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Recognizing Juneteenth - Freedom Day

Today we recognize Juneteenth - Freedom Day. Juneteenth commemorates the final emancipation of enslaved African Americans after the Civil War. 
At LSS we have made a commitment to work toward racial equity: “LSS acknowledges racial and ethnic differences because of the profound impact they have on individuals, groups, communities and society. In order to foster an organizational culture that is cognizant of race and ethnicity, we will engage in honest and respectful conversations about the role of race and culture in the work we do. We will hold ourselves accountable for continual improvement in working toward racial equity. We will advocate for solutions to the social injustices that result from systemic racism.”
May today be a day of reflection and conversation about how we can work to address systemic racism and achieve equitable outcomes.