The guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial for the murder of George Floyd confirmed what we all saw and heard that terrible day. Just as we could not turn away then, we cannot turn aside now. With hard work and commitment, this can be the beginning of much-needed change in the United States.
To everyone speaking out, we see you, we hear you, and we stand with you. We see the pain, grief, and trauma inflicted through the violence of intergenerational systemic racism.
For 50 years, we have worked to build a better, more inclusive world, and we remain committed to that ideal. For that vision to be realized, however, our work and every new initiative must include active and intersectional efforts to combat racism. Our diversity, equity, and inclusion work will continue, and our efforts will redouble. We will join together to make this much-needed change in the world.