Gerri Harris, DE&I Committee Co-Chair
I asked my 12-year-old granddaughter, “what is special about June 19?”
She replied, “That's mom's birthday… and… and it's a holiday to celebrate the end of slavery in the United States.”
Do you, your children, and your grandchildren know why June 19 is special in the United States?
Carter G. Wilson said, “If you control a man's thinking, you do not have to worry about his actions.” Some people in America think wealth and prosperity are restricted to a select few in America; I choose not to believe that. Instead, I believe… “As a man or woman thinketh, so it is!” Both are true if you think you cannot or believe you can!
As members of NAWIC and citizens in America, let's work hard to eliminate social and economic marginalization. Instead, let's give ourselves permission to embrace and honor all humanity and celebrate and cultivate the rich contributions and culture of Blacks and African Americans in America. Let's practice continuous self-awareness, accountability, and actions to foster a peaceful and equitable commUNITY for all cultures in America.