Friday, we pause to celebrate those emancipated from slavery and continue to strive to be an institution that Provides 100% Access and 0% disparities.

The celebration of Juneteenth gives us the opportunity to unite under the banner of freedom, for it is not merely a footnote to American history but represents a critical turning point for the country as a whole. Juneteenth invites all of us to truly recognize the importance of this pivotal time in history.

To paraphrase a quote by Dr. Maya Angelou, “When you know better, do better.” Let this be our charge.

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