During black history month, we pause, reflect and honor the sacrifices made in the past — and pledge our dedication to continuing the fight for the future. Throughout history, many have shed tears, persevered through pain and lost their lives in the pursuit of justice and equal rights.
We’ve come a long way, but there is still more work to do. As leaders, we need to continue to stand up for people today who also have a right to their dignity, and their share of the American dream.
Here is a shortened version of the Black History Month presentation given by SEIU-UHW Executive Board members in February 2013.