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POSTED IN ARTICLES ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2021

Join Veridian in celebrating Black History Month.

Black history is an important part of American history – part of our shared story. Some of that history can be uncomfortable, like slavery, racism and redlining. But it also reminds us of the progress we've made and teaches us how to continue to move forward. When we study the opposition to movements for emancipation, civil rights and racial justice, we learn how to overcome similar forces today.

The unjust killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and others like them show the need for additional learning and understanding. We can do a better job of listening to each other, learning from each other and celebrating our differences, rather than letting them divide us.

Here are some ways you can celebrate Black History Month:

  • Be a curious and eager learner on the topic of Black history – and keep it up after February is over.
  • Seek out books, articles, podcasts and movies that can help educate you on our country’s history with race relations.
  • Listen to the lived experiences of others to view the world from another perspective.

A credit union where everyone belongs – that's the value of Veridian.

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