Today is Juneteenth, or June 19th, an annual celebration for the end of slavery in the United States. The holiday commemorates this specific date; June 19th 1865, the day when federal troops arrived in Texas to ensure all enslaved people were freed.
This year, Juneteenth is becoming more important than ever since the growing protest of inequality and injustice affecting our black community. As a company built by minority women, we would like to honor this important day, to learn and to educate ourselves about the history of Juneteenth, the importance and the impact of this day to our life.
The past week has been a learning week for all of us to listen, to learn and to understand the pain that has been affecting our black community. We stand with the protestors who are putting their voices and bodies on the line to advocate, to fight all racially motivated violence and state-sanctioned brutality.
Diversity isn't only a value for our company. It is literally who we are as a company, how we live and perform in our world and business. We are always committed to be a diverse company and to embrace all communities especially our black community who have been experiencing racial injustice and lack of opportunities in many facets.