Swift Currie Closes Early in Observance of Juneteenth
Swift Currie is closing at 12 p.m. on Friday, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger landed at Galveston, Texas, to announce the Civil War ended and all slaves were freed — more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.
The firm will take this time to reflect on and celebrate Black history and culture, while also spurring its members to take personal action with anti-racism educational resources. Earlier this week, Swift Currie’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee invited employees to join the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge as organized by the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment.
We understand the fight for racial justice does not stop here. Swift Currie is dedicated to effecting change and is actively taking steps to identify opportunities to make the firm a more just, equal and inclusive environment.
To foster knowledge surrounding anti-racism and effective allyship, the Diversity & Inclusion Committee offers a list of resources, including books, podcasts, movies, volunteer opportunities and more to assist those looking for ways to get involved.
Please click here to download the resource list.