized through Fifth Third’s African American business resource groups.