At Ocean Tomo we are committed to supporting our team members, communities, and acknowledging our affirmative responsibility to help create lasting change. Our past and existing diversity initiatives reflect this mission. Personally, I have had the opportunity to educate myself in support of minority communities through my work as an advisor to The History Makers, a non-profit organization that is preserving and making widely accessible the untold personal stories of both well-known and unsung African Americans throughout our communities.
In recognition of Juneteenth and the national awakening of the celebration it represents, I am leveraging the Ocean Tomo Outside program for the firm to join me in contributing to this organization. You can read more about The History Makers here.
I am proud to share that Ocean Tomo will also recognize Juneteenth as an official annual company-paid holiday starting in 2021. The day reminds of long-fought battles for racial equality, both historically and ongoing. Juneteenth is a day of celebration. We encourage all our team members to use this day to create a space for learning, reflection and continued support of one another.