This week marked the one year anniversary of the tragic and unjust death of George Floyd. The movement to end systematic inequalities has been loud and clear, but the fight to enact universal change charges ahead. Wayne Metro stands with those who continue to be marginalized by a broken, unfair system.
The belief that all people should have hope and opportunity to realize their full potential is Wayne Metro’s vision for healthy and thriving communities. We will continue to leverage that vision as we advocate and support Black Lives Matter, George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, and equitable access to resources for our friends and neighbors.
There is still a lot of work to do in the country to move this critical reform forward; meanwhile, Community partners are stepping up to support community healing. We are proud to be a part of United Way’s Equity Challenge (click to sign up), and are committed to supporting each other through our work in healing circles.
We also acknowledge that the work is not just outward, but we must be introspective, remove our bias and refocus to learn more about ourselves and the steps we can take to create change and make a difference. Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is working diligently to strengthen our DE&I efforts across the Agency and initiate conversations that can foster an inclusive environment.
We all play a part in the movement for equality, now let’s SHOW our community that #TeamWayneMetro has what it takes to foster an equitable and inclusive space with our actions and advocacy.
Have a safe Memorial Day weekend,
Louis D. Piszker | Chief Executive Officer