As community leaders and elected officials act to address systemic racism in our country, we must also look to business leaders from all sectors to take responsibility to make change.

I am excited to announce a virtual town hall on Juneteenth with Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs: Reversing Systemic Racism and Black Divestment in Banking. Along with leaders from BMO Harris and Northern Trust, we will make a special announcement and discuss actionable steps to achieve racial equity in the banking industry. It’s no accident that we’re holding this event on Juneteenth, the holiday honoring the day in 1865 when the last group of enslaved Black Americans finally learned that the Civil War had ended and they were free. Please join us for this inspiring, necessary event.