A Reckoning for Trust, Truth & Racial Justice Tour
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Action
Janelle MacLean, Corporate ESG Manager; Inclusion and Diversity Committee Chair
A peer learning experience sheds light on America's history of racism and its impact through today.
Since March of 2022, groups of leaders from across the Pohlad organization have joined the Center for Economic Inclusion’s Reckoning for Truth, Trust & Racial Justice Tour. This peer learning experience is held in Montgomery, Alabama, and provides an opportunity to comprehend America’s history of racism and focus on the task of creating a racially just, inclusive, and equitable community.
In August 2022, members of the Pohlad family visited the Equal Justice Initiative’s (EJI) Legacy Museum and The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, where they held a conversation with Bryan Stevenson, author of “Just Mercy” and EJI founder. Following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the Pohlad family committed $25 million to racial justice. In November 2022, a second group of business leaders from the Pohlad organization and other Twin Cities companies went on the tour. At The King Center, Edmund Pettus Bridge, Rosa Parks’ original apartment, and The Legacy Museum, they experienced the heartbreaking reality of slavery and Jim Crow laws, and gained a deeper understanding of the significance of the Civil Rights movement and its relevance today.