A note from Leadership to Our Community and BeyondJune 5, 2020
We are living in challenging times and all of us are feeling the stress, anxiety, displacement and uncertainty in one way or another. The senseless death of George Floyd exemplifies the horrors of racial discrimination and yet we know that this is not an isolated event. There are many others who have died or suffered and continue to endure serious hardship due to injustice. We are reminded about the need to look beyond our immediate circumstances and think about the social injustices and racial discrimination that exist all around us and impact our values, our lives, and our country. Far too many members of our society are still not treated with the same empathy, kindness, fairness, or justness that they deserve.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” At Hinckley Allen, our leadership is compelled to publicly condemn the hate and discrimination exhibited by these injustices and to reaffirm our commitment to live by our values and cultivate a workplace that makes equality, diversity, and openness our priority. We strongly support the work of our Diversity & Inclusion Committee to provide valuable input and initiate programs on diversity and inclusion for all our colleagues and to be a positive force in our communities to combat prejudice and injustice. We also have an active Pro Bono program that encourages our attorneys to advocate for those who are in need of assistance. Nevertheless, we know that those efforts are not nearly enough and we need to do more.
These times require not only reflection and statements, but action. We call upon all of our colleagues at Hinckley Allen to be leaders in fighting injustice and to exhibit to our families, friends, colleagues, and communities in which we live and work, that we are committed to combating discrimination and hatred.
We all must do better.
Together, we will make a difference.
David J. Rubin, Managing Partner