During Black History Month, PLC reflects on the brave people, like Charlotte E. Ray, Ferdinand Lee Barnett, Jane Bolin and Charles Hamilton Houston who pursued justice and paved the way for more equal access to justice for all. We also consider the national racial reckoning of the past year and remember Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Walter Scott, Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Stephon Clark, Breonna Taylor, Ahmad Arbery, George Floyd and too many other human beings lost due to injustice. We affirmatively state Black Lives Matter. We continue our board and staff initiatives on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. We pursue justice for all our clients.

We also reflect on the wisdom then-California Attorney General Kamala Harris shared with us during our 2013 Volunteers for Justice Dinner. Her emphasis on combatting human trafficking and assisting people facing housing insecurity resonate just as strongly today. We applaud Vice President Kamala Harris in making history as the first female, Black and Asian American VP. We share in her call to action to “build a more just and inclusive America.”